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Outside/Inside: Growing Up in the Great Depression

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Outside/Inside: Growing up in the Great Depression is a memoir looking back at an impoverished childhood in the South Bronx slums during the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Don Croton, born in 1925, describes with bitterness but with gallows humor the survival strategies of a family of seven children, a mother’s life-long sorrows when her Orthodox Jewish parents sit ...more
Kindle Edition, 396 pages
Published November 7th 2010
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Apr 15, 2016 'becca rated it liked it
Not a great American novel, but a true accounting.

My parents grew up in the thirties, and had the same memories although lived in the Midwest. My dad was in college and my mom in grade school when the depression began, and as a nursing assistant listening to the personal histories of elderly patient; there is no doubt in my mind those times impacted the children raised during them and influenced at least two generations of American culture as much as the war that followed. In fact, the memories
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