by Max C. Norton and illustrated by Mary Burkhardt
When the Great Depression hit, Alice and Bob Norton, along with their friends, their neighbors, and the huge waves of displaced, homeless “Okies and Arkies” emmigrating into California’s Central Valley struggled to survive. One day, one month, one year at a time, they overcame the Depression – only to then send their children into the most destructive war in history.
Their story – the story of one American family – is also the story of all American families. They certainly earned the appellation of “The Greatest Generation”!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Max C. Norton, originally from Idaho, has lived in Modesto, California, for over forty years. Dr. Norton earned his doctorate in neuropsychiatry in 1961 and taught as a professor at California State University until his retirement. He is active in the organization of Emeritus and Retired Faculty there.
The story of the Norton family these pages present is also the story of Max C. Norton’s own history – and all of America’s.
(2007, paperback, 170 pages)