Home fires: an intimate portrait of one middle-class family in postwar America

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Aaron Asher Books, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 619 pages
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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 ... Read full review

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Using the true story of a typical American family to encapsulate major social, cultural, and political developments in the United States from the end of World War II until 1991 appeals as an idea but ... Read full review



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Donald Katz is the author of "Home Fires," which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, "The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears," winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, and "Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World," His most recent book, "The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories," was recently published by AtRandom.com. He is a contributing editor for "Rolling Stone" and has been a contributor to "The New Republic, Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated," and "Men's Journal," His work has won and been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. Katz is the founder of Audible, Inc. the leading Internet provider of spoken-word audio.