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Table Of Contents

America in the 1950s
The 1950s: Foreign and Domestic Concerns
The Boys of Summer
The 1950s: Suburbia, Sex, and Sales
The Plug-in Drug Addiction
The 1950s: The Golden Age of Television
Elementary School Memories
The 1950s: “It’s Gotta Be Rock and Roll Music”
Coney Island: A Fun-lover’s Paradise
The 1950s: Living in a Material World
Erasmus High Recollections
The 1950s: An Auto-Manic Nation
Stickball Reminiscences
The 1950s: Popular Fads
A Club Med for Kids on the Streets of Brooklyn
The 1950s: Four Iconic Superstars
Working It Out in Gym
A Brooklyn Woodland Tale
The 1950s: Beatniks, Science, and Technology
Appendix
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Brooklyn Boomer

Brooklyn Boomer

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Martin H. Levinson lived in Brooklyn from his birth in 1946 to 1962, the height of the baby boom following World War II. He grew up two blocks from Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and attended Erasmus Hall High School, which boasts alums such as Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, and chess-wiz Bobby Fischer. The author's personal recollections of his middle-class childhood in Brooklyn during the 1950s alternate with chapters detailing seminal cultural events of that era including the advent of television, fast-food restaurants, big cars with fins; desegregation and the white flight to the suburbs; rock and roll, beatniks, hula hoops, The Kinsey Reports, the Cold War, McCarthyism, Playboy, and much more. Part memoir, part social history, Brooklyn Boomer offers a captivating portrait of Brooklyn and America in the mid-twentieth Century.
Martin H. Levinson lived in Brooklyn from his birth in 1946 to 1962, the height of the baby boom following World War II. He grew up two blocks from Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and attended Erasmus Hall High School, which boasts alums such as Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, and chess-wiz Bobby Fischer. The author's personal recollections of his middle-class childhood in Brooklyn during the 1950s alternate with chapters detailing seminal cultural events of that era including the advent of television, fast-food restaurants, big cars with fins; desegregation and the white flight to the suburbs; rock and roll, beatniks, hula hoops, The Kinsey Reports, the Cold War, McCarthyism, Playboy, and much more. Part memoir, part social history, Brooklyn Boomer offers a captivating portrait of Brooklyn and America in the mid-twentieth Century.

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