Florida—like the rest of America—experienced tremendous economic growth during World War II. Money poured into the Sunshine State and generated widespread employment. In this setting we find our main character’s father on a quest to find the perfect job. As the family travels from town to town among Florida’s lakes, swamps and one-room schoolhouses, the boy gets into numerous jams—like a homemade zip line disaster and a dark swamp alligator attack. Yet he makes his best childhood friend in Windermere, whose mother and grandmother introduce him to the southern comfort of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and ice tea.
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About the Author
Raymond Duncan dropped out of college at 19, hitchhiked from Riverside, California, to NYC, and boarded a ship for Europe. This adventure crystallized his interest in world politics, and he returned to the University of California, Riverside, to earn a BA in Political Science. Drafted out of graduate school, the U.S. Army trained him in counter-intelligence and sent him to Stuttgart, Germany. Not a bad thing, because in Paris he met his future wife. With a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he taught at Boston University, the Naval War College in Newport, RI and SUNY-College at Brockport—and was a Scholar-in-Residence at the C.I.A. His many non-fiction publications include books and articles on the former Soviet Union, Third World, Latin America, Cuba and Mexico. His novels draw from true events, on-site research and extensive interviews. When not writing, he engages in community service and local politics.