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    It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s (Paperback) By (author) Myrna Katz Frommer, By (author) Harvey Frommer

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    DescriptionMid-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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    Title
    It Happened in Brooklyn
    Subtitle
    An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Myrna Katz Frommer, By (author) Harvey Frommer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780299206147
    ISBN 10: 0299206149
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBEY
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPK, 3JJPG
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL, CULT/NRTHES, GEOG/NEWYRK
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036080
    DC22: 974.723043
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 3JJPK, 3JJPG, 1KBBEY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    DC22: 974.7/23043
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: F129.B7 F76 2004
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    280 b/w photographs
    Publisher
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Imprint name
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Wisconsin
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Throbs with life and affection." - Publishers Weekly"