Brooklyn Boomer by Martin H. Levinson
Growing Up in the Fifties

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Martin H. Levinson lived in Brooklyn from his birth in 1946 to 1962, the height of the baby boom following World War II. He grew up two blocks from Ebbets Field, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and attended Erasmus Hall High School, which boasts alums such as Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, and chess-wiz Bobby Fischer.

The author's personal recollections of his middle-class childhood in Brooklyn during the 1950s alternate with chapters detailing seminal cultural events of that era including the advent of television, fast-food restaurants, big cars with fins; desegregation and the white flight to the suburbs; rock and roll, beatniks, hula hoops, The Kinsey Reports, the Cold War, McCarthyism, Playboy, and much more. Part memoir, part social history, Brooklyn Boomer offers a captivating portrait of Brooklyn and America in the mid-twentieth Century.

About Martin H. Levinson

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MARTIN H. LEVINSON is an Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York state, as well as Director of Project Share, a New York City school-based drug prevention program.
Published May 20, 2011 by iUniverse. 119 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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