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When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine Tyler May demonstrated that the Atomic Age and the Cold War shaped American life not just in national politics, but at every level of society, from the boardroom to the bedroom. Her notion of "domestic containment" is now the standard interpretation of the era, and Homeward Bound has become a classic. This new edition includes an updated introduction and a new epilogue examining the legacy of Cold War obsessions with personal and family security in the present day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465010202
ISBN-10: 0465010202
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elaine Tyler May

Elaine Tyler May is the Regents Professor in the Departments of American Studies and History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author books including America and the Pill, Homeward Bound, and Barren in the Promised Land, which received Honorable Mention for the William J. Goode Book Award. The former president of the American Studies Association and the Organization of American Historians, May has contributed to Ms., the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications.

Books By Author Elaine Tyler May

America and the Pill by Elaine Tyler May

America and the Pill

Paperback, September 2011
Wake Up Little Susie by Elaine Tyler May

Wake Up Little Susie

Paperback, May 2000
Barren in the Promised Land by Elaine Tyler May

Barren in the Promised Land

Paperback, April 1997
Great Expectations by Elaine Tyler May

Great Expectations

Paperback, February 1983