Ohio States

Ohio States

A Twentieth-century Midwestern

eBook - 2002
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In Ohio States: A Twentieth-Century Midwestern, Jeffrey Hammond asserts the quiet mysteries of an ordinary life. More than simply a glimpse of life in the Midwest in the 1950s, this collection of well-crated, touching narratives finds the author recalling his childhood and youth with a mixture of affection and alarm. The relative merits of the future and the past became a running theme with my brother and me. By now I had become a reader, something he definitely was not, and had developed an interest in things like ancient history, the Bible, and old-time baseball; all of which, he observed, would get me a cup of coffee provided I also had the requisite fifteen cents. Dave often bragged that he had read only two books cover to cover: Donald Duck Sees South America and The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad. I knew that was a lie, though, because our room contained a third book, a well-thumbed copy of Isaac Asimov's I, Robot. Dave was too busy finding things out for himself to read books about made-up stories or history. I knew he was right. We would all have to live in the future, and if I didn't get with it I'd get left behind. --From Science Boy.
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2002], ©2002
ISBN: 9781612773254
Branch Call Number: 974.1 Ha
Description: 1 online resource (x, 195 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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