Entertainment Nation - Signed Edition

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In Entertainment Nation: How Music, Television, Film, Sports, and Theater Shaped the United States, U.S. history gets the star treatment with this essential guide to the Smithsonian's first permanent exhibition on pop culture, featuring objects like Muhammad Ali's training robe, Leonard Nimoy's Spock ears, and Dorothy's ruby slippers, oh my! Entertainment Nation is a star-studded and richly illustrated book celebrating the best of 150 years of U.S. pop culture. The book presents nearly 300 breathtaking Smithsonian objects from the first long-term exhibition on popular culture, and features contributors like Billie Jean King, Ali Wong, and Jill Lepore. Entertainment Nation offers the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the passion and grit of star athletes, the limelight of the music industry and theater, and the amazing entertainers we love to watch.

Museum Story

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Behring Center, is responsible for the collection, care, and preservation of more than three million objects.


  • Book signed by Kenneth Cohen and John W. Troutman
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • 392 color images
  • 11" x 9"
  • Edited by Kenneth Cohen (Edard and Helen Hintz Secretarial Scholar and Curator at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History) and John W. Troutman (curator of American music at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and project director for the Entertainment Nation exhibit)
  • Foreword by Kareen Abdul-Jabbar