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Oh, Beautiful by John Paul Godges
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Feb 21, 2011

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Read from February 12 to 21, 2011

A comfortable stroll through time, Godges paints not only a picture of life in America, but the effects being American can have on life. We travel along with a European family, who become an Immigrant family, who become an American family, with all of the love and joy and tragedy that transformations bring, with values that shift as surely as accents do.

Much has been written about the large-scale events of the twentieth century, Depression and Dust-Bowl, civil disobedience and civil rights, war in Asia and assassins in Dallas. Here is displayed how those events changed life away from the epicenter, in the workday world of the everyman.

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