Post Your Peg High

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Xulon Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Religion - 208 pages
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"Charles Bradshaw has presented the great American saga, from the Great Depression era in a mining town through the greatest war ever. As a teen growing up in Mascot my mother (town librarian) often assured me that we would beat the Russians to the moon because Charles Bradshaw was helping Dr. von Braun." Ralph McGhee B.S. (U.S. Naval Academy) Th.M. Pastor Atkins Baptist Church, Mascot Librarian. "I have had no greater friend than Brad and it is a special privilege to have been part of his life. He has done a great job in capturing the problems and pleasures of the 'Greatest Generation.' This book will be interesting to those from that era as well as their children." Joe Brake, A.A., B.S., M.B.A., and J.D., Chemical Engineer and Company Executive. "This is a good book, often brilliant. The stories about athletics, mathematics, the Navy, and the author's technical career often catch fire. The author's keen intelligence, high standards, and genial acceptance and appreciation of life and of the home folks shine through." Anne Donnell, B.A., M.A.T., Author and Teacher. "Post Your Peg High is a blended portion of life's experiences during the Great Depression, World War II, and the cold war. The hard times and the adverse experiences developed what has come to be known as the 'Greatest Generation'." Grady Holt, B.S., M.A., Professor, Aerospace Engineer and Entrepreneur. Charles Bradshaw, a native of Mascot and a graduate of Carter High in Knox County, worked as an applied mathematician in rockets, space flight and nuclear engineering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Army Ballistic Missile Agency and the Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA). He has been on the faculty at Tennessee Tech, Vanderbilt University, and Cumberland University. He is the author of "Rockets, Reactors and Computers," a book pu
 

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Contents

Uncle Pink
13
My Dad
19
A New Job in Mascot
33
A Slow Start to a New Home
41
A Red Headed Brother
49
Grandparents Dont Often Smile
59
I can be Dizzy Dean Bobby Dodd or Ted Husing
67
From the Gold Fields of Alaska to the Khyber Pass
81
Tennessee Wesleyan College
117
A Case of Mistaken Identity
127
The Battle for Okinawa
143
The Invasion Which Never Happened
153
The Magic Carpet Home
159
The Last Magic Carpet Run
165
Marriage a Family and the GI Bill
169
Rockets Reactors and Computers
181

A New Pair of Shoes and Some Used School Books
89
Moms Contract with God
97
The First Time a Girl Makes Your Heart Jump
105
College with Forty Dollars and a Three Dollar Suitcase
111
A Wonderful second Life
193
Reflections
197
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About the author (2009)

Originally from Mascot (Knox county), Tennessee, Charles L. Bradshaw served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant during World War II. He was a member of the mathematics panel at Oak Ridge in the 1950s, the branch chief in the Computation Laboratory of ABMA-NASA, the deputy director of the Computation Laboratory of MSFC-NASA, and director of the Computation Center at Vanderbilt University. He and his wife, Loyce, reside in Lebanon, TN.

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