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Joan Wehlen Morrison

Biography

Joan Wehlen Morrison

Joan Wehlen Morrison (1922-2010) was adjunct professor of history at the New School for Social Research and the coauthor and editor of AMERICAN MOSAIC: The Immigrant Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived It and FROM CAMELOT TO KENT STATE: The Sixties Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived It.

Joan Wehlen Morrison

Books by Joan Wehlen Morrison

Written by Joan Wehlen Morrison and edited by Susan Signe Morrison - Autobiography, Holocaust, Nonfiction, Women's History, Young Adult 14+

This diary of a smart, astute, and funny teenager provides a fascinating record of what an everyday American girl felt and thought during the Depression and the lead-up to World War II. Young Chicagoan Joan Wehlen describes her daily life growing up in the city and ruminates about the impending war, daily headlines, and major touchstones of the era --- FDR’s radio addresses, the Lindbergh kidnapping, Goodbye Mr. Chips and Citizen Kane, Churchill and Hitler, war work and Red Cross meetings. Included are Joan’s charming doodles of her latest dress or haircut reflective of the era.