Reno's Funmakers

Reno's Funmakers

by George Moon


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Reno's Funmakers by George Moon

My grandfather, Edward Austin Reno was the son of Edward Munn Reno, Dean of American Magicians, a pioneer in the entertainment field of Illusions. Edward Austin Reno took his big top tent theater along the Circuit Chautauqua and rural Redpath route. His daughter, my mother, gave birth to me while they entertained a week in each town offering stage plays, comedy routines and of course, Ed Reno's magic act. Reno's Funmakers had a history in show business. It was what they did. It was all they knew. It was a life they loved with all their hearts. The Great Depression coupled with WW2 finally brought the family off the road. They always planned to return once the war ended. Like so many plans we make ourselves, theirs didn't materialize. I grew up in the midst of their disappointment, thus the book. My career took a different path. First college, majoring in business, chemistry and art. (my medium being oils). Followed by management positions and later, with a partner, forming my own manufacturing company called Pilot Industrial Battery. After selling the company I consulted to the battery industry until retiring here in Florida. I'v always been interested in writing. But, mostly as a guest columnist in newspapers and technical articles. Reno's Funmakers is my first novel. My second is currently being worked on.

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ISBN-13: 9781426965661
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Reno's Funmakers 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book. Not only did I enjoy the characters and stories, but I learned interesting things about a time I did not get to experience firsthand. I was thoroughly engaged from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book goes way beyond the Reno's Funmaker family and tells other charming short stories. The escape of the slave family is of particular interest, both tender and exciting. At the end of each chapter the author relates current happenings. Many are informative and humorous. The book is an easy read and holds your interest to the very end. You hate for it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
true characters and facts - a window into that era with a personal touch