Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Grand Rapids

Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Grand Rapids


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802824783
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     x
Acknowledgments     xiv
Introduction     xvi
Potawatomies on Waterloo Street   Albert Baxter     1
Aunt Hattie's Story   Albert Baxter     6
At the Shipyard Forge   Charles E. Belknap     12
Sketches for an Autobiography   A. J. Muste     30
The Cut of My Jib   Arnold Gingrich     46
Belly Fulla Straw   David Cornel DeJong     59
Boyhood - and Beyond   Gerald R. Ford     77
The Times of My Life   Betty Ford     89
Growing Up in Old Lithuanian Town   Edward V. Gillis     105
Yesterdays in Grand Rapids   John Thompson     119
Technicolor Paddy   Roger Wilkins     136
Grand Raptures   Jim Harrison     155
Being Rent in Twain   Glen Peterson     159
Rocky and Me   Max Apple     175
The Memory of Cells   John Otterbacher     195
Sins and Misdemeanors on the Southeast Side   Reinder Van Til     206
Half a Chance to Prove Myself   Al Green     225
Opening a Door   Paul Schrader     242
My Football Career   Robert VanderMolen     247
Wilma, Whitey, and the Tackers   William Brashler     256
Mux at Ramona   Sheri Venema     269
Michigan and Fuller   Hank Meijer     284
First and Second Childhoods in Grand Rapids   Charles Honey     292
Baseball Nut, Altar Boy, Urchin...   Tom Rademacher     300
Even Though I Was Not "Raised Indian"   Levi Rickert     310
A Farewell to Arms   John Hockenberry     321
Before That Was There   Laura Kasischke     339
Bissell's Haunt   Kaye Longberg     354
The Good Immigrant Student   Bich Minh Nguyen     372
Permissions     382
Contributors     384

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