Into That Good Night

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G.K. Hall, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 231 pages
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Strong-willed and charismatic, Lester Rozelle was school superintendent in the small East Texas town of Oakwood from the 1930s to the 1960s. With a firm hand, he guided his schools through disastrous fires and the strained process of integration in President Lyndon B. Johnson's home state. But several years ago Lester began to show signs of Alzheimer's disease, and his son had to watch the painful transformation his proud father into a dependent and ultimately foreign person. Seemingly powerless to do anything but witness the slow loss of his father's past, Ron Rozelle re-creates and reclaims his own. Shuttling between the increasingly difficult present and his recollections of a time and a way of life now gone, Rozelle has written a poignant and heartbreakingly lyrical gift for his father.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In Rozelle's loving memoir of his late father, a longtime Texas school superintendent, we glimpse a dimly lit picture of an aging man whose character never quite emerges. The author, himself a high ... Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

Wonderful tribute to a dad, a man who "lived the contradictions". The author is a high school teacher who lives in Lake Jackson, just south of me. I strongly recommend this book. Read full review


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