Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family

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Threshold Editions, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 305 pages
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InBlue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family, Lynne Cheney re-creates the years after World War II in a small town on the high plains of the West. Portraying an era that started with the Ink Spots on the Zenith Radio in her family's living room and ended with Elvis on the jukebox at the local canteen, she tells of coming of age in a time when the country seemed in control of its destiny and individual Americans in charge of theirs. She describes Casper, Wyoming, where she met a young man named Dick Cheney, and remembers her hometown as a place where the future seemed as bright as the blue sky and life's possibilities as boundless as the prairie. It was also a place where a pioneer heritage prevailed, and Cheney traces the paths of forebears who journeyed westward, strengthened against adversity by a bedrock belief that they would find a better life. An uplifting exploration of a special time and place in American history,Blue Skies, No Fencesis also a heartfelt tribute to those optimistic souls who, in Lynne Cheney's words, "pinned their hopes on America and kept heading west."

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Review: Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family

User Review  - Alexandra - Goodreads

A nice coming of age story in an era glorified in American history. Great to hear about the human side of both Lynne and Dick that we never got to hear in the mainstream media while he was in office ... Read full review

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User Review  - Roxanne - Goodreads

I locked all of my political feelings in a box, and read this book trying to be just a reader of someone's memoir. I thought Lynne Cheney did a great job of portraying life as it was for her growing ... Read full review

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Lynne Cheney's most recent book is theNew York Timesbestseller,We the People: The Story of Our Constitution, illustrated by Greg Harlin. She is also the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersAmerica: A Patriotic Primer,A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women,When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots,A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America, andOur 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America, and has written a memoir,Blue Skies, No Fences. Mrs. Cheney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Vice President Richard B. Cheney.

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