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by Norman H Finkelstein
Fun book that tells the truth about the "good old days" of the 50s and 60s. The environment was worse, nuclear fallout from . Norman H. Finkelstein is the author of eighteen nonfiction books, mainly for young readers.
Fun book that tells the truth about the "good old days" of the 50s and 60s. The environment was worse, nuclear fallout from the testing was in our food, divorce rate was lower but there were a lot of unhappy women, jobs for women and minorities were limited. He recently retired as a school librarian for the Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Schools but continues into his 32nd year of teaching history in the Prozdor Department of Hebrew College.
Norman H. Finkelstein, a teacher and former school librarian is the author of thirteen non-fiction books for young readers
Norman H. Finkelstein, a teacher and former school librarian is the author of thirteen non-fiction books for young readers. He is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards and the Golden Kite Honor Book Award for Non-Fiction. He lives in Framingham, Massachusetts. This book came out during the mid-1990s when Republican Party demagogues like Rush Limbaugh used an appeal to return to the mythic, Golden Age Thinking-based Good Old Days portrayed on Leave It To Beaver to appeal to voters who were in thrall to this largely mythical time. As one of a number of books published during that era on that subject, it ranks only midway.
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It seems like kids are always hearing stories about America in the good old days
It seems like kids are always hearing stories about America in the good old days. Finkelstein does a tremendous job at showing that things in the past were not necessarily better than now. My own grandmother talks about how much better life was growing up for her. She doesn't seem to remember that she has lived through 2 world wars, the depression and countless other tragedies. A must read for young and old alike.
This is Norman H. Finkelstein's eleventh nonfiction book for young readers. Like all parents," Finkelstein says, "I enjoyed telling my children how much better life was when I was their age. The idea for The Way Things Never Were emerged when they began challenging my heroic tales of walking fifteen miles to school in waist-deep snow. Finkelstein is a school librarian for the Brookline, Massachusetts, public school system and a part-time instructor at Hebrew College.
Good news - You can still get free 2-day shipping, free pickup, & more. It seems like kids are always hearing stories about America in the "good old days. Try another ZIP code. But, in fact, the 1950s and 1960s were not as carefree as they sometimes seem. Through fascinating stories, advertisements, facts and photographs, Norman H. Finkelstein invites people of all generations to decide for themselves.
The Way Things Never Were: The Truth About the Good Old Days. Norman Henry Finkelstein was born on November 10, 1941, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States, to Sydney and Mollie (Fox) Finkelstein. B01K3JDEGY/ref sr 1 1?keywords Norman+H. Finkelstein%2C+The+Way+Things+Never+Were%3A+The+Truth+about+the+Good+Old+Days&qid 1561625676&s gateway&sr 8-1.
Compares how life was in the 1950s and 1960s to how things are now and points out that the good old days were probably not as good as people remembered. Not terribly well-written-reads like a listing of events. But it’s interesting to see how far society has come. Finkelstein believes that kids need to be disabused of the view, pushed on them by baby-boomer parents, that the 1950's and 60's were a golden time. His goal is to assure children that the reverse is true; that like a Florida condo village, the America of the 1990's offers a splendid five-star way of life against which the postwar decades look like a shabby tract-house development.
Good old days is a cliché in popular culture. Finkelstein, Norman H. (1999). The Way Things Never Were: The Truth About the "Good Old Days" (1st e. It refers to an era considered by the speaker to be better than the current era. It is a form of nostalgic romanticisation.