Old Man in a Baseball Cap

Old Man in a Baseball Cap

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by Fred Rochlin
     
 

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Conceived in a storytelling workshop given by Spalding Gray, Old Man In a Baseball Cap is not your typical story of World War II. Rochlin recounts in gritty detail how he--an ordinary young man--was thrust into outrageous circumstances during an extraordinary time. Whether he's bumping up against the army's bigotry because he's Jewish, aiding in the

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Conceived in a storytelling workshop given by Spalding Gray, Old Man In a Baseball Cap is not your typical story of World War II. Rochlin recounts in gritty detail how he--an ordinary young man--was thrust into outrageous circumstances during an extraordinary time. Whether he's bumping up against the army's bigotry because he's Jewish, aiding in the delivery of a baby by cesarean section, being ordered to obliterate a Hungarian village, or parachuting from his plane in the middle of Yugoslavia and then walking 400 kilometers to safety with an amorous guide, Rochlin captures the Intensely powerful experience of a teenager away from home for the first time. Old Man In a Baseball Cap is an astonishingly fresh, candid look at "the last good war." At once naive, candid, and wise, Fred Rochlin's voice is unforgettable.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Ribald, adult, morally complex, and occasionally starkly funny, and all the more stirring for being real.
San Diego Union Tribune
As Voltaire intended readers of Candide to see through Pangloss' naive perspective, so Rochlin wants to wake us up to the world's evils by casting events in the adolescent haze of his younger self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061978319
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
279,381
File size:
222 KB

Meet the Author

Fred Rochlin lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Harriet. Old Man in a Baseball Cap is his first book.

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Old Man in a Baseball Cap: A Memoir of World War II 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Collection of little memoirs, written by a young, innocent flight navigator, stationed in Italy during World War II. Tongue in cheek humor at its best.