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AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD by ANNIE DILLARD

Title AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD
Author ANNIE DILLARD
Publisher
Release 1987
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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After the War Was Over by David Garnes

Title After the War Was Over
Author David Garnes
Publisher iUniverse
Release 2002-07
Category Poetry
Total Pages 116
ISBN 0595237568
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The poems in After the War Was Over depict a boy's childhood in post-World War II America. Focusing on everyday events, the author creates a world lived through the perceptions, observations and remembrances of a child. Holidays, family members, pets, food, toys, world events, death, books and movies Incidents, relationships and experiences both mundane and profound are portrayed in a way that defines both the child and the era in which he was growing up.Several poems also explore the nature of these events as they are recollected in maturity, where they have become part of the fabric of an entire life. Memory thus serves to give new meaning to the adult the boy has become, as well as providing ongoing joy in the act of remembering.Readers of a certain age will identify with the world of a child growing up in the 1940s. Readers of all ages will relate to the inner life of the narrator as he experiences life as it was and as he remembers it.

Huck s Raft by Steven Mintz

Title Huck s Raft
Author Steven Mintz
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 2004
Category History
Total Pages 445
ISBN 9780674015081
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores many aspects of the changing societal role of children throughout American history, and credits the impact that children have had on major historical events.

Title A Lucky American Childhood
Author Paul Engle
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Release 1996-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781587290596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More than any other individual, Paul Engle was the spirited force behind the creative writing workshops now so abundant in America. His indomitable nature, enthusiasm, and great persuasive powers, coupled with his distinguished reputation as a poet, loomed large behind the founding of the influential Iowa Writers' Workshop. A Lucky American Childhood will appeal to people with memories of the small-town America that Paul Engle describes with such affectionate realism and to all those interested in the roots of this renowned man of letters.

Three by Annie Dillard by Annie Dillard

Title Three by Annie Dillard
Author Annie Dillard
Publisher Harper Perennial
Release 1990-11-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 624
ISBN 9780060920647
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A stunning collection of Annie Dillard's most popular books in one volume.

The Seventeen Traditions by Ralph Nader

Title The Seventeen Traditions
Author Ralph Nader
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2009-10-13
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 160
ISBN 0061736759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“The Seventeen Traditions brings us back to what’s important in life—and what makes America truly great.” —Jim Hightower, Illinois Times The activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate named one of the 100 most influential figures in American history by The Atlantic—one of only three living Americans so honored—Ralph Nader, looks back at his small-town Connecticut childhood and the traditions and values that shaped his progressive worldview. At once eye-opening, thought-provoking, and surprisingly fresh and moving, Nader’s The Seventeen Traditions is a celebration of uniquely American ethics certain to appeal to fans of Mitch Albom, Tim Russert, and Anna Quindlen—an unexpected and most welcome gift from this fearlessly committed reformer and outspoken critic of corruption in government and society. In a time of widespread national dissatisfaction and disillusionment that has given rise to new dissent characterized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, the liberal icon shows us how every American can learn from The Seventeen Traditions and, by embracing them, help bring about meaningful and necessary change.

Title The Vietnam War in American Childhood
Author Joel P. Rhodes
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release 2019
Category Children
Total Pages 286
ISBN 0820356115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For American children raised exclusively in wartime--that is, a Cold War containing monolithic communism turned hot in the jungles of Southeast Asia--and the first to grow up with televised combat, Vietnam was predominately a mediated experience. Walter Cronkite was the voice of the conflict, and grim, nightly statistics the most recognizable feature. But as involvement grew, Vietnam affected numerous changes in child life, comparable to the childhood impact of previous conflicts--chiefly the Civil War and World War II--whose intensity and duration also dominated American culture. In this protracted struggle that took on the look of permanence from a child's perspective, adult lives were increasingly militarized, leaving few preadolescents totally insulated. Over the years 1965 to 1973, the vast majority of American children integrated at least some elements of the war into their own routines. Parents, in turn, shaped their children's perspectives on Vietnam, while the more politicized mothers and fathers exposed them to the bitter polarization the war engendered. The fighting only became truly real insomuch as service in Vietnam called away older community members or was driven home literally when families shared hardships surrounding separation from cousins, brothers, and fathers. In seeing the Vietnam War through the eyes of preadolescent Americans, Joel P. Rhodes suggests broader developmental implications from being socialized to the political and ethical ambiguity of Vietnam. Youth during World War II retained with clarity into adulthood many of the proscriptive patriotic messages about U.S. rightness, why we fight, heroism, or sacrifice. In contrast, Vietnam tended to breed childhood ambivalence, but not necessarily of the hawk and dove kind. This unique perspective on Vietnam continues to complicate adult notions of militarism and warfare, while generally lowering expectations of American leadership and the presidency.

Dark Winters by Sally Hurst

Title Dark Winters
Author Sally Hurst
Publisher
Release 2001
Category
Total Pages 494
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Childhood by Joseph M. Hawes

Title American Childhood
Author Joseph M. Hawes
Publisher Greenwood
Release 1985
Category History
Total Pages 711
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"All libraries supporting work on the history of American families, women, and children should acquire this book, and active scholars in these fields will probably want their own copies." Choice

Everything Is Wrong with Me by Jason Mulgrew

Title Everything Is Wrong with Me
Author Jason Mulgrew
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2010-03-02
Category Humor
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780061978432
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“People who grow up like this tend to become agoraphobics, serial killers, or really funny writers. Mulgrew, I think – hope? – is the last of these three things. His stories of childhood made me laugh out loud.” — Rob McElhenney, star, creator, and producer of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “The somewhat alarming, always interesting world inside Jason’s brain has now been strewn across the pages of a book. Godspeed, reader.” — Steve Hely, author of How I Became a Famous Novelist Jason Mulgrew’s wildly popular blog “Everything Is Wrong With Me: 30, Bipolar and Hungry,” gives rise to a memoir of startling insight, comedy, and irreversible, unconscionable stupidity.

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