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A memoir in which a son imagines and resurrects the life of his deceased WWII soldier father
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578066254
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 2/20/2004
  • Series: Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments XI
1. Killed in Action 3
2. "Dad, It's Benny" 6
3. Where I(t) Started 8
4. The Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 24
5. The War Honor Roll 30
6. Talking like Crocky 35
7. Family Heritage Personified 50
8. "Get Some Black-Seeded Simpson for Us to Sow, Benny" 77
9. A Cabin of Family Stories 108
10. The One Who Called Me Bolo 131
11. "Let's Go to the Circus!" 149
12. A Moment's Riches 154
13. Pop 162
14. "Masontown Officer Killed in Germany" 206
15. First Love 222
16. "Speak the Speech, I Pray Thee, Trippingly on Thy Tongue" 235
17. If You Value Freedom, Seek Justice 243
18. Grandma Wright 259
19. Split over the Vietnam War 272
20. Another Parade, Another War Memorial 277
21. Learning More about Mom and Dad 281
22. Pilgrimage 298
23. Reaching a Milestone 306
Epilogue 309
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