The Crack in the Picture Window

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Pickle Partners Publishing, Aug 9, 2016 - History - 149 pages
In this amusingly written yet serious report about housing developments, author John C. Keats discusses every aspect of life in a development. His account is supported by solid facts and figures and presented in personal terms to convey an existence that combines all of the worst aspects and none of the advantages of suburban living.

“If you ever wondered what goes on under those regimented roofs, this book will tell you. And if you already know, it will make you want to get up and break something. Fortunately the book also tells you how to put the pieces back together.”
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
THIS IS THE ACE THAT DRONE CREW 12
AN THE WALLS COME TUMBLIN DOWN 25
LIFE FACES MARY 37
ONWARD AND DOWNWARD 55
ITS ONLY MONEY 79
HERE WE GO AGAIN 101
GOODBYE MR DRONE 114
REQUEST FROM THE PUBLISHER 140

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John Keats (1921 - November 3, 2000) was an American writer and biographer. Born in Moultrie, Georgia, he attended the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania before serving in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II. In the 1950s he worked for the Washington Daily News and debuted as an author in 1956 with The Crack in the Picture Window. He also wrote numerous magazine articles, which led to non-fiction books and biographies. From 1974 to 1990 Keats taught magazine writing at Syracuse University. He died in Kingston, Ontario, Canada in 2000 at the age of 79.

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