Dear Dr. Spock

Dear Dr. Spock

Letters About the Vietnam War to America's Favorite Baby Doctor

Book - 2005
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Spock collects the best of these letters and offers a window into the minds of ordinary Americans. They wrote to Spock because he was familiar, trustworthy, and controversial. His book Baby and Child Care was a staple on the shelves of most homes, second only to the Bible in the number of copies sold. Starting in the 1960s, his activism in the antinuclear and antiwar movements drew mixed reactions from Americans - some puzzled, some supportive, some angry, and some desperate."--BOOK
"At the height of the Vietnam War, thousands of Americans wrote moving letters to Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's pediatrician and a high-profile opponent of the war. Personal and heartfelt, thoughtful and volatile, these missives from Middle America provide an unprecedented glimpse into the conflicts that took place over the dinner table as people wrestled with this divisive war and with their consciences." "Providing one of the first clear views of the home front during the war, Dear Dr.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2005
ISBN: 0814727433 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 959.704337 DEA
Characteristics: xi, 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Foley, Michael S.

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