There aren't that many retro-futurism books out there, at least ones that are accessible to your average lay reader. The Wonderful Future That Never Was is one of the best. It provides a nice comprehensive compendium of the various predictions that people were making decades ago about what life would be like in the year 2000. Some have turned out to be true - although not necessarily in the manner predicted - and others have been wayyy off the mark.
A few things that set this book apart from the rest:
1. Specific years are included. This may seem like a small thing, but it's interesting to see how predictions differed from year to year, as opposed to having some vague statement of what things were like in the 1930s as a whole. The way this book is formatted, we have little blurbs and paragraphs talking about the various predictions, with the specific year in which said prediction was made.
2. There is hardly any "hindsight is 20/20" bias. It's all too easy for us to mock the 'out there' predictions of the future*, e.g. "LOL, they thought we'd be wearing skinsuits and living in domed cities?? Idiots!" So I appreciate the author's restraint here. While the book does present an introduction to each chapter, most of the predictions themselves are presented without any outside commentary. Consequently, we can judge and see the predictions for what they actually are, instead of being unduly swayed by the author's own biases. The Wonderful Future That Never Was feels a lot less patronizing than a lot of other books on the same subject.
3. Plenty of pictures included! They're nice and large too. Easy to view.
If you are interested in this subject at all, I strongly recommend getting this book.
* As Gregory Benford writes on page 10: "Predictions might be more restrained and subtle today, but that doesn't mean they're better or more accurate. They're just more recent, so we think they're hip, knowing, aware. Beware our prejudice in favor of what's recent - history doesn't only repeat itself, it sometimes stutters."