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Author Mathias, Frank Furlong.

Title The GI generation : a memoir / Frank F. Mathias.

Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (307 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1. Lucky and Nannie; 2. Carlisle and Maysville; 3. Our Main Street Neighborhood; 4. Cigars and Cinnamon Balls; 5. Hammering Catfish and Other Events; 6. The Uncommon Cold and the Specialty Man; 7. Major and Minor; 8. The Forces of Nature; 9. They Called Him Lucky; 10. A Shoeshine and a Smile; Illustrations; 11. Burma Shave and Buzzard Roost; 12. Foo-fighters and Kinniconick; 13. Making Do with the Great Depression; 14. Cops, Robbers, and Characters; 15. Summertime; 16. Hanging around Town; 17. Camp Black Hawk and Carlisle Christianity.
18. Maysville on My Mind19. The Queen City and the Kings; 20. Life Went on as Usual; 21. Poetry and War; 22. The Music Goes Round and Round; Postscript.
Summary Frank Mathias was born in Maysville, Kentucky, (pop. 7000) in 1925 and grew up in nearby Carlisle (pop. 1500), where life in his small town was much like that in towns and villages all across America. He came of age in an era of total security; his parents never even had a key to their front door. Daily living was infused with gossip; no one had a secret, and everyone knew everyone else's business. Outdoor life was a vital part of growing up, and teachers and mentors instilled a sense of right and wrong in young people. Raised during the Great Depression, Mathias became a member of a fighting.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Mathias, Frank Furlong.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Kentucky -- Carlisle.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Carlisle (Ky.) -- Biography.
Electronic books.
Personal narratives -- American.
Electronic books.
Variant Title G.I. generation
ISBN 9780813149882 (electronic bk.)
0813149886 (electronic bk.)
9780813121574 (cloth ; acid-free, recycled paper)