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Author Farnell, Kathie.

Title Duck and cover : a nuclear family / Kathie Farnell
Published Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2017]
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Contents Fallout -- Libby -- Christmas -- Easter egg -- Hula hoop nation -- Granny -- Vacation -- Business -- Winter -- Spend the night -- Barbecue -- Vacation bible school -- Mobile -- Flash card -- Scouts -- Saint Augustine -- Adventure -- Punch bowl -- Role model -- Mississippi Moss Point -- Audubon Club -- Piano -- 1963 -- Worse than -- Contented -- Country Club -- Outdoors -- Clay runs away -- Cuckoo clock -- Camp -- Lights -- Choir -- Panama City -- Sick room -- 1967
Summary "Duck and Cover is a wry, laconic memoir penned by Kathie Farnell, based on her perspective as a smart-mouthed, unreasonably optimistic white girl growing up in Cloverdale, a genteel and neatly landscaped neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During those decades Montgomery's social order was slowly--very slowly--changing. The bus boycott was over if not forgotten, Normandale Shopping Center had a display of the latest fallout shelters, and integration was on the horizon, though many still thought the water in the white and colored drinking fountains came from separate tanks."--Provided by publisher
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Subject Farnell, Kathie -- Childhood and youth.
Children -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Girls -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Biography.
Whites -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Biography.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611177618 (electronic bk.)
9781611177619 (electronic bk.)