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The Fifties Mystique By Jessica Mann
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Many young women ‘long to put the clock back to the post-war years when life seemed prettier and nicer.’ In this book Jessica Mann demolishes such preconceptions about their... More > mothers’ or grandmothers’ young days, showing that in reality life was uglier and nastier. Born just before WW2, she grew up in the post-war era of austerity, restrictions and hypocrisy, before anyone even dreamed of Women’s Lib. The Fifties Mystique is both a personal memoir and a polemic. In explaining the lives of pre-feminists to the post-feminists of today, Mann discusses the period’s very different attitudes to sex, childbirth, motherhood and work, describes how she and other young women lived in that distant world with its forgotten restrictions and warns against taking hard-won rights for granted. Jessica Mann is the author of 21 crime novels and 4 non-fiction books. As a journalist she has written for national newspapers, weeklies and glossy magazines and is the crime fiction critic of The Literary Review.< Less
HOLLYWOOD GOLD: FILMS OF THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES By John Howard Reid
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Hollywood's Golden Era? I'd pick the period from 1939 through 1960. Here are 144 classic movies from this Golden Age of the Cinema, ranging (alphabetically) from "The Admiral Was a Lady" to... More > "You Were Never Lovelier". Other films discussed in comprehensive detail (and with full background and release information) in this book include "The Adventures of Mark Twain", "The Chase", "Daisy Kenyon", "The Ghost of Frankenstein", "Humoresque", "In Old California", "Joan of Paris", "Letter from an Unknown Woman", "Magic Town", "Nightmare Alley", The Paradine Case", "Roughly Speaking", "The Scarlet Claw", "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "You'll Never Get Rich".< Less
Recollections: A Baby Boomer's Memories of the Fabulous Fifties By Jim Chambers
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As one of the first post-WWII Baby Boomers, Jim Chambers’ childhood and early teenage years were in the 1950s, a remarkable decade for the United States that saw enormous political,... More > technological, and cultural changes. Although many books have covered the headline-making events of the era in great detail, few of these books give the reader a real feel for what daily life was like for Americans living in that decade, especially for kids growing up then. The author remembers the little nuts and bolts things of daily life for families during the fascinating decade known as the Fabulous Fifties. "Recollections" perfectly blends paying homage to the little day-to-day rituals with a larger scale examination of social issues and mores of the times, and it’s equally entertaining on either level. "Recollections" is a warm, lovingly honest, and fascinating portrait of America in the mid-20th Century.< Less
Recollections: A Baby Boomer's Memories of the Fabulous Fifties By Jim Chambers
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As one of the first post-WWII Baby Boomers, Jim Chambers’ childhood and early teenage years were in the 1950s, a remarkable decade for the United States that saw enormous political,... More > technological, and cultural changes. Although many books have covered the headline-making events of the era in great detail, few of these books give the reader a real feel for what daily life was like for Americans living in that decade, especially for kids growing up then. The author remembers the little nuts and bolts things of daily life for families during the fascinating decade known as the Fabulous Fifties. "Recollections" perfectly blends paying homage to the little day-to-day rituals with a larger scale examination of social issues and mores of the times, and it’s equally entertaining on either level. "Recollections" is a warm, lovingly honest, and fascinating portrait of America in the mid-20th Century.< Less
Following God's Path: Fifty Years As A Minister’s Family: A Biography of Reverand Arvil & Emma Lee Huffman By Rodger L. Huffman
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Following God's Path is not only a biography of a minister's family but also provides history in rural southeast Missouri. The sermons and poems will hopefully provide you the reader a blessing from... More > their messages. The history contained inside this book gives the reader a glimpse of a bygone era and the way of life for this rural Christian family as they dealt with everyday challenges.< Less
Following God's Path: Fifty Years As a Minister’s Family: A Biography of Reverand Arvil & Emma Lee Huffman By Rodger L. Huffman
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ollowing God's Path is not only a biography of a minister's family but also provides history in rural southeast Missouri. The sermons and poems will hopefully provide you the reader a blessing from... More > their messages. The history contained inside this book gives the reader a glimpse of a bygone era and the way of life for this rural Christian family as they dealt with everyday challenges.< Less
Odilie - the adventure continues By Odilie Samwald
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This is a selection from over fifty years of Odilie Samwald's writing, painting and drawing. The book is an intimate peek into the life and memories of a tough survivor of the childhood polio... More > epidemic that struck Canada in the the thirties.< Less
Summer of '55: Laurie-Lee Hitches a Ride By Bette E. Bleu
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Speedster Eddy and his poet pal, Jim, pick up sexy hitch-hiker, Laurie-Lee, at an all-night diner. The trio make a tasty love triangle as they speed across the country to New York City. When they... More > stop overnight at the Siesta Motel, Laurie-Lee knows her pretty, pink lipstick will be messed up something good.< Less
Growing Old in New Town: What Marked Me, What Marred Me, What Made Me By Michael E. Goings
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A true saga of an African-American family that sprouted from the fallow soil of poverty, domestic violence, and the obnoxious weeds of bigotry, Growing Old in New Town narrates the memoir of a black... More > boy’s upbringing in a racist, small southern town. This memoir follows author Michael E. Goings and his family through their struggles, dramas, and triumphs, providing an accurate depiction of life in the Jim Crow South from the 1950s to the 1970s. Growing Old in New Town chronicles young Michael, the fifth born of ten siblings, who at an early age witnessed the horrors and happiness of being born in a poor black family in Dillon, South Carolina. He embodies many of the poor black children of his era and area who struggled with demons in their families, communities, and cultures. This bittersweet drama highlights the fraternal comradery of brothers and the sibling rivalry that often caused them to clash. It tells of rural and southern living during Jim Crow from a poor, black boy’s perspective.< Less
Growing Old In New Town: What Marked Me, What Marred Me, What Made Me By Michael E. Goings
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A true saga of an African-American family that sprouted from the fallow soil of poverty, domestic violence, and the obnoxious weeds of bigotry, Growing Old in New Town narrates the memoir of a black... More > boy’s upbringing in a racist, small southern town. This memoir follows author Michael E. Goings and his family through their struggles, dramas, and triumphs, providing an accurate depiction of life in the Jim Crow South from the 1950s to the 1970s. Growing Old in New Town chronicles young Michael, the fifth born of ten siblings, who at an early age witnessed the horrors and happiness of being born in a poor black family in Dillon, South Carolina. He embodies many of the poor black children of his era and area who struggled with demons in their families, communities, and cultures. This bittersweet drama highlights the fraternal comradery of brothers and the sibling rivalry that often caused them to clash. It tells of rural and southern living during Jim Crow from a poor, black boy’s perspective.< Less