Walk through the extraordinarily tumultuous 20th century with Harry Greissman. His story recounts the issues so many Americans faced then and now, well into the 21st century: Immigration. Economic deprivation. Lost Love. War. Discrimination at work. The transition from urban to suburban life. A working couple raising a family. His story should resonate with most Americans.
At the same time look at the events of the present to better understand the history that led to them. Compare and contrast. Relax... and see that no matter how bad the social media-exaggerated issues are today, they do not compare with the issues faced by those who survived the 20th century.
With the use of excerpts from love letters and letters sent from the war front back home, as well as sharing original documents, records, and photos, Greene pieces together the life of Harry and ties it into the generational history of the last century. His story is America's story.
David Greene: He has been interviewed by or featured in The Washington Post, Education Weekly, US News and World Report, scores of radio shows, and at one time had the most-responded-to letter published in The New York Times. He is also the author of Doing the Right Thing, an insider's view on the state of American education. He taught social studies and coached football at A.E. Stevenson HS in the Bronx, Woodlands HS in Greenburgh NY, and Scarsdale HS in Scarsdale NY, for 38 years. He was an adjunct and field supervisor for Fordham University thus mentoring Teach For America Corps Members in the Bronx, Corp Members in the Bronx. He was a staff member of WISE Services and treasurer of Save Our Schools. He was born in Los Angeles but was raised in the South Bronx. He went to public schools in the Bronx, including The Bronx High School of Science. He graduated from Fordham University's Undergraduate School of Education. He lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY.