Ma's Cow: Growing up in the Canadian Countryside during the Cold War by Patrick FlanaganMa's Cow: Growing up in the Canadian Countryside during the Cold War by Patrick Flanagan

Ma's Cow: Growing up in the Canadian Countryside during the Cold War

byPatrick Flanagan

Paperback | May 11, 2006

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Do you remember the first TV you ever saw, the Space Race, sonic booms, JFK, men on the Moon, the Cuban Missile Crissis, Friendship 7 as well as numerous evnts and inventions from the 1950's and 60's? Well, if you answered yes to any of the above, you're going to love reading Ma's Cow. The book is a treasure trove of memories of that happy innocent time known to some as the Cold War and to others as a period of Camelot between World War II and the Oil Crisis of the 1970's. Whatever name you remember the era as you doubtless have happy memories of a time long gone, but seemingly so recent in our memories. Ma's Cow has something for everyone.
Title:Ma's Cow: Growing up in the Canadian Countryside during the Cold WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.34 inPublished:May 11, 2006Publisher:AuthorhouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:142593028X

ISBN - 13:9781425930288

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I love this book it was like I was there with him can't wait to read another
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nostalgic Tales written in the first person of the young Patrick bring to mind Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn; seeking adventure and sometimes winding up in trouble. He writes about trout fishing in a brook, trying cigarettes behind the barn, learning to ride a bike, and being chased by a bull; just some of the rights of passage of the time. The tales are very real, and not always light. In every life there is a little tragedy, and Patrick’s is no exception, as a writer he handles his tragic tales with tact, but not with kid gloves. In “An October Misadventure”, we read how the youthful Paddy nearly lost his leg and life by allowing his curiosity to get the better of him. Patrick has woven a wonderful quilt of stories in which he has lovingly placed pieces of his memories; he vividly colours each story with descriptive writing; colours, sights, and sounds, smells and emotions. The result is a book of cozy short stories that leaves you with a feeling of connection to a bygone time.
Date published: 2006-11-14