The Unvarnished Truth: The South and Beyond

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Xlibris Corporation, Feb 5, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
Calhoun was born a “true son of the Deep South.” He came of age during the Great Depression and learned to plow a mule. He became an astute observer of, and participant in, race relations in the ’40s and ’50s, was almost a moonshiner, lived as a sharecropper, and married the girl of his dreams. The latter part of the book has to do with the situations and people he met in his various jobs, mainly with his railroad days. It’s a wonder he’s around to relate all these tales!

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John C. Calhoun entices the reader with great, fascinating stories of his life with ions of humor and the occasional pearl of wisdom. From his birth in a small Alabama town to his work on the railroad and beyond, this read is guaranteed to entertain you tons. "The Unvarnished Truth" is a story of a country boy and will leave you coming back for more.
I rate this book with five stars. It was a great read.


Sanford Florida
Chapter Two Montgomery Alabama
Chapter Four Holy Trinity Alabama
Chapter Five The Macmillan Place
Chapter Six Sanford Florida
Chapter Eight The Wedding
Chapter Ten Columbus Georgia
Chapter Eleven Atlanta Georgia
Chapter Thirteen Cajun Country
Chapter Sixteen Knoxville Tennessee
Chapter Seventeen Winding Down

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At 75, John C. Calhoun has decided to write the story of his life. He's married to Jewell for 52 years. He has four grown children and ten grandchildren. Having worked in nineteen jobs in twenty five states, he is now retired and lives in Powell, Tennessee. The author of two previous books, "The Fullness of Time" and "Reluctant Empire", he enjoys woodworking, singing, and writing. Being a born storyteller, he has quite a bit to tell.

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