- Series: Writer's Guides to Everyday Life
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Writers Digest Books; 1st edition (September 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0898796970
- ISBN-13: 978-0898796971
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life from Prohibition Through World War II (Writer's Guides to Everyday Life) Hardcover – September, 1995
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(I've owned many of Mr. McCutcheon's books, and once again I'm going to fault him for lacking an index.)
If you're looking for caricatures you're already familiar with and slang virtually nobody actually used, by all means, this book is helpful. If you're looking for even basic details of every day life in America in the 20s-40s, there's nothing in this volume for you.
1. Slang, Colloquialisms and Everyday Speech - right at the beginning and with character-driven writers that's the way to go.
3. Great Depression
4. World War II - a good start but it's mostly the homefront. If you're writing about the War itself, then you'll need a lot more books.
5. Crime - where do plots start, huh?
7. Clothing and Fashions
8. Radio and Radio Shows - no TV, no Internet, no mobile phones. Practically the Stone Age!
9. Music and Dance
Overall, a very useful book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good condition, excellent resource for writing about this period.Published 8 months ago by Carl C. Utterback
I love these books. In our age of history classes that glance on topics (my education could have been so much better) we need these easy to read books that fills in what like was... Read morePublished on August 6, 2014 by C. Braden
I bought this book to help jog my mother's memory for when we write her story. I think it will come in handy.Published on May 17, 2014 by C.B.
I was honestly hoping to get information in this book that I couldn't have already gotten from watching Turner Classic Movies. I was SO disappointed.Published on January 30, 2014 by E, Daugherty
Obviously the writer did little research and merely reprinted what could easily be found in other books and on the Internet. Read morePublished on June 23, 2013 by Voltaire