About the Book
Growing up in the 1910s and ‘20s in hardscrabble Scranton, young Howard developed a strong work ethic, a boxer’s punch, and a desire to prove himself to those who underestimated him. His father predicted that he would one day leave a mark on the world, but the Great Depression hit while he was in high school. Howard the Boy tells the remarkable story of his rise from coal-mining country to college and of the people and events that shaped the man he would become.
Features & Details
- Category Children
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Jun 18, 2014
- Language English
- Tags creative nonfiction, harness making, Shoo Fly Pie, Bertha Guest, Irene Guest, Halton Guest, Clint Boorem, Mabel Boorem, Howard Guest, bio-realism, ambition, family, childhood, Pennsylvania, Depression, Scranton, coal-mining