In the 1950s, American's went crazy for the nuclear bomb, going as far as to travel out to Atomic hotels in Las Vegas to watch the explosions themselves.
Lucy Worsley reveals the myths and manipulations behind American history, revealing the historic myths and deceptions told following the United States’ emergence as a superpower after the Second World War. We often remember the 1950s and early 1960s in America as a golden era of abundance, harmony and the American dream made real. This film reveals that to be a carefully constructed illusion. In truth, the era of America’s supremacy was a time of government deception, racial conflict and fears of nuclear annihilation.