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Oh, beautiful : an American family in the 20th century

Author: John Godges
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An extended Italian immigrant family clings to community life amid tragedy, the Spanish flu, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. A broken Polish immigrant family leaves a legacy of heartbreak, separation, Civilian Conservation Corps redemption, and World War II heroism. From these dissimilar backgrounds emerges a quintessential American family, one whose members embody the conflicting social movements of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Genealogy
Named Person: Godges family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Godges
ISBN: 9781451508017 1451508018
OCLC Number: 711790142
Description: xvii, 497 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one: Newcomers --
The great war --
One kind of depression --
another kind of depression --
Guam --
California dreamin' --
Part two: Assimilation --
Baby boom --
Riots --
Heartland --
Part Three: Going separate ways --
Counterculture --
Gay liberation --
The AIDS epidemic --
Divorce court --
The women's movement --
Return to Guam --
Part four: Coming back together --
The anniversary.
Responsibility: John Paul Godges.

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An extended Italian immigrant family clings to community life amid tragedy, the Spanish flu, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. A broken Polish immigrant family leaves a legacy of heartbreak, separation, Civilian Conservation Corps redemption, and World War II heroism. From these dissimilar backgrounds emerges a quintessential American family, one whose members embody the conflicting social movements of their times: a staunchly Catholic Polish immigrant U.S. Marine Corps father, an emotionally effusive Italian mother, an Oliver North son, a Hillary Clinton daughter, a mentally ill sister, a jock brother, a lesbian rocker, and a gay male activist. In an era of bitter cultural polarization, Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century celebrates what has kept America together. This true story is a gripping portrait of an American family and an evocative documentation of nearly 100 years of American history.

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