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Over here: how the G.I. bill transformed the American dream

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Harcourt,
Pub. Date:
[2006]
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1st ed.
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English
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In 1944, the U.S. government feared the flood of returning World War II soldiers as much as it looked forward to peace. To avoid economic catastrophe, FDR, the American Legion, William Randolph Hearst, and others began crafting the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. It would be the single most transformative bill of the twentieth century. nbsp; Spun as the G.I. Bill of Rights, this program for vets included home loans, health care, educational funds, and career counseling. The effects were immediate and enduring--the suburbs, the middle class, America's ever-increasing number of college graduates, the lunar landing--all are tied to the G.I. Bill. The Greatest Generation would not exist without it: Norman Mailer, Bob Dole, John F. Kennedy, Paul Newman, Jimmy Carter, Clint Eastwood, and many others benefited from its provisions. Here are the stories of some of these men and women, how their lives changed because of the bill and how this country changed because of them.
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display_descriptionExtraordinary stories of ordinary men and women whose lives were changed forever by landmark legislation-and how they went on to change the country. Inspiring war stories are familiar. But what about after-the-war stories? From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Over Here is the Greatest Generation's after-the-war story-vivid portraits of how the original G.I. Bill empowered an entire generation and reinvented the nation. The G.I. Bill opened college education to the masses, transformed America from a nation of renters into a nation of homeowners, and enabled an era of prosperity never before seen in the world. Doctors, teachers, engineers, researchers, and Nobel Prize winners who had never considered college an option rewrote the American Dream thanks to this most visionary legislation.
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Suburban life -- United States
United States -- Armed Forces -- Demobilization -- History -- 20th century
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Veterans -- Services for -- United States
War and society -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States
title_displayOver here : how the G.I. Bill transformed the American dream
title_fullOver here : how the G.I. Bill transformed the American dream / Edward Humes
Over here : how the G.I. bill transformed the American dream [electronic resource] / Edward Humes
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Demobilization
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History
Services for
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Veterans
War and society
World War, 1939-1945