The Greater Generation: In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy

The Greater Generation: In Defense of the Baby Boom Legacy

by Leonard Steinhorn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312326408

ISBN-13: 9780312326401

Pub. Date: 01/10/2006

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

"To understand how boomers have changed America, think back to the 1950s - but without the nostalgia. Women were kept at home, minorities were denied their dignity, homosexuality was a crime, and anyone who marched to a different drummer was labeled as un-American and viewed as a threat." Today we live in a far more open, inclusive, tolerant, and equal America than at…  See more details below

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"To understand how boomers have changed America, think back to the 1950s - but without the nostalgia. Women were kept at home, minorities were denied their dignity, homosexuality was a crime, and anyone who marched to a different drummer was labeled as un-American and viewed as a threat." Today we live in a far more open, inclusive, tolerant, and equal America than at any other time in our history. And that's because Baby Boomers, from the Sixties onward, have fought a great cultural war to free America from its prejudices, inequalities, and fears. The Greater Generation tells the story of this generation's accomplishments - and finally gives Boomers their due.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312326401
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
01/10/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

1The greater generation1
2The new silent majority27
3The revenge of the Luddites43
4The baby boom DNA65
5Farewell, Donna Reed89
6All-American diversity113
7Do your own thing139
8Meet the new boss161
9The greening of America179
10Power corrupts195
11Take over the administration building209
12Grass-roots nation231
Coda : unfinished business243

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