Home fires: an intimate portrait of one middle-class family in postwar America

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Aaron Asher Books,
Pub. Date:
[1992]
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1st ed.
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English
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Home Fires is the powerful saga of the Gordon family-real people, names unchanged. Spanning nearly five decades, from the end of World War II to the early 1990s, their story has the scope, depth, wealth of incident, and emotional intensity of a great novel, and an abundance of humor, scandal, warmth, and trauma. A masterful chronicle of the turbulent postwar era, illuminating the interplay between private life and profound cultural changes. Donald Katz begins his account in 1945, when Sam Gordon comes home from the war to his young wife, and two-year-old daughter, eager to move his family into the growing middle class. After a few years in the Bronx, Sam and Eve move to a new Long Island subdivision and have two more children. As the '50s yield to the '60s, the younger Gordons fly out into the culture like shrapnel from an artillery shell, each tracing a unique trajectory. Katz tells the Gordons' story-the unraveling of Sam's and Eve's American dream, to the slow, hopeful reknitting of the family-marshaling a vivid cast of supporting characters. Deftly juxtaposing day-to-day family life with landmark public events, Katz creates a rich and revealing portrait of the second half of 20th century America.
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subject_facetCounterculture -- United States -- Biography
Electronic books
Families -- United States
Families -- United States -- History
Island Park (N.Y.) -- Biography
Middle class -- United States
Middle class -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945- -- Case studies
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980 -- Case studies
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980- -- Case studies
title_displayHome fires : an intimate portrait of one middle-class family in postwar America
title_fullHome fires : an intimate portrait of one middle-class family in postwar America / Donald Katz
Home fires : an intimate portrait of one middle-class family in postwar America [electronic resource] Katz, Donald R.,
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Electronic books
Families
History
Middle class
Social conditions