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ISBN: 1413719708Издательство: PublishAmerica
Год издания: 2004
Book DescriptionNever Piss Into the Wind is a series of vignettes from the life of a misfit who grew up mired in the Great Depression, for whom WWII became the gateway to a world as far removed from his childhood as Earth is from Mars. Along the way he encounters nearly the entire spectrum of society, from the underworld to the academe. He depicts episodes of childhood, growing up in a poverty-stricken, dysfunctional family, adventures in the life of a field geologist, and the frustrations of a disastrous marriage and life as a professor. Those who are fascinated by the stories of people who march to a different drummer will find entertainment, laughter, and tears in chapters such as ?Little Chicago Revisited? (crime in the city), ?Of Footballs and Teapots? (two kinds of madness), ?Face Off at Dawn? (not your average golf tale), ?Old Queens Never Die? (a rather unusual cousin) and ?The Loose End? (an academic tragedy).