Venable Park

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MILL CITY PressINC, Sep 1, 2010 - Fiction - 168 pages
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1920s Prohibition Baltimore is a place apart from the bright, gilded world of Gatsby; a place where ash and smoke darken skies from dawn till dusk.

Millworker Henry Dawson is a returned WWI vet, finding his tenuous path back to civilian life after a harrowing tour of duty in France's Argonne Forest. Just as Dawson gradually gains his bearings, events at the football stadium rising from the grounds of the city's Venable Park threaten to send him spiraling back to the despair of the war.

Told from the perspective of Henry, "Venable Park" is a rare look at the Twenties as they were, weighted by the toils and lifted by the triumphs of common men.

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Wonderful, wonderful book. Intimate like a memoir, but rich in historical detail and insight. Don't miss this gem.

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About the author (2010)

Tom Flynn is editor of Free Inquiry and executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism. His works include The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief, The Trouble with Christmas, Galactic Rapture, Nothing Sacred, and various articles that have appeared both in Free Inquiry and Secular Humanist Bulletin.

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