Salvatore Basile

Author of COOL: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.

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Author of COOL: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.


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Most of us here in southern California can’t imagine living without air conditioning, but it took a long time to sell America on the idea.

How Air Conditioning Changed Everything

Most of us here in southern California can’t imagine living without air conditioning, but it took a long time to sell America on the idea.

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