Left Bank Books presents local author Peter H. Green, who will sign and discuss his new biography, “Radio: One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces”!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Radio” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
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.