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by Charles Osgood

  • ISBN: 1401300235
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Charles Osgood
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hyperion; 1st edition (May 12, 2004)
  • Pages: 139 pages
  • FB2 size: 1490 kb
  • EPUB size: 1624 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Charles Osgood goes back a few years before me, but I can still relate to his experiences of growing up in the 1940's. It is an easy read of his memories growing up in Baltimore. Although he did live through World War II, the problems that children confronted in his childhood were of a more innocent nature than what children must deal with today. Lots of history and interest.

In the case of Charles Osgood’s Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack, however, the historical context is not the . This book is about Charles Osgood's memories of being a 9 year old boy during the World War II years.

In the case of Charles Osgood’s Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack, however, the historical context is not the War of 1812 but rather the Second World War, and Osgood is defending Baltimore from the homefront of his childhood imagination, recalling his boyhood certainty that Hitler would of course make his first target [the northw Defending Baltimore is a phrase that one might. He was a happy, quirky young man who had a close relationship with his family.

book by Charles Osgood. From beloved broadcaster Charles Osgood, a poignant memoir about one unforgettable childhood year during World War II, now in paperback Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack is a gloriously funny and nostalgic slice of American life and a moving look at World War II from the perspective of a child far away from the fighting, but very conscious of the reverberations.

The year is 1942, and while America is reeling from the first blows of WWII, Osgood is just a nine-year-old boy .

The year is 1942, and while America is reeling from the first blows of WWII, Osgood is just a nine-year-old boy living in Baltimore. As the war rages somewhere far beyond the boundaries of his hometown, he spends his days delivering newspapers, riding the trolley to the local amusement park, going to Orioles' baseball games, and goofing around with his younger sister. With a sharp eye for details, Osgood captures the texture of life in a very different era, a time before the polio vaccine and the atomic bomb. In his neighborhood of Liberty Heights, gaslights still glowed on every corner,.

Book Descriptionhe year is 1942, and while America is reeling from the first blows of WWII, Osgood is just a nine-year-old boy living in Baltimore.

Journalist Osgood recalls his days as a nine-year-old in Baltimore in 1942, his love for baseball, radio programs, and his neighborhood. He captures the flavor of life in the United States during World War II, before anyone had heard of penicillin or the atomic bomb, when gas lights glowed on every corner, milkmen delivered milk in bottles, and bread cost nine cents a loaf.

Charles Osgood is a nine-year-old living in Baltimore. His idols are Franklin Roosevelt and Babe Ruth, a hometown hero. 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. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

From beloved broadcaster Charles Osgood, a poignant memoir about one unforgettable childhood year during World War II. Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack is a gloriously funny and nostalgic slice of American life and a moving look at World War II from the perspective of a child far away from the fighting, but very conscious of the reverberations. With a sharp eye for details, Osgood captures the texture of life in a bygone era.

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The year is 1942, and while America is reeling from the first blows of WWII, Osgood is just a nine-year-old boy living in Baltimore. As the war rages somewhere far beyond the boundaries of his hometown, he spends his days delivering newspapers, riding the trolley to the local amusement park, going to Orioles' baseball games, and goofing around with his younger sister. With a sharp eye for details, Osgood captures the texture of life in a very different era, a time before the polio vaccine and the atomic bomb. In his neighborhood of Liberty Heights, gaslights still glowed on every corner, milkmen delivered bottles of milk, and a loaf of bread cost nine cents. Osgood reminisces about his first fist-fight with a kid from the neighborhood, his childhood crush on a girl named Sue, and his relationship with his father, a traveling salesman. He also talks about his early love for radio and how he used to huddle under the covers after his parents had turned off the lights, listening to Superman, The Lone Ranger, The Shadow, and, of course, to baseball games. Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack is a gloriously funny and nostalgic slice of American life and a moving look at World War II from the perspective of a child far away from the fighting, but very conscious of the reverberations.
Reviews about Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack: A Boyhood Year During World War II (7):
Vareyma
Book was in large print which I didn't expect. I like the writing of Charles as he is a great story teller and a great communicator. Book was listed as very good condition and there were penvil markings throughout and the cover was dirty as well. I was able to clean it up fairly well. I.got it for my college professor who I still keep in touch with from back in the 70's!! He was a communications professor and a really good one too!
Brariel
Charles Osgood goes back a few years before me, but I can still relate to his experiences of growing up in the 1940's. Although he did live through World War II, the problems that children confronted in his childhood were of a more innocent nature than what children must deal with today. Osgood enjoyed subjects like literature, poetry, and geography in school, and enjoyed playing games with friends involving initials of movie stars or geographical locations. Following the then minor Baltimore Orioles was another passion of his youth as was listening to programs on the radio where the size of the picture was limited only by your imagination. Sadly, geography, a favorite subject of Osgood's elementary school career is in sad decline in today's school systems. If you are of this era you will love this 139 page effort. If not, let Osgood take you back to decades past to a simpler time in America and the innocence of childhood. Let him take you back to a time when children had time to be a child.
Zulkigis
I didn't know Charles Osgood was growing up in Baltimore at the same time I did. His book, so well written, describes many of the same experiences I had at the time. We had our "black out curtains" and closed them when there was an air raid drill as did Osgood and his family. This book tells it like it was Victory Gardens, ration stamps and all. A delight to read.
Zymbl
I envy Charles Osgood. He saw and experienced a Baltimore I never did. The stork didn't drop me off in B'more until 1955. I had such a good time in seeing things I remembered from a different perspective. If it's possible, I loved my city just a bit more after reading this. Thanks for the memories and insights.
Yozshubei
Book is great fun. Copy received was good and on time. While written for adults, young people can enjoy this fun little book.
Siralune
This delightful read, one year in the life of a 9-year old boy, may be the most enjoyable book I've read in years. And I read a lot of stuff. The year was 1942 and Charles Osgood describes it magnificently as lived by most of us the same age. I laughed with tears in my eyes on almost very page. This book should be enjoyed by the children and grandchildern of those of us that were children during that incredible year, 1942. Memory lane was never better documented. Enjoy.
Funky
Very much enjoyed Charles Osgood's book titled "Defending Baltimore against Enemy Attack...". It is an easy read of his memories growing up in Baltimore. Lots of history and interest. I too, am writing a book of my childhood, that also was founded in Baltimore.
Received this item and found it to be boring, not a good story teller sorry, NO excitement, sorry Can NOT recommend ...

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