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Great Expectations: America & the Baby Boom Generation

(Coward McCann, New York, 1980)

Great-Expectations-coverGreat Expectations is the story of 75 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964, a baby boom so extraordinary that it has affected every aspect of our society, from fads, fashions and music, to education, crime rates, and Social Security. This book coined the phrase “baby boomer” and in 1981 was a finalist for the American Book Award for Nonfiction.  Continue reading