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The lucky few : between the greatest generation and the baby boom

Author: Elwood Carlson
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born during the Great Depression and World War Two (1929 - 1945) - between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom - an entire generation has slipped between the cracks of history. Yet behind the scenes, these Lucky few became the first American generation smaller than the one before them, and the luckiest generation of Americans ever. As children they experienced the most stable intact parental families in the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elwood Carlson
ISBN: 9781402085406 1402085400 9781402088506 1402088507
OCLC Number: 227033964
Description: xx, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Who are the Lucky Few? --
American generations of the twentieth century --
Unlikely origins --
Growing up golden --
Peacetime patriots --
High road to money and power --
At the heart of the Silent majority --
The Lucky Few in black and white --
The best time to retire --
Could it happen again?
Responsibility: Elwood Carlson.
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