American Baby Boomer
by Lucas Carter

"My generation has seen more change than any generation before it."

The generation born in America between the years 1946 and 1964 has fascinated the public from its beginning. This novel is described as “the story about one individual who was born and grew up as a baby boomer in the United States.” Born at the precipice of enormous cultural change, Michael Larson, the son of Norwegian immigrants who migrate to the United States by way of Canada, reflects on his life. Filled with family stories of love and laughter, sorrow and despair, the author’s tale leaves one feeling akin to Larson as he navigates the seasons of his life through decades of war, social upheaval, terrorism, and even the assassination of a president amid the social and intellectual strides of American society.

Covering seven decades of rapid change, Larson’s story is uniquely American. Boomers will relate to the common experience of historical events over the decades. They and others will find an authentic testament to the devastating effect that events such as the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, his brother, Robert, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had on those who witnessed them and the country in which they occurred. The personal tone of the book draws the reader into the narrative and leaves the impression of a firsthand account of familial, societal, and political history. This one will intrigue readers with its vast array of stories told with the backdrop of some of the most memorable moments in American history. This is a great read for anyone wishing to remember their youth or who ponders what it was like to have grown up at the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

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