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The Resource Before Vietnam, by Mike Denos

Before Vietnam, by Mike Denos

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Before Vietnam
Title
Before Vietnam
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by Mike Denos
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before Vietnam tells the story of three boys growing up during the 1950's and 60's in Los Angeles, a time that is often idealized as a golden age for America. The novel paints a more realistic portrait of this era. Children who grew up in the 1950's and 60's experienced a very different type of upbringing than children do today. The absence of cell phones and social media, the less rigid stratification of society and the dearth of protective parental attitudes, provided a freer but, in some ways, riskier road to adulthood. The story is about how Ben, Alex and Ray evolve from boys into young men by facing their individual challenges of maturation, whiled being mostly oblivious to the turbulent social forces and problems around them. Over time, the three are forced to come to grips in their own ways with the on-going struggle for civil rights in the United States as well as the Vietnam War during the 1960's. By the end of the 1960's, in response to the social struggles of the times, one boy moves to Canada, another to Britain and the third remains in Los Angeles
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CaBVa
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1945-
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Denos, Mike
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Vancouver Indie Collection,
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  • Boys
  • Friendship
  • Nineteen fifties
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Civil rights
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Before Vietnam, by Mike Denos
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A title in the Vancouver Indie Collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781983072017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Before Vietnam, by Mike Denos
Publication
Note
A title in the Vancouver Indie Collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781983072017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

    • Mount Pleasant Branch Vancouver Public LibraryBorrow it
      1 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V5T 3H7, CA
      49.264409 -123.100808
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