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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User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

My wife doesn't like non-ficiton and I don't like fiction. This audio book was the perfect compromise for us because it reads as good as any fiction book, but also tells the story about America from ... Read full review

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User Review  - Judi - Goodreads

Excellent commentary on the social scene of the 1960's. Enlightening. The book is about an ordinary family based on interviews with the family and significant people in their lives. More pain than joy, it is tough to listen to at times. 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.