They're called the Silent Generation. Caught between the wartime exploits of the Greatest Generation and the civil rights movement of the Baby Boomers, history books portray those born between 1925 and 1945 as a lost generation who accomplished little in the fields of politics or culture. The truth is much more complex. True, Silent Generation members were children during the Great Depression and World War II, but their world view was also formed by these events. And despite what some believe, she clarifies that the civil rights movement didn't spring into existence with the Baby Boomers pointing out that Martin Luther King, born in 1929, was a child of the Silent Generation, t the Boomers. Even cultural events like the emergence of rock and roll owe their genesis to the Silent Generation. Chuck Berry was born in 1926, and Buddy Holly in 1936. Without such influential icons, it's doubtful we'd even have had the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. With Looking Through My Window, Judith Holt blends the achievements of the Silent Generation with her personal experience growing up in the 1940s and 1950s. The result is an intriguing look at the achievements of a generation discounted by history.
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, author Judith Holt relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1972, a move she describes as a significant change in culture and weather conditions. A member of the Silent Generation, Ms. Holt earned a paralegal degree and national certification from the National Association of Legal Assistants. She worked as a freelance legal assistant until her retirement. Ms. Holt has volunteered at the Federal Justice Department, the Crisis Center, and as a court-appointed child advocate for two children. She declined a request to run for an Arizona State Senate seat, citing her unwillingness to go along to get along. A happily single woman, Ms. Holt has one surviving daughter, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She continues to enjoy many friendships forged in Buffalo and Phoenix.