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The Age Of Astonishment: John Morris in the Miracle Century—From the Civil War to the Cold War

Author: Bill Morris.

The Age Of Astonishment: John Morris in the Miracle Century—From the Civil War to the Cold War

Author: Bill Morris.

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Item #: D30826
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781643137049
When John Morris died in 1955, he had experienced the most remarkable era in world history. Drawing upon family archives, his grandson Bill Morris, traces his life from birth into a slave-owning family during the Civil War through America's detonation of the first hydrogen bomb. Even as the nation's history unfolds in the background, John's portrait comes in... More
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When John Morris died in 1955, he had experienced the most remarkable era in world history. Drawing upon family archives, his grandson Bill Morris, traces his life from birth into a slave-owning family during the Civil War through America's detonation of the first hydrogen bomb. Even as the nation's history unfolds in the background, John's portrait comes into focus: an agnostic in the Bible Belt, he married a Catholic from upstate New York, becoming a total maverick with his remarkably progressive beliefs on race relations, child rearing, and women's rights.

"An immersive and moving portrait of a quietly decent man and his monumental era."—Publishers Weekly


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