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Homeward Bound American Families in the Cold War Era (Revised)

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When "Homeward Bound" first appeared in 1988, it altered the way we understood Cold War America. The post-World War II era was thought of as a time when Americans turned away from politics to enjoy the fruits of peace and prosperity, while their leaders remained preoccupied with the dangers of the Atomic Age. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Cold War infused life on ...more
ebook, 321 pages
Published May 10th 2014 by Basic Books (AZ) (first published January 1st 2008)
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Feb 04, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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I had almost forgotten how good this book is. I just reread it because I assigned two chapters to my Postwar America class. Next time I will probably have them read the whole book, or at least I will add the intro in because it is solid. This is such a great example of accessible cultural history. For those of you who have thought primarily about the Cold War in terms of foreign policy or anticommunist politics a la McCarthy, Homeward Bound is a fantastic and quick read that will expand your ...more
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Elaine May is an American film director, screenwriter and actress. She achieved her greatest fame in the 1950s from her improvisational comedy routines in partnership with Mike Nichols.

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