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About the Author
D. Larry Patterson is a retired US Air Force Colonel and former DoD Management Consultant. Originally from Mission Hills, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City, Mo.), he is a long time resident of Fort Worth, where he lives with his wife Carol and several pampered pussycats. He has written four novels, several collections of short stories and novellas, a collection of "Pulp" Poetry, several children's books, and a non-fiction book about his father-in-law PFC Bernard F. "Mac" McCarty who was the first Marine to set foot on Yokosuka Naval Air Base in Japan during the Occupation Of Tokyo Bay 30 Aug 1945. As an experienced freelance writer and photographer, he contributed numerous feature articles and photographs to a wide variety of national and international publications. Having always had a passion for Classic Rock/C&W, plus Blues and Jazz from the 1920s, he has written and recorded nearly 500 original songs in his studio. He and Carol divide their time between Fort Worth, the Colorado Rockies and Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas.


An Epic Of The Fifties

Authored by D. Larry Patterson
Edition: 1

Over 700 pages of Large Print with over 60 photos.

Turn back the clock and return to the spring of 1957 in the Heart of America where Rock 'N' Roll is king-still new, raw, and spontaneous. Divorce is the exception, not the rule. Cars are American: big V-8 mothers made in Detroit sporting shark fins, shiny chrome and are fast as pure-D-hell. Though there is undoubtedly a commie hiding around every corner, front doors are never locked, and ignition keys are left in cars. Gangsters are Mafia "made guys." The business of America is business, and it's booming. Dads have good jobs and money in the bank. Moms don't work. Kids play outside and walk to neighborhood schools. Teachers teach. Kids learn. Recreational drugs haven't seen the light of day. All movies and TV programs are "G" rated. Even discussing sex in polite society is taboo. Behind closed doors, anything goes.
In this Eisenhower-Fifties environment, fueled by fast cars, booze, sex, and rock 'n' roll the close-knit group of friends from Isom High find themselves unexpectedly caught up in a wide variety of life altering events that suck them up and thrust them headfirst into a swirling maelstrom that continually flings them to and fro, back and forth between the emotional heights of ecstasy and depths of agony, bliss and heartbreak, understanding and confusion, joy and misery, love and hate, peace and rage, harmony and discord, trust and doubt, happiness and displeasure, success and failure, calm and panic, courage and cowardice.

Publication Date:
1492996025 / 9781492996026
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6.69" x 9.61"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Coming of Age

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