Jim Thorpe Never Slept Here: And Other Stories From a Mauch Chunk , Pennsylvania Boyhood

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It's the 1950s. Richie Benyo, Michael "Catfish" Gavornik, and their friends, have banded together to form the South Street Gang. South Street "gangster" turned raconteur, Richard Benyo, makes that 1950's world come alive with Marvel Comics, baseball cards, Golden Books, BB guns, cardboard forts, Pall Malls, Euro-ethnic neighborhoods, Sr. Mary Friedeberta of the Sisters of Christian Charity, that first sip of beer with Pistol Pete, Richie's grandpa, and one hilarious antic after another. Meanwhile, the Sisters say...

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Overview

It's the 1950s. Richie Benyo, Michael "Catfish" Gavornik, and their friends, have banded together to form the South Street Gang. South Street "gangster" turned raconteur, Richard Benyo, makes that 1950's world come alive with Marvel Comics, baseball cards, Golden Books, BB guns, cardboard forts, Pall Malls, Euro-ethnic neighborhoods, Sr. Mary Friedeberta of the Sisters of Christian Charity, that first sip of beer with Pistol Pete, Richie's grandpa, and one hilarious antic after another. Meanwhile, the Sisters say that the Soviets might launch a nuclear attack at any moment so they'd best hide under their desks. What a terrific time to be a kid!

About the Author:
Richard Stephen Benyo is a journalist and veteran distance runner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589661660
  • Publisher: University of Scranton Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Benyo is a journalist and the editor of Marathon & Beyond magazine. He is the former executive editor of Runner’s World magazine and the author of seventeen books about running, health, and fitness.

 

 

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Table of Contents


Geopolitics     1
Hard-Boiled Mother     13
The Cossmen Yeti     19
The Dank Dark and Pistol Pete     25
Drew     35
Plotting     53
Ether Or     59
Hurricane One (Roof by Frisbee)     67
Hurricane Two (A Truly Rocky Summer Camp)     71
The Coal Man Cometh     79
Jim Thorpe Never Slept Here     95
The Subterraneans     107
The Best Day Ever - Almost     129
The Journalist's Life for Me     147
Tangled Tongue     157
Gallant Knights and Their Ladies     169
Afterword     197
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