"The American workman, though he shares and cherishes the political and moral heritage of his forefathers, has a living standard so far above any realized in the past as to be almost recognizable. It was only a few generations ago that the workingman, in America as in every other nation, accepted without question living standards that would today be considered impoverished in the extreme and cruel beyond measure. Like his ancestors, he had grown up in a world in which abundance was not known except for the rare man of wealth, and in which "living standard" was a synonym for bare survival. This booklet describes the "quiet revolution" that has brought about today's prosperity."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1959