Brooklyn Boomer

Growing Up in the Fifties (Revised New Edition)

by Martin H. Levinson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/2/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781663256584
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781663256577

About the Book

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 ’n’ 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 the Author

Martin H. Levinson has published ten books, numerous articles, and dozens of poems. He is a member of the Authors Guild, the National Book Critics Circle, and book editor of ETC: A Review of General Semantics. He holds a PhD in Organizational Studies from NYU and lives in Forest Hills, New York.