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World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow

World's Fair

by E.L. Doctorow


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The 1930s of New York City was a time of both innocence and Depression - summer dance bands and comic-strip adventures, football games at the Polo Grounds and rumors of war in the evening news. This wonderfully poignant creation of boyhood is seen simultaneously through the eyes of the child himself and through those of the adult who recollects that childhood. Near the schoolyard, the boy spots the German zeppelin Hindenburg looming sudden and majestic over the housetops, its nose tilted down, before it silently recedes, a speck over the Manhattan skyline. His family struggles to hold together and to move apart, braces against hardship, nurtures hopes of better times. And all of it leads irresistibly to the glittering, futuristic promise of the New York Worlds Fair of 1939, where the young protagonist at the age of nine crosses over into a future of his own.


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  • Original Year Of Publication: 1985
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W003101
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