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Delano: Stories from the Neighborhood
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Rowfant Press
Publication date November 2001
Pages 160
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9781929731053
ISBN-10 1929731051
Dimensions 0.60 by 9 by 6 in.
Weight 0.69 lbs.
Original list price $12.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Pat O'Connor’s newest look at Wichita’s history, this is a collection of stories about a boy, Danny, who lived in this west side neighborhood in the 1950s. The earlier history of Delano is touched upon, supported by period photographs and factual research. And the flavor of the 1950s, when so much began that is pertinent today—credit cards, consumer wealth, disaffected segments of society, and modern informal living—is captured in the adventures of one boy.

This is a book that will allow the past to live again for those who were there. It is a book that will describe the times in current terms for those who want to trace the track of progress. And it is a book for those who like a good story, aided by contemporary photographs depicting the grace and feel of modest Kansas streets.

There are pleasant lessons, humorous events that can only happen to the young in the safe streets of a midwestern city. A current of misfortune also can be seen, linked to the postwar boom, the delayed expectations of those who fought overseas, and the lives they sought to have upon their return. DELANO can be thought of as a souvenir of decade, and a reminder of the current needs of community in the twenty-first century.

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