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By Mark Winegardner

The seriously acclaimed novel of a compelling love affair and the decline of a as soon as wealthy urban .

The birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Cleveland used to be an monetary powerhouse and America's sixth-largest urban within the past due Forties. by means of 1969, it had dropped to 12th. in the summertime of 1948, fourteen-year-old David Zielinsky can wait for a task on the docks, the one approach to make a dwelling on his part of town. around the river is twelve-year-old Anne O'Connor, daughter of the reigning political boss of Cuyahoga County. during this richly interesting novel, the 2 will meet and fall in love, and for twenty turbulent years, as Cleveland falls from grace, they are going to be fed on by way of a fiery, star-crossed romance. A natural-born storyteller, Mark Winegardner charts the death of this interesting urban, artfully weaving in such real-life Clevelanders as Eliot Ness, Alan Freed, and Carl Stokes. A saga resembling the simplest writing of E. L. Doctorow, Tom Wolfe, and John Dos Passos, Crooked River Burning is masterfully crafted and tremendously entertaining-a nice American novel within the truest sense.

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Kennedy’s star status was underlined by Arthur Schlesinger Jr and Theodore Sorenson in speeches they wrote for him and of direct popular influence was his own best-selling Profiles in Courage, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1957. Kennedy argued the challenges to political courage loomed large and celebrated US politicians he believed extraordinary in meeting them. The captain of a 16 American Culture in the 1960s PT-109, Kennedy had served with valour in Word War II and rescued marines, one of whom – Victor Krulak – he placed in charge of the special forces he called the Green Berets and sent to Vietnam in 1963.

2 Music producer Jerry Wexler, the face of Atlantic Records since 1953 and its foremost promoter in the 1960s, dismisses the idea of the decade itself as a rhetorical impulse: ‘We didn’t know we were at some cosmic threshold . . You never know that. I think that’s all literary, all this business about decades. I think it’s part of the bullshit rhetoric of rock . . you know, the confluence of certain things, the myth period, the golden period . . 4 There is a significant difference between a rhetorical sixties and a historical 1960s but if it is difficult to escape reaccentuating those images legitimated by continual retelling in a set sequence of events, it is important to examine their persistence.

In the weeks after his death, Jackie Kennedy declared: ‘You must think of him as this little boy, sick so much of the time, reading in bed, reading history, reading the Knights of the Round Table, reading Marlborough. For Jack, history was full of heroes. 43 One such boy would seize the folk dream she narrated; Bill Clinton used a clip of himself shaking hands with Kennedy and although he was not the first to align himself with the man and the posthumous myth, he would become the first Baby Boomer ‘sixties’ President, as explored in the Conclusion.

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