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Blue Sky Dream: A Memoir of America's Fall from Grace
by David Beers
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0385475098, Hardcover)In this affecting memoir of his childhood in a "blue sky" family--the aerospace community of California, specifically those working for Lockheed--David Beers mourns the passing of an era of limitless possibility and exploding prosperity. Combining poignant family reminiscence, interviews, and brief essays on culture and technology, this book paints a convincing and elegiac portrait of life in 1950s and 1960s America. Beers's father, Hal, a former aviator turned Lockheed engineer, is at the center of the book, and the author's deep ambivalence toward him mirrors his ambivalence toward the values surrounding his "blue sky" upbringing.
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Through his father's history in the aerospace industry, the author tells of "'the blue sky tribe' of ever-optimistic middle-class Americans who believed in something called the American Dream, then woke up one day to discover it was gone."--Jacket.
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