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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (69 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Osgood Narrator: Charles Osgood Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The year is 1942. Charles Osgood is a nine-year-old living in Baltimore. His idols are Franklin Roosevelt and Babe Ruth, a hometown hero. Charlie spends his days delivering newspapers on his daily route, riding the trolley to the local amusement park, going to Orioles’ baseball games, and playing with his younger sister, Mary Ann.

With great attention to detail, Osgood captures the texture of life in a very different era, before anyone had heard of penicillin or the atomic bomb. In his neighborhood of Liberty Heights, gas lights glowed on every corner, milkmen delivered bottles of milk, and a loaf of bread cost nine cents. Although Osgood had many interests as a child, what captivated him more than anything else was the radio. He would listen huddled under the covers, after his parents had turned off the lights, to Spiderman, Superman, The Lone Ranger, The Shadow—and of course baseball.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christy | 10/13/2013

    " This is a delightful little book! This book gives us a nostalgic look at the WWII era through the eyes of a child. I laughed out loud at some of his childhood antics. I would recomend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea | 10/3/2013

    " A really cute short little book about author at the age of nine in 1942. It is a sweet and funny book full of memories of childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon Zink | 10/3/2013

    " This is a short memoir of the author's tenth and eleventh year. It was amusing and well written but not too significant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steven | 9/13/2013

    " This an autobiography of one year (1942) out of Charles Osgood's life. Not as informative as the Alan Alda bio I read early this summer but a more fun. A nice fun quick read but an acquired taste. "

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