When All the World Was Young

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Longstreet Press, 1991 - Fiction - 610 pages
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The year is 1942 and Porter Osborne, Jr., is safely ensconced in medical school. He is physically safe, although taunted by the beckoning finger of Uncle Sam. Haunted by the family motto, "Remember who you are, " Porter wrestles with a flood of conflicting emotions. A year later, the conflicts still unresolved, he is an elisted man in the U.S. Army. In the face of incomprehensible delays and inefficiency, he wonders how America will ever prevail in the world war. Surgical Technician PFC Porter Osborne finally lands at Omaha Beach and joins the Allied fight against Germany.

The final novel in the trilogy that began with "Run with the Horsemen" and "The Whisper of the River," "When all the World Was Young" continues the story of young Porter Osborne with the supreme wit and wisdom that readers have come to expect from the intimitable Ferrol Sams.

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His imagery is creative and abundant. - Goodreads
Sams' writing style is excellent. - Goodreads
Sams is a great writer, extremely detailed. - Goodreads
Southern writing at its finest. - Goodreads
My reactions are a credit to Ferrol Sams' writing. - Goodreads
... and so much of his writing resonates with me.... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Margaret Elder - Goodreads

Porter Osborn grows up in this last volume of the trilogy. His initiation rites occur with his participation in World War II. This is a well written book, punctuated with poetry and profanity and ... Read full review

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When All the World Was Young (Run With the Horsemen #3) by Ferroll Sams (Penguin 1991) (Fiction) - The further adventures of Porter Osborne Jr. as he survives medical school, the Second World War, and ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1991)

FERROL SAMS is a physician, humorist, storyteller, and best-selling novelist and is the author of seven books. Most notable is his trilogy of novels in which an eccentric and quixotic hero, Porter Osborne Jr., mirrors Sams's own Georgia boyhood in Fayette County. All of his works are rooted in the oral traditions of Southern humor and folklore. Sams and his wife were in private practice together in Fayetteville since 1951, and in 1987 they established the Fayette Medical Center.

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