Twilight at the World of Tomorrow

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James Mauro discusses the 1939 World’s Fair, which took place at an important turning point for America—the window of time between the Great Depression and World War II. His book Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War describes how the fair began to symbolize the transformation from acute optimism to fear and dread. The novel tells the story of four men struggling against the impending global violence as the World’s Fair was taking place.