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Boomers : the men and women who promised freedom and delivered disaster

Author: Helen Andrews, (Millennial journalist)
Publisher: [New York] : Sentinel, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For the first time in American history, a generation is worse off than their parents. With their overthrow of tradition and authority, the Baby Boomers claim to have been humanity's greatest liberators, but their children would happily trade that so-called liberation for a little less debt, the chance to own a home before fifty, and a shot at extracting some commitment from the bosses and romantic partners who view  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Essays
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Andrews, Helen,
Boomers
New York : Sentinel, 2021.
(DLC) 2020036189
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Andrews, (Millennial journalist)
ISBN: 9780593086759 0593086759
OCLC Number: 1183399546
Description: xv, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Boomers --
Steve Jobs --
Aaron Sorkin --
Jeffrey Sachs --
Camille Paglia --
Al Sharpton --
Sonia Sotomayor --
The Millennials.
Other Titles: Men and women who promised freedom and delivered disaster
Responsibility: Helen Andrews.

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"For the first time in American history, a generation is worse off than their parents. With their overthrow of tradition and authority, the Baby Boomers claim to have been humanity's greatest liberators, but their children would happily trade that so-called liberation for a little less debt, the chance to own a home before fifty, and a shot at extracting some commitment from the bosses and romantic partners who view their relationships as temporary. In this book, millennial journalist Helen Andrews calls the Boomers to account. With wit and conviction, she presents profiles of luminaries who promised much but failed to deliver, including Camille Paglia, Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs, and Sonia Sotomayor. In covering the mighty works of these titans, Andrews reveals how their lives and their generational idiosyncrasies have secretly deformed--in plain sight--our society and our successive generations"--

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