My Time: Life and Times in the Twentieth Century

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AuthorHouse, Aug 6, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages

My Time

Most people live their lives on a day to day basis.  Our planning calendar is booked for three to seven days in the future.  We seldom take a step back and look at recent events in perspective.

This book is intended to provide that perspective look at events that shaped the course of our lives.  Only in retrospect do we realize the changes that have occurred and influenced events of our lives.

This process might be compared to watching an “Old time silent movie”.  How strangely people dressed and acted in “those days”.  We get a sense of values and attitudes of that time.  Then we see movies made during the 1930’s.  There is a difference – in dress, in automobiles, in the telephones seen in those movies.  Customs have changed and attitudes have changed since those early silent movie days.

This book links day to day living with the evolving events that impact our lives, shape attitudes and philosophies, as individuals, as states and nations.

It has been said, “The only thing certain – is change.”

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About the author (2008)

Bob Wolfe is a native Hoosier, born November 21, 1926 in Bedford, Indiana.  In the course of his working career the family relocated a number of times, living in many different parts of Indiana and short stints in Michigan and Illinois.

He writes of the cause and effect of events and their impact on lives in the Twentieth Century.  He correlates regional, national and international events with family life during these times.

My Time spans the WW I events which sowed the seeds of World War II.  Events that shaped the era; the Roaring Twenties, the Stock Market Crash, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, WWII, Cold War, Post War and personal events; School Days, Career, Marriage, Family and  Retirement.  This is a personal perspective of this historic period.

Earlier books, "Beyond Braveheart"  was historic in nature, but genealogical in form.  "School Days, Depression Years" was a personal perspective of his school days in Columbus, Indiana which were also the years of the Great Depression.  A new book "Clara, the Little Girl From the Prairie" is about his wife, who grew up in Central Nebraska, contrasts life and events of the prairie to her adopted home in Indiana.

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