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Rapke, Jack

Works: 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 1,090 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
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The prize winner of Defiance, Ohio ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the early '60s, Evelyn submitted cleverly worded poems, jingles, and slogans in corporate sponsored contests. Winning everything from palm trees and pogo-sticks to sports cars and cash, she somehow mangages to hold the financially desperate family together with happy smiles and a rock-solid defiance
English (2)
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