SCHOOL DAYS II [NOOK Book]

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Inspirational and humorous autobiographical essays on coming of age in a small western Pennsylvania river town during WW II, the Korean and Viet-Nam Wars. Young William fought World War II from a fox-hole that he and his childhood friends dug and in which he was wounded. He believed that since he graduated from a smoky, mill-town high school, he might not easily get admitted to college, so he applied to fourteen of them. After graduating from college with honors, he describes getting a PhD, a less-than-heroic ...
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SCHOOL DAYS II

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Inspirational and humorous autobiographical essays on coming of age in a small western Pennsylvania river town during WW II, the Korean and Viet-Nam Wars. Young William fought World War II from a fox-hole that he and his childhood friends dug and in which he was wounded. He believed that since he graduated from a smoky, mill-town high school, he might not easily get admitted to college, so he applied to fourteen of them. After graduating from college with honors, he describes getting a PhD, a less-than-heroic stint in the military and becoming a professor and business consultant. A continuing theme is his relationship with "the girl of his dreams," a beautiful redhead who he met at 14 and to whom he has been married for more than a half century. He describes his older Brother, who fought in Korea and came home to live the life of a playboy until he met the love of his life, his nurturing Mother and a Father who set an example to which he still aspires. The reader will learn about things as diverse as the Whiskey Rebellion, teenage behavior before the sexualization of culture, a useful decision paradigm created on Omaha Beach and how to impress a girl by tasting her hair. The book ends with musings on how two very different people can come together and create a happy and enduring marriage. Anyone interested in what life and relationships were like in the middle of the 20th Century, when three wars consumed the daily attention of the nation, will find this book to be interesting, thought-provoking and entertaining.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781483661483
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 244 KB

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