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Another Time, Another Place

Find out what life was like growing up in bygone days:

Big Russ and me: father and son: lessons of life by Tim Russert — South Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1950s

Defending Baltimore against enemy attack: a boyhood year during World War II by Charles Osgood — Baltimore in the 1940s

A girl named Zippy: growing up small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel — Mooreland, Indiana in the 1960s

Hotel kid: a Times Square childhood by Stephen Lewis — New York City in the 1930s

The life and times of the last kid picked by David Benjamin — Small-town Wisconsin in the 1950s

The life and times of the thunderbolt kid: a memoir by Bill Bryson — Iowa in the 1950s

Life with Mae: a Detroit family memoir by Neal Shine — Detroit in the 1930s & 40s

Mornings on horseback by David McCullough — Theodore Roosevelt grows up in 19th century New York

Once there was a farm: a country childhood remembered by Virginia Bell Dabney — Backwoods Virginia in 1948

Once upon a time when we were colored by Clifton L. Taulbert — Mississippi in the 1950s

Paperboy: confessions of a future engineer by Henry Petroski — Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y. in the 1950s

Rocket boys: a memoir by Homer H. Hickam, Jr — Coalwood, West Virgina in the 1950s & 60s

The situation in Flushing by Edmund G. Love — Flushing, Michigan in the 1960s

Stealing Buddha's dinner: a memoir by Nguyen, Bich Minh — Grand Rapids, Michigan in the 1980s

The sun in the morning: my early years in India and England by M.M. Kaye — England & India in the early 20th century

Wait till next year: a memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin — Suburbs of New York City in the 1950s

Waiting for the morning train: an American boyhood by Bruce Catton — Benzonia, Michigan in the early 20th century

When the century was young: a writer's notebook by Dee Brown — Arkansas in the 1920s