Home fires: an intimate portrait of one middle-class family in postwar America
Home Fires is a brilliant chronicle of the cultural transformations of postwar America as reflected in the experiences of Sam and Eve Gordon, and of their four children, who grow up to shatter their parents' American Dream. Katz deftly juxtaposes day-to-day family life with landmark public events to create a rich and revealing portrait of America from FDR to Bush. Photographs.
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review is from: Home Fires: An Intimate Portrait of One Middle-Class Family in Postwar America (Paperback) It is amazing that the Gordon family permitted the author to share the intimate details of the lives of the four generations of this family. Anyone, especially those who have lived in New York or the various places the families have lived will compare their own experiences as they read along. Interfacing national events of the the time, popular books (I even remember reading Crack in the Picture Window in 1957) and music, plays and musicals of the times)with events of the families lives demonstrates how in fact we Americans have been so affected by these national and new technological trends as we have moved along. Today Facebook and social networks would be included as the difficult political times. My immediate reaction was to formulate in my own mind families of my few close friends as well as of course my own. In a way I guess in total extended families in the US are like this. The happy ending in Florida is really nice.
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I loved this book, the story of one family from the 1940's through the 1970's. Even if the characters were trying and the fads unending, the nostalgia and sense of 'been there, done that' was ever ... Read full review