This is a story of a boy, born in the excitement of the early twenties when times were great. After the flu epidemic of the first world war, leading up to the flappers, and prohibition.
speak easy's, fast cars, and an end to the old ways of thinking.
Hitler came to power, and changed the world. He made a way for the people suffering from the stock market crash of 1928 and 29. To regain their losses, and build the greatest
mound of war materials and ships the world had ever seen. An Army, Navy, and
technology that 18 year olds in Nebraska could only dream of.
The author of this story is living it in true reality. Watching the fighter planes flying over
Northeast Nebraska on their way to Russia via Fairbanks Alaska. All the while, wishing the pilot to be in his place Cultivating the corn with a
single row horse drawn cultivator. Little did he know that in a year, He would be up there flying in a B-17 bomber, and not so sure he liked it. but he was rescued from a dull world
of drought, bad crops and poverty.
From that time on it was a fight to survive. As you read on you will see a unique way of
telling 60 years of excitement. Alaska living in the 40's, till the 80's, nicely told with humor and anguish. Life is not all a bowl of cherries it seems there are pits to contend with. No one other than the author tells an inside story like this about a life of learning, and keeping a sense of peculiar Nebraska humor.
A good twelve hour read, interesting from cover to cover.