A Memoir of Childhood and Family
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In Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family,
Lynne Cheney re-creates the years after World War II in a
small town on the high plains of the West. Portraying an era
that started with the Ink Spots on the Zenith Radio in her
family's living room and ended with Elvis on the jukebox at
the local canteen, she tells of coming of age in a time when
the country seemed in control of its destiny and individual
Americans in charge of theirs. She describes Casper,
Wyoming, where she met a young man named Dick Cheney, and
remembers her hometown as a place where the future seemed as
bright as the blue sky and life's possibilities as boundless
as the prairie. It was also a place where a pioneer heritage
prevailed, and Cheney traces the paths of forebears who
journeyed westward, strengthened against adversity by a
bedrock belief that they would find a better life. An
uplifting exploration of a special time and place in
American history, Blue Skies, No Fences is also a heartfelt
tribute to those optimistic souls who, in Lynne Cheney's
words, "pinned their hopes on America and kept heading west."
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