Recent release “The Way It Was: Brooklyn, New York 1950 to 1960” from Page Publishing author Michael J. Horvath is a subjective and objective composite of life in a Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood (Cypress Hills) during the time period from 1950 to 1960.
Michael J. Horvath has completed his new book “The Way It Was: Brooklyn, New York 1950 to 1960”: a gripping and potent book about a young boy’s personal experiences, and perceptions, of the people and institutions around him and his unique interactions that occurred during a decade that set the stage for the striking societal transformations that would soon unfold in the sixties. The objective and subjective context of this writing is a historical testimony to a way of life that has been frozen in time forever.
Author Michael J. Horvath writes, “Growing up in the fifties was dramatically different from living in today’s world. In my view, life was relatively simple compared with the complex technological innovations that we now experience. A quick glance back in time will reveal some staggering differences in the way we lived. Let’s unravel several decades of history and return to briefly examine the music, automobiles, medicine, technology, and social relationships.”
He continues, “The big-band era of the forties was silently subsiding, but the question was, what would now fill this musical void? The answer became quite apparent when a rather large legion of so-called doo-wop groups emerged onto the scene, with lead singers who distinguished themselves with beautiful vocals. Often accompanied by at least three or four group members, these skilled artists blended together to produce sensational harmonies. Instrumentation was subordinated to the vocal melodies that were created by these great voices. There were of course backup musicians, and even orchestras, but the focal point was always on the individual vocalization.”
Published by Page Publishing, Michael J. Horvath’s intriguing narrative offers a subjective profile of life in a Brooklyn neighborhood, including all aspects of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “The Way It Was: Brooklyn, New York 1950 to 1960” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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