Edgar Allen Imhoff renders a series of touching, colorful vignettes about growing up in southern Illinois during the Great Depression. He writes poignantly of his family and their struggles (including his father s exhausting but successful effort at self-education) as he revisits his early childhood years in the country and his eventual move to the town of Murphysboro, where he encountered school bullies, outstanding teachers, first love, World War II, and adolescence. Imhoff contrasts these memories of his youth with ...

Always of Home: A Southern Illinois Childhood 1993, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809318544

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Always of Home: A Southern Illinois Childhood 1993, Southern Illinois University Press

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