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Radio: One Woman's Family in War and Pieces (Paperback)

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"When Ben went off to war...It was obvious I had to go to work. But with all these new duties and two small children under my wing, what could I do? There was a labor shortage. Sure. But was it so bad that some desperate employer would pay handsomely for two hours of a frazzled female's time after a hard day? Shall we say, fifty dollars a week?"


"Dad's War With The United States Marines is very highly recommended to all general readers and a welcome addition to the growing library of military memoirs and biographies." -James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

World War II was a tipping point for social change in America. With their men at war, nineteen million women joined the work force. Radio, the first instantaneous mass medium, provided daytime serial drama, entertainment and news, including pronouncements of world leaders and terrifying war reports, as President Roosevelt used the new medium to rally the nation to arms and win the war.

Alice Green's lost and recently found eyewitness accounts of her childhood, her own war, the Golden Years of Radio and the postwar housing shortage are told from the light-hearted viewpoint of a shy, youngest child, who learns she can make even the stormy and outrageous characters in her own family laugh. With a little help from her son, who (just barely) lived to finish iescaped this madhouse to help tell it, her story stands for unsung American women in war and survives as Alice's triumph.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781941402115
ISBN-10: 1941402119
Publisher: Greenskills Associates LLC
Publication Date: November 7th, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English