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This weekend marks the beginning of the end for Mad Men, the television phenomenon that, even as it evoked the style and culture of the 1960s, managed to define so much of the zeitgeist for our own turbulent decade. If you’re suffering from withdrawal already, get yourself a copy of From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War so you have it ready when the curtain falls on Don Draper and company. This memoir, originally published in 1970, is an irreverent inside look at the 1960s world of advertising in all its, well, “glory” might not be the best word. But as Mad Men taught us, everything looks better filtered through the haze of nostalgia, even — and especially — bad behavior.

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