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Rust Belt boy : stories of an American childhood

Author: Paul Hertneky
Publisher: Peterborough, New Hampshire : Bauhan Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"These stories are specific to one legendary riverfront plateau and one boy's journey, but are emblematic of immigrant life and blue-collar aspirations during the heyday of American industry and its crash, foreshadowing one of the largest internal migrations in U.S. history. Approximately six million baby boomers, like the narrator, fled the Rust Belt. Another six million remained and stories of their youth,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Paul Hertneky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hertneky
ISBN: 9780872332225 0872332225
OCLC Number: 926823092
Notes: "Maps inside covers and cover flaps."
Description: 223 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: A turning tide --
Horns in the hollow --
Rust and restlessness --
Milk and honey --
Where stories went to die --
The front pew --
Sanctuary --
The nation's first economy --
The prurient power of pierogi --
Life as they found it --
Rough and ready, tough and tender --
Moms who put out --
A flame that water fed --
Popularity, politics, and patronage --
Humility and its opposite --
Sure but not at all certain --
Curiosity as curse --
Light and nature --
More snoop than solicitor --
Of heroes and helpers --
Untethered --
Dodging a bullet --
Itching all over --
Like Ambridge with a "c" --
Rust: the patina of possibility --
Rescue amid the ruins.
Responsibility: Paul Hertneky.
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"These stories are specific to one legendary riverfront plateau and one boy's journey, but are emblematic of immigrant life and blue-collar aspirations during the heyday of American industry and its crash, foreshadowing one of the largest internal migrations in U.S. history. Approximately six million baby boomers, like the narrator, fled the Rust Belt. Another six million remained and stories of their youth, struggles, and aspirations echo throughout this book. Pittsburgh alone attracts die-hard affinity with its scattered natives."--Provided by publisher.

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