You Had to Be There
An Intimate Portrait of the Generation That Survived the Depression, Won the War, and Re-invented CanadaBook - 1997
"They Gained Their Maturity in an age of monumental change - from the crank telephone and the Model T Ford to the Internet and the space shuttle. They are better educated, more vigorous, and longer-lived than any generation before them, yet stubbornly cling to a forthright simplicity no generation is likely to regain." "In You Had To Be There, Robert Collins gives us the entire history of this extraordinary and hugely influential generation. Through this fascinating story he weaves the voices of Canadians from across the country, who speak with humour, regret, and passion about their defining trials and their hard-won triumphs." "Their younger critics may call them "old fogies"; Robert Collins calls them Generation M, for mature. He accounts for the prejudices, pokes fun at the rivalries, and, with humour and sympathy, invites younger Canadians to re-examine their parents' or grandparents' lives and consider, maybe for the first time, the true proportions of their legacy."--Jacket.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, c1997
Characteristics: 309 p. : ill ; 24 cm