The Pit and the Alternative

The Pit and the Alternative

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by Charles L. Avery
     
 
One man's desperate drive to escape the mines and succeed on his own. You will cry, laugh, and see the world through his eyes.

The Pit and the Alternative tells of the struggle of a young man raised in the coalmining area of Pennsylvania during the war years, seeking to escape the deadly pit and become a success. He describes the harshness and casualties of the

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One man's desperate drive to escape the mines and succeed on his own. You will cry, laugh, and see the world through his eyes.

The Pit and the Alternative tells of the struggle of a young man raised in the coalmining area of Pennsylvania during the war years, seeking to escape the deadly pit and become a success. He describes the harshness and casualties of the mines. He joins the Air Force and learns that his supervisors forgot his training needs for promotions, and he must grasp the situation himself to make his own way in life. Travel with him as his Air Force career takes you to northern Maine, the Arctic Circle for two months of total darkness and freezing temperatures, the burning deserts of French Morocco, the jungles of Panama, through Central and South America then back to the hustle of the New York City area. The hunting and fishing trips themselves will keep you on the edge of your chair or lying beside it laughing. He settles in Colorado after retirement and, after trying three different jobs, settles on police work with the Department of Defense for a second career. His trip is historical, adventurous, humorous, educational, and real. Emotions run high in the pursuit of the ideal job, and happiness in retirement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595183449
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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The Pit and the Alternative 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book........but then I am his sister!!!!!