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Post War Life--Into the 1950s  

Background information for Catcher in the Rye.
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Historical Newspapers

Select some aspect of Post War America and look at newpaper stories written at the time.

    1950s Popular Culture-Music, arts, actors, etc.

    Book Awards

    • 1950 Newbery Medal Winner: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli (Doubleday) 
    • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The Way West by A. B. Guthrie (Sloane)
    • National Book Award: The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren

    Popular Singers (Billboard)

    • Frankie Laine
    • Gene Autry
    • Andrews Sisters
    • Nat King Cole
    • Patti Page
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