Alvin Toffler, ‘Future Shock’ Author, Dies at 87

Alvin Toffler, ‘Future Shock’ Author, Dies at 87
Alvin Toffler, the author of the nonfiction best-seller “Future Shock,” has died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87 and no cause of death was given, The New York Times reported. His death was confirmed by his consulting firm, Toffler Associates, which is based in Reston, Virginia. Published in 1970 when U.S. society was in chaos amid riots over the Vietnam War, “Future Shock,” sold millions of copies and was translated into dozens of languages, catapulting Toffler to international fame. The book presciently forecast how people and institutions of the late 20th century would contend with the immense strains and.
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