A Buckeye Boyhood

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iUniverse, May 15, 2008 - Fiction - 266 pages
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A Buckeye Boyhood is a collection of anecdotes which span the twentieth century beginning with Mae and Acy's early 1900's migration from the subsistence of tenant farming to the relative good times of working for wages in the city. The author credits their courage as his model for always taking action to find a better life.

A series of transparently autobiographical vignettes trace our Buckeye boy's path from his dusty childhood playground to a first job on the assembly line and then to the practice of law. He takes us to Ohio farms and job shops, a 1950 pool hall, the 1956 U. S. Open golf tournament, the 1959 Pennsylvania state bar exam and a 1980 Pennsylvania county court room.

A great variety of unforgettable characters come to life including a Mom of steely resolve, an irrepressible Dad, a golf hustler, a heavy weight champion, a law school dean and more than one lost love.

A Pacifist the author describes his moment of true epiphany in 1950 on the threshold of a Marine recruiting office, followed decades later by his public opposition to the horrific waste and futility of the wars in Viet Nam and now, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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About the author (2008)

Lamar Kilgore resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania where, after graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1959, he practiced law until retirement in 2007. He was educated in the public schools of Springfield, Ohio where he resided from birth in 1932 until graduation from Wittenberg College in 1955.

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