Any book recommendations set in 1950s New York and Boston/post-WWII America


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Apr 13, 2021
United Arab Emirates
I can't really find anything online about life in 1950s America. There's some brief stuff on the price of fuel and bread, but I can't find much information about orphanages and cancer treatment. Two very different and specific topics but extremely important.

Thanks for your help!
For a US- centric history of cancer treatment try The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddharta Mukherjee.

there must be untold quantities of history/reportage/film/photograpy/fiction covering the era you want, both specifically and generally. Cannot believe it is that difficult to find.
Here are some leads for you:

Yeah, there's a huge repository of stuff, both fiction and non-fiction. You aren't going to find it online. Books. Movies as a supplement, but books first. You have many, many hours of research ahead of you. And yet, it will be fun. Oh, and music, too. Love I.G.Y by Steely Dan and you need to know what that acronym means. Not just expanded, but what it *meant*.

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