It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s

It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s

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By (author) Myrna Katz Frommer, By (author) Harvey Frommer

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  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 252mm x 15mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0299206149
  • ISBN 13: 9780299206147
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 280 b/w photographs

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Mid-century Brooklyn was the home of the Dodgers, stoop-ball and stick-ball, a booming Coney Island, and some of the best high schools in America. It also had a more somber side: gangs, red-lining, and block-busting. In this spirited evocation, more than one hundred voices reflect on the three decades in the borough between World War II and the Viet Nam War. Earthy and humorous, poignant and nostalgic, this book is an album, chronicle, and celebration of the Brooklyn of legend. Illustrated with period photographs.

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Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a husband-and-wife team specializing in oral history. The authors of such notable books as "It Happened in the Catskills," "It Happened on Broadway," and "Growing Up Jewish in America." They live in Lyme, New Hampshire, and both teach at Dartmouth College in Hanover.

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"Throbs with life and affection." - Publishers Weekly"