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The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life from Prohibition Through World War II #2020

The Writer s Guide to Everyday Life from Prohibition Through World War II Writers will save hours of valuable research time and bring a richness and historical accuracy to their work as they reference the slice of life facts depicted for each of these major time periods Eac

  • Title: The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life from Prohibition Through World War II
  • Author: Marc McCutcheon
  • ISBN: 9780898796971
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life from Prohibition Through World War II By Marc McCutcheon, Writers will save hours of valuable research time and bring a richness and historical accuracy to their work as they reference the slice of life facts depicted for each of these major time periods Each book contains descriptions of the period s food and clothes customs and slang occupations, common religious and political practices and other historical details.

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    1. I checked this book out from the library as part of doing research for my Nanowrimo novel, set in 1919 As I understood it, Prohibition began in 1919, so I figured this would at least have some facts about everyday life I could use.Unfortunately this didn t have much geared toward the everyday facts I needed for my story This was directed toward people writing novels about the Roaring Twenties and 1930s hard boiled detective stories The lists of slang used was stuff like cat s pajamas and gumsho [...]

    2. While I really enjoyed the guide to slang although I could have done without the curse words that were thrown in , and a listing of many of the radio programs that people listened to, most of the rest of the information was next to useless.This historical events were skimmed over There was a chapter on Prohibition, a chapter on the depression, and one on World War II, each fairly brief Even though the chapters where not that long, most of the historical data was clouded by the authors own person [...]

    3. This is an okay reference book for the time period However, most of the information I found I could find elsewhere When I read everyday life, I expected to read about everyday life, i.e what they did when they got up in the morning, what they ate for breakfast, popular hobbies, the way to answer the telephone not to mention the actual placing of a call , and so on.Still, I did acquire information I didn t have yet, and for that, I m grateful Plus, it s an entertaining read, something I didn t ex [...]

    4. I really need to buy myself a copy of this book, so I can leave the library s copy for someone else This series of books is meant to help authors get their facts right in historical novels or non fiction Even though I m not a writer I love reading about History and these are the books I go to if I need information on a word or phrase I didn t understand in the book I m reading I also read them just to read them, they re great books.

    5. This has been a very excellent and easy to use book of reference to the time period It s very simple, and as the title says, everyday things such as slang and military jargon for the span of about twenty to thirty years.Very good for any writer who is looking for some quick and useful for their work.

    6. Definitely worth having if you re writing a book set during this time period Be aware, though, that it s not a thrilling read it s like a set of dictionaries with blurbs about the slang, cars, radio shows, and other artifacts of the era.

    7. Always find myself coming back to this book when I need a quick glimpse at slang and other quick reference material I forget Too bad it s out of print It s a handy book to have if this is an era that interests you.

    8. An excellent source for, as the title implies, Everyday Life From Prohibition Through World War II It really is quite a brilliant little book Well researched and well written.

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