He Could Make Words Sing: An Ordi­nary Man Dur­ing Extra­or­di­nary Times

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March 29, 2018

Walk through the extra­or­di­nar­i­ly tumul­tuous 20th cen­tu­ry with Har­ry. His sto­ry recounts the issues so many Amer­i­cans faced then and now, well into the 21st cen­tu­ry: Immi­gra­tion. Eco­nom­ic deprivation.

Lost Love. War. Dis­crim­i­na­tion at work. The tran­si­tion from urban to sub­ur­ban life. A work­ing cou­ple rais­ing a fam­i­ly. His sto­ry should res­onate with most Americans.

At the same time look at the events of the present to bet­ter under­stand the his­to­ry that led to them. Com­pare and con­trast. Relax… and see that no mat­ter how bad the social media-exag­ger­at­ed issues are today, they do not com­pare with the issues faced by those who sur­vived the 20th century.

With the use of excerpts from love let­ters and let­ters sent from the war front back home, as well as shar­ing orig­i­nal doc­u­ments, records, and pho­tos, Greene pieces togeth­er the life of Har­ry and ties it into the gen­er­a­tional his­to­ry of the last cen­tu­ry. His sto­ry is Amer­i­ca’s story.

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