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Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack: A Boyhood Year During World War…
de Charles Osgood
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Kinda fun, a bit dated and definitely written for an earlier generation. Ends with a nice poem, a play on "It Was A Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra. Charles Osgood was my absolute favorite TV news anchor, back in the day. ( )
Humorous history of a young boy during WW2.
For this nine-year-old boy living in Baltimore in 1942, "it was the best of times" for him and "it was the worst of times" for the country. With the US entering the war, there is a lot of interest ways to help the war effort. But just being a kid is the height of this tale.
Amusing recollections of the host of Sunday Morning.
Underwhelming. Contains a few recollections of actual moments from his life, sometimes even having something to do with the war or Baltimore. But it's mostly a meditation on how great it was to be a kid in 1942 and how the darn kids today suck.
Large margins, large typeface, wide line spacing, only 160 pp. The jacket price is $19.95. Value is maybe a tenth of that.
The year is 1942. Charles Osgood is a nine-year-old living in Baltimore. His idols are Franklin Roosevelt and Babe Ruth, a hometown hero. Charlie spends his days delivering newspapers on his daily route, riding the trolley to the local amusement park, going to Orioles' baseball games, and playing with his younger sister, Mary Ann. With great attention to detail, Osgood captures the texture of life in a very different era, before anyone had heard of penicillin or the atomic bomb. In his neighborhood of Liberty Heights, gas lights glowed on every corner, milkmen delivered bottles of milk, and a loaf of bread cost nine cents. Although Osgood had many interests as a child, what captivated him more than anything else was the radio. He would listen huddled under the covers, after his parents had turned off the lights, to Spiderman, Superman, The Lone Ranger, the Shadow - and of course baseball.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)975.2History and Geography North America Southeastern U.S. Maryland
LCC (Clas. Bibl. Congrés EUA)
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