The Lucky Few: Between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom / Edition 1

The Lucky Few: Between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom / Edition 1

by Elwood Carlson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402088507

ISBN-13: 9781402088506

Pub. Date: 06/26/2008

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Born during the Great Depression and World War Two (1929–1945) an entire generation has slipped between the cracks of history. These Lucky Few became the first American generation smaller than the one before them, and the luckiest generation of Americans ever. As children they experienced the most stable intact parental families in the nation’s history.

Overview

Born during the Great Depression and World War Two (1929–1945) an entire generation has slipped between the cracks of history. These Lucky Few became the first American generation smaller than the one before them, and the luckiest generation of Americans ever. As children they experienced the most stable intact parental families in the nation’s history. Lucky Few women married earlier than any other generation of the century and helped give birth to the Baby Boom, yet also gained in education compared to earlier generations. Lucky Few men made the greatest gains of the century in schooling, earned veterans benefits like the Greatest Generation but served mostly in peacetime with only a fraction of the casualties, came closest to full employment, and spearheaded the trend toward earlier retirement. Even in retirement/old age the Lucky Few remain in the right place at the right time. Here is their story, and the story of how they have affected other recent generations of Americans before and since.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402088506
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/26/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
552,826
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures.- Author’s preface.- Introduction.- Chapter One: Who are the Lucky Few?.- Chapter Two: Generations of the Twentieth Century.- Chapter Three: Unlikely Origins.- Chapter Four: Growing Up Golden.- Chapter Five: Peacetime Patriots.- Chapter Six: High Road to Money and Power.- Chapter Seven: At the Heart of the Silent Majority.- Chapter Eight: The Lucky Few in Black and White.- Chapter Nine: The Best Time to Retire.- Chapter Ten: Could It Happen Again?

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