Mister B.: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist

Mister B.: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist

Mister B.: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist

Mister B.: Living With a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist

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Overview

LARGE PRINT edition.

Blessed are the engineers who give us some answers to life's little perplexities.

This is the #1 Best Selling, Pinnacle Award Recipient. Mister B's jaunty calculating rhythm offers timely subject matter. Mister B proves he could care less about being politically correct. That's not his style.

A tender little laugh, a swept floor in reticence, a literary window into the home of a surviving physicist and his caregiver.

Can these multi-generational housemates discover why they still matter? Find out now, for a celebration of full life.

PRAISE FOR MISTER B:

Mister B springs from earthbound corners of immigration and poverty in rope-tied-baggy pants, into a self-made man who learns to defy gravity. Born in 1916, Joseph Byk, the Rhode Island son of Polish immigrants, charms the bejeebers out of the Greatest Generation, World War II, and the Cold War. In 2013, an old man's new companion begins to journal Mister B's bygone era. His family ideals confront the independence of a younger generation as he reveals a lifetime of secrets.

"Who is helping whom?" is the million-dollar question. This instructive and comedic memoir of story shorts on aging offers historic photographs. It can be found in the grumpy ol' men's section at your local bookstore.

Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist inspires us to learn from history and science and to give a little more to multi-generational relationships.

Like The Life We Bury, Red Mountain, a novel; Where the Crawdads Sing; Sold on a Monday; Little Boot; Before We Were Yours.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997162509
Publisher: Capture Books
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Edition description: Large Print ed.
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Prior Berean Bookstore manager, Graduate of Denver Paralegal Institute and Colorado Christian University with a B.A. in Contemporary Composition, Contributor to Psalm-Hymns Worship Leader, Books 1, 2, & 3 (2016)

Joseph Byk received his PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Alabama. He taught pilots in the air corps with Spartan Company and then worked through WWII and the cold war with Martin Company performing projects for NASA and the Department of Defense.

Published books: • Changing the World through Media Education (1998) • Media Alert! 200 Activities to Create Media-savvy Kids (2000) • EYE SPY Program (Early Youth Education Program): An Interactive Coloring Book (2000) • Get Them Thinking! Use Media Literacy to Prepare Students for State Assessments (2005)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Preface i 1 THE OL' MAN 5 2 AUGUST ~ DISSEMBLE 23 3 SEPTEMBER ~ THIN GRINS 35 4 OCTOBER ~ OCTAVES 79 5 NOVEMBER ~ NESTING 115 6 DECEMBER ~ DECIBELS 137 7 JANUARY ~ JERRY RIGGED 167 8 FEBRUARY ~ FAHRENHEITS 195 9 MARCH ~ MOMENTUM 217 10 APRIL ~ INTERSECTIONS 237 11 MAY ~ BOUQUETS 255 12 JUNE ~ JOY 281 13 JULY ~ REJOINED 307 14 IN RETROSPECT 325 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 345 BOOK CLUB/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 349

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