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Old Man in a Baseball Cap

Biography & autobiography


by
Fred Rochlin

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 160 pages

File size: 197 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Conceived in a storytelling workshop given by Spalding Gray, Old Man In a Baseball Cap is not your typical story of World War II. Rochlin recounts in gritty detail how he–an ordinary young man–was thrust into outrageous circumstances during an extraordinary time. Whether he’s bumping up against the army’s bigotry because he’s Jewish, aiding in the delivery of a baby by cesarean section, being ordered to obliterate a Hungarian village, or parachuting from his plane in the middle of Yugoslavia and then walking 400 kilometers to safety with an amorous guide, Rochlin captures the Intensely powerful experience of a teenager away from home for the first time. Old Man In a Baseball Cap is an astonishingly fresh, candid look at “the last good war.” At once naive, candid, and wise, Fred Rochlin’s voice is unforgettable.

Conceived in a storytelling workshop given by Spalding Gray, Old Man In a Baseball Cap is not your typical story of World War II. Rochlin recounts in gritty detail how he–an ordinary young man–was thrust into outrageous circumstances during an extraordinary time. Whether he’s bumping up against the army’s bigotry because he’s Jewish, aiding in the delivery of a baby by cesarean section, being ordered to obliterate a Hungarian village, or parachuting from his planeā€¦ (more)

Conceived in a storytelling workshop given by Spalding Gray, Old Man In a Baseball Cap is not your typical story of World War II. Rochlin recounts in gritty detail how he–an ordinary young man–was thrust into outrageous circumstances during an extraordinary time. Whether he’s bumping up against the army’s bigotry because he’s Jewish, aiding in the delivery of a baby by cesarean section, being ordered to obliterate a Hungarian village, or parachuting from his plane in the middle of Yugoslavia and then walking 400 kilometers to safety with an amorous guide, Rochlin captures the Intensely powerful experience of a teenager away from home for the first time. Old Man In a Baseball Cap is an astonishingly fresh, candid look at “the last good war.” At once naive, candid, and wise, Fred Rochlin’s voice is unforgettable.

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