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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
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
Muncy Station Review By John Rymell, L Rook, K Lenhart
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The Muncy Station Review (MSR) anthology is a salute to era of pulp fiction magazines. These escapist publications, originally published on cheap pulp paper in the years between the twenties to the... More > fifty’s, were found at most corner newsstands for a dime. Usually the magazine contained a short novel or serialized story, and two or three shorter works, covering a variety of adventure, horror, science fiction, mystery, detectives, and westerns.< Less
Thanks for the Warning By Van Harris
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The comedian Van Harris currently resides in New Jersey with Shirley, his wife of more than fifty years. A mainstay of the Catskill Mountain resorts, the "King of Club Dates" also appeared... More > on the Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson shows, hosted a weekly TV variety show, and entertained on cruise ships around the world. Van's memoir vividly recounts growing up in Depression era Brooklyn and a lifetime in show business.< Less
Muncy Station Review By John Rymell, L Rook, K Lenhart
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The Muncy Station Review (MSR) anthology is a salute to era of pulp fiction magazines. These escapist publications, originally published on cheap pulp paper in the years between the twenties to the... More > fifty’s, were found at most corner newsstands for a dime. Usually the magazine contained a short novel or serialized story, and two or three shorter works, covering a variety of adventure, horror, science fiction, mystery, detectives, and westerns.< Less
Mowry Beach By JD Rule
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Before the sex, drugs, and music of the freewheeling sixties, the fifties brought the numbing fear of nuclear Armageddon. Mowry Beach follows the struggles of the child of a Cold War military... More > officer who yearns to find his own identity in a world where force majeure is king and instant annihilation lurks behind every bit of breaking news. Coming to terms with the opposite sex while learning to get along in a conflicted society where no one escapes the harsh facts of life, he faces challenges that find parallels in every era.< Less