Radio by Alice H. Green audiobook

Radio: One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces

By Alice H. Green  and Peter H. Green
Read by Margaret Strom

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10.92 Hours Unabridged
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This eyewitness account of World War II social history, women’s progress and the Golden Years of Radio are woven into one woman’s humorous and poignant autobiography of her family struggles and her attempts to fulfill her creative dreams. World War II was a tipping point for social change in America. With their men at war, nineteen million women joined the work force. Radio, the first instantaneous mass medium, provided daytime serial drama, entertainment and news, including pronouncements of world leaders and terrifying war reports, as President Roosevelt used the new medium to rally the nation to arms and win the war. Alice Green’s lost and recently found eyewitness accounts of her childhood, her own war, the Golden Years of Radio and the postwar housing shortage are told from the light-hearted viewpoint of a shy, youngest child, who learns she can make even the stormy and outrageous characters in her own family laugh. With a little help from her son, who (just barely) lived to finish it, her story stands for unsung American women in war and survives as Alice’s triumph.

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This eyewitness account of World War II social history, women’s progress and the Golden Years of Radio are woven into one woman’s humorous and poignant autobiography of her family struggles and her attempts to fulfill her creative dreams.

World War II was a tipping point for social change in America. With their men at war, nineteen million women joined the work force. Radio, the first instantaneous mass medium, provided daytime serial drama, entertainment and news, including pronouncements of world leaders and terrifying war reports, as President Roosevelt used the new medium to rally the nation to arms and win the war.

Alice Green’s lost and recently found eyewitness accounts of her childhood, her own war, the Golden Years of Radio and the postwar housing shortage are told from the light-hearted viewpoint of a shy, youngest child, who learns she can make even the stormy and outrageous characters in her own family laugh. With a little help from her son, who (just barely) lived to finish it, her story stands for unsung American women in war and survives as Alice’s triumph.

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Author Bio: Alice H. Green

Author Bio: Alice H. Green

Alice Herlihy Green (1913-1982) was a former press agent, World War II Marine Corps wife, and mother of two children. She studied creative writing with Thornton Wilder at the University of Chicago and started her career as a press agent. She always aspired to write the story of her own humorous, adventurous life, but life itself got in the way. This book, which her son Peter (just barely) survived to finish, is her triumph.

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Author Bio: Peter H. Green

Author Bio: Peter H. Green

Peter H. Green is the son of Alice H. Green. A writer, architect and city planner reared in a family of journalists, Peter found his father’s 400 World War II letters, his humorous war stories, his mother’s writings, and his family’s often hilarious doings too good a tale to keep to himself, so he launched a second career as a writer. After years of architectural work and proposal writing for his design firms, he went back to Washington University to study creative writing.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English