Tag Archives: 1950’s

Random Food of the Day

Ahh, the joy of past food fads…  Highlights from a vintage cookbook I found in my mom’s kitchen.  As far as I can recall we were never subjected to these. Advertisements

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Book Review: Autumn Across America

Autumn Across America Teale, Edwin Way St. Martins, New York 1956 This book is part of a 4 volume set written over several years where the author and his wife set off on road trips across the country to follow … Continue reading

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Book Review: North with the Spring

North with the Spring Teale, Edwin Way St. Martins, New York 1951 This book is part of a 4 volume set written over several years where the author and his wife set off on road trips across the country to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ingrid Babendererde

Ingrid Babendererde / Reifeprüfung 1953 Johnson, Uwe Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt a. M., 1985 Ingrid, Klaus, and Jürgen, early summer, 1953, in a small city in Mecklenburg.  Three friends, top students all, in the final days before their Abi with thoughts … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1972

1972 Llywelyn, Morgan Tom Doherty Associates, 2005 1972 was a heavily discounted book that I picked up more casually than usual for me, even from the bargain bin – a quick glance at a couple of paragraphs and I decided … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fat City

Fat City Gardner, Leonard Original 1969, NYRB edition 2015 Set in Stockton, California in the late 1950’s, this book dives deep into the lives of two young men, one barely starting his adult life and the other, though only 29, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Wings Has My Angel

Black Wings Has My Angel Chaze, Elliott New York Review Books, 2016 ed of 1953 original Basically a pulp fiction novella with a bit more depth, this is a good period piece of mid-1950’s America. The story revolves around an … Continue reading

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