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Publisher's Summary

A revised edition of the classic, myth-shattering exploration of American family life during the Cold War.

When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Atomic Age and the Cold War shaped American life not just in national politics but at every level of society, from the boardroom to the bedroom. Her notion of "domestic containment" is now the standard interpretation of the era, and Homeward Bound has become a classic. This new edition includes an updated introduction and a new epilogue examining the legacy of Cold War obsessions with personal and family security in the present day.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 Elaine Tyler May (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A provocative thesis that will stir debate." ( Library Journal)
"This book helps the Baby Boom generation understand its genesis." ( Booklist )
"A major addition to the literature on the history of the family [that] significantly enhances our understanding of American society in the 1950s." ( The New York Times)

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Careful, Detailed while Repetitive and Narrow

Could have focused more on 50s culture, race, poverty, wealth, and advertising. Still great though.