Chapter

“Adventure … Begins at Home”

in Of War and Men

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226467429
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226470023 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.003.0010
“Adventure … Begins at Home”

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This chapter examines the challenges faced by the veterans with the housing shortage in the U.S. in the late 1940s and early 1950s. It explains that during this period, the U.S. experienced a period of high inflation and most jobs were available in metropolises. It highlights the importance of G.I. Bill in helping veterans send their children going to school and in purchasing property with little or no down payment. This chapter also discusses the success of William J. Levitt in the real estate business.

Keywords: veterans; housing shortage; U.S.; inflation; G.I. Bill; William J. Levitt; real estate business

Chapter.  7921 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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