You can check the delivery times for your location by choosing from the state options below. Once you’ve chosen and personalized your gift, the actual delivery estimate will be shown during checkout. Every book is made to order, so the time to make, personalize and bind the book by hand is factored into the delivery time.
Select the location you would like to ship to:
Calculate shipping time for:
30th July - 1st August
26th July - 29th July
24th July - 25th July
The delivery times shown here are ESTIMATED times only, and your actual delivery date will be calculated during checkout.
Once you have placed your order you can track it via our Track my order facility. Just enter your details and track your parcel!
You'll love this because...
The biggest events of the 1950s are showcased via Washington Post newspaper articles printed at the time.
A collection of original Washington Post reprints from the 1940s
Personalized with any name, a message and optional embossing
Gold embossed and handbound in a racing green leatherette cover
Ability to emboss your cover for free
12.5” x 15” of tabloid coverage of major events
After the devastation of the Second World War in the previous decade, America found itself embroiled in another two major conflicts in the 1950s: the Cold War and the Korean War. A major event in the former occurred on 5th March 1953, as the leader of the Soviet Union Josef Stalin died from a cerebral haemorrhage aged 74. The Korean War, often known as the “Forgotten War”, began in 1950 and lasted until 1953.
The shape of America as a nation was changing physically, too, with Alaska and Hawaii becoming the 49th and 50th states respectively. Elsewhere in the world, the most noteworthy 50s news story was the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth II, who took her coronation oath as Queen on 2nd June 1953. Personalise your Washington Post Decade book with a name and special message, which will be printed in a certificate on the title page. The name will also be embossed in gold on the cover, making this the perfect gift for any budding historian.
How to Personalize the 1950s Decade Book
This edition comes in a green leatherette cover with your recipient’s name embossed in gold as standard. Also add a special message to feature on the book’s title page.
Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
Features 90 stories and two cover pages. Total number of pages: 102.
Not only the quality of the product but the superb customer service. The accessibility, the care and promptness I experienced with Yvette is laudable. Thank you Yvette, I am happy you replied to my inquiry. I would use and recommend the company In The Book without hesitation.
- Celso Rivera
Andrew Shaw28 May
If you've seen or used a Haynes car…
If you've seen or used a Haynes car manual, then you'll appreciate the humour im this one!! A great gift for any car person/people, who've just got married or not!!
Well worth it as a present, as it is quite funny......or at least the parts that I quickly read before wrapping it up as a present. It was delivered quickly, within a few days too.
Luke Paynter27 May
A great gift idea
Simple and easy to set up. Great quality product and arrived on time. A perfect little gift to give, recommend.
Smaller than a Hayes manual
Lovely book. Only personalised on the front cover & on one page inside.
A smaller size than the original Haynes manual. It’s ok for the money. Nice enough gift
Steve Pugh26 May
Very good quality
Very good quality, had a very personalised feel.....others have that 'squeezed a name in and it still looked out of place' feel.
I saw these books advertised and knew…
I saw these books advertised and knew it was just what I wanted.. . Was smaller than I realised but still great.. quick delivery, good communication
Very good service
My little niece really liked this book with her name personalised and a little photo of her in it with Moana.
MISS SOUTHWOOD26 May
Amazing item and had my Dad in absolute…
Amazing item and had my Dad in absolute stitches
Barbara Alexander26 May
Bought this as a gift
Bought this as a gift. Book looks great. Very easy to order and a great service.
Mette Kiilerich26 May
Great look of the book
Great look of the book - quality is good.
I orded a giftbox with the book and it is a great extra to buy with the book.