The Resource The GI Bill boys : a memoir, Stella Suberman

The GI Bill boys : a memoir, Stella Suberman

Label
The GI Bill boys : a memoir
Title
The GI Bill boys
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Stella Suberman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her warm and witty new memoir, Stella Suberman charms readers with her personal perspective as she recalls the original 1940s GI Bill. As she writes of the bill and the epic events that spawned it, she manages, in her crisp way, to personalize and humanizes them in order to entertain and to educate. Although her story is in essence that of two Jewish families, it echoes the story of thousands of Americans of that period. Her narrative begins with her Southern family and her future husband's Northern one - she designates herself and her husband as "Depression kids"--As they struggle through the Great Depression. In her characteristically lively style, she recounts the major happenings of the era: the Bonus March of World War I veterans; the attack on Pearl Harbor; the Roosevelt/New Deal years; the rise of Hitler's Nazi party and the Holocaust; the second World War; and the post-war period when veterans returned home to a collapsed and jobless economy. She then takes the reader to the moment when the GI Bill appeared, the glorious moment, as she writes, when returning veterans realized they had been given a future. As her husband begins work on his Ph. D., she focuses on the GI men and their wives as college life consumed them. It is the time also of Senator Joseph McCarthy and the "Red Scare," of the creation of an Israeli state, of the Korean War, and of other important issues, and she discusses them forthrightly. Throughout this section she writes of how the GI's doggedly studied, engaged in critical thinking (perhaps for the first time), discovered their voices. As she suggests, it was not the 1930's anymore, and the GI Bill boys were poised to give America an authentic and robust middle class
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E806
LC item number
.S86 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The GI Bill boys : a memoir, Stella Suberman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1. Moving into the Depression; Chapter 2. The Jew Baby; Chapter 3. New York, New York, a Wonderful Town?; Chapter 4. World War I Redux; Chapter 5. Roosevelt Is in, and So Are the New Deal and Fireside Chats; Chapter 6. So Long, Sidewalks of New York; Hello, Moon over Miami; Chapter 7. The New York Depression Kid; Chapter 8. 1939 and 1940; Chapter 9. World War II; Chapter 10. Reassignment; Chapter 11. After the War; Chapter 12. The GI Bill; Chapter 13. Drinks at the Professor's; Chapter 14. Mission Accomplished
Control code
ocn806034408
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 251 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283542258
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613854704
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
385470
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28701574
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806034408
  • pebcs1283542250

Library Locations

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