Mary's Library

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Box 101 (Concluded)

More books currently living in Box 101:

BERLIN DIARIES, 1940-1945 (1985), by Marie Vassiltchikov. How it fared with the upper crust in the German capital during the Second World War.

BEFORE THE WALL: Berlin Days, 1946-1948 (1989), by George Clare. And how it fared just after the war.

THE FIFTIES (1993), by David Halberstam. A social and political history of the currently trendy decade. We read about Betty Furness, Charles van Doren, Estes Kefauver, Neal Cassady, Alger Hiss, and Grace Metalious, who wrote the then-scandalous PEYTON PLACE (1956.)


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