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Titel: Blue Sky Dream
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
0385475098 Very good in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. For further information or scans please call or email. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING7473272
Inhaltsangabe: The personal story of a single family reflects the problems of contemporary America and considers such issues as corporate downsizing, middle-class anxiety, white male rage, and the loss of the American dream. 50,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Rezension: In this affecting memoir of his childhood in a "blue sky" family--the aerospace community of California, specifically those working for Lockheed--David Beers mourns the passing of an era of limitless possibility and exploding prosperity. Combining poignant family reminiscence, interviews, and brief essays on culture and technology, this book paints a convincing and elegiac portrait of life in 1950s and 1960s America. Beers's father, Hal, a former aviator turned Lockheed engineer, is at the center of the book, and the author's deep ambivalence toward him mirrors his ambivalence toward the values surrounding his "blue sky" upbringing.
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