82 Remsen Street: Coming of Age in Brooklyn Heights, Circa 1930-1940 by Alice Davidson Outwater, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
82 Remsen Street: Coming of Age in Brooklyn Heights, Circa 1930-1940

82 Remsen Street: Coming of Age in Brooklyn Heights, Circa 1930-1940

by Alice Davidson Outwater
     
 
82 Remsen Street is America's own colorful version of Britain's Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs peopled with Wall Street lawyers, Irish housemaids, Chinese laundrymen, and Polish clock-winders. Outwater gives readers a wondrous look into a 1930s and '40s childhood in Brooklyn Heights. The sentient voice of a young girl immerses readers in a time and place where

Overview

82 Remsen Street is America's own colorful version of Britain's Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs peopled with Wall Street lawyers, Irish housemaids, Chinese laundrymen, and Polish clock-winders. Outwater gives readers a wondrous look into a 1930s and '40s childhood in Brooklyn Heights. The sentient voice of a young girl immerses readers in a time and place where wealth and poverty simmer in the same pot. Outwater's generation was sandwiched between two world wars, navigated a tidal wave of European immigration, and were caught in the wake of the stock market's devastating rise and fall. An absorbing memoir for history lovers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Beguiling recollections of a childhood in New York's 'first suburb' during the years leading up to World War II, after which everything changed."--Henrik Krogius, Editor, Brooklyn Heights Press & Cobble Hill News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935922049
Publisher:
Wind Ridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/12/2011
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Bill Mares
"In loving and profuse detail Alice Outwater has written a vivid 'Upstairs/Downstairs' portrait of an affluent childhood in Brooklyn Heights before and during World War II."

Meet the Author

ALICE DAVIDSON OUTWATER was born in Brooklyn Heights and lived with her family on Remsen Street for 18 years. Outwater and her late husband John moved to Vermont more than 55 years ago. They have four children and two grandchildren. Outwater attended Packer Collegiate Institute and graduated from Vassar College. She earned her MEd. From the University of Vermont (UVM) and received her PhD. in psychology from Union Institute at the age of 60 years old. Outwater served on UVM's Counseling and Testing staff for 20 years. She currently has a private practice in Burlington, Vermont.

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