As a 99-year old social scientist, Norman Duncan has lived through most of our nation's history. His memories date back to when he was six years old. 
As a 99-year old social scientist, Norman Duncan has lived through most of our nation's history. His memories date back to when he was six years old. As he says, “I am the ‘Kid from Brooklyn,’ not Sidney Franklin, the original kid who was an international bullfighter.” Norman recalls the market crash and the bank failures. He remembers well the WWI veterans who were not entitled to any compensation and their plight selling apples for 5 cents on street corners. He recalls the high number of suicides and the terrible environment that made FDR the hero with his New Deal. As Normal recalls, the interim years between the World Wars were a struggle for everyone. He is sorry to say that WWII and the military industrial complex it created helped to put the American economy on the road to recovery on which we have built our lifestyle since the end of that involvement. Norman is a proud recent recipient of the Knight of the Legion of Honor, an award bestowed on him by the Government of France.
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