Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age

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Front Stoops in the Fifties recounts the stories of some of Baltimore's most famous personalities as they grew up during the "decade of conformity." Such familiar names as Jerry Leiber, Nancy Pelosi, Thurgood Marshall, and Barry Levinson figure prominently in Michael Olesker's gripping account, which draws on personal interviews and journalistic digging.Olesker marks the end of the fifties with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. "It's as if millions will suddenly decide to act out their anxieties and their rage ...

Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age 2013, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421411606

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