BAREFOOT TO WINGS is the story of Albert V. Malone from birth through his growing up during the Great Depression era, the droughts of 1934 & 1936, service in the Army Air Forces and completion of studies to become a chemical engineer. The hardships and challenges of living without electrical power and water-on-tap on the rural Ozark Plateau is detailed and peppered with the homilies, humor, colloquialisms, and folk tales of his family and Ozark neighbors. The fears and travail of flying 30 combat missions over Europe as a navigator of B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II are described graphically.
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The author and enduring wife of 57 years live on a farm located about eight miles Southeast of Rolla and just eight miles from his birthplace. The farm was the former homestead of her paternal Grandfather. He plays at farming with an old tractor with equipment for bushogging weeds and brush and for the preparing of wildlife food plots while the main acreage is leased for hay cropping. He hunts for buster tom turkeys and is still in search of the monster buck whitetail. After 37 years of engineering and management experience in the industrial world he retired in 1985 to the farm. The author writes essays and as a volunteer tells tall tales to schoolchildren about World War II and how life used to be.
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Descripción Infinity Pub, West Conshocken, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2007. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Fine+. First Printing. photos, is in wonderful condition, Nº de ref. de la librería 32120