It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s

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Drawing on the reminiscences of a rich variety of Brooklynites, an oral history of growing up in New York's legendary borough covers stickball, stoopball, Coney Island, and the Dodgers, among other topics specific to Brooklyn. Tour.

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It Happened in Brooklyn tells the story of mid-century Brooklyn, home of the famed Brooklyn Dodgers, Nathan's franks, stoop-ball, stickball, and some of the best high schools in America. In this spirited recollection, more than one hundred voices chronicle and celebrate, in tones both humorous and poignant, the borough as it once was: a largely working- and lower-middle-class environment bathed in the optimistic glow of the postwar years. Illustrated with period photographs.

"Throbs with life and affection." -- Publishers Weekly

"Has the genuine flavor of Brooklyn." -- Newsday

"All of us need this beautiful book." -- New York Daily News

"Despite the emphasis on good-time memories--Jackie Robinson, stickball, Coney Island amusements--accounts of red-lining and block-busting close this absorbing evocation." -- Library Journal

About the Author:

Myrna Katz Frommer is the coauthor of the oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, and It Happened in Manhattan. Her articles, many of which focus on Jewish history, life, and culture throughout the world, have appeared in Haaretz, the New York Times, Midstream, the Forward, and the Jewish Monthly. She holds a Ph.D..D. in communications and is a professor at Dartmouth College, teaching in the Master of Liberal Studies program

Harvey Frommer is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: It Happened on Broadway

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