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Boyhood and Beyond

Author : Bob Schultz
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Bob Schultz, a carpenter by trade, has written a timeless book for boys. Wisdom and common sense are gleaned from short chapters covering topics such as authority, inventiveness, and honesty as well as learning to overcome things like fear, laziness, and temptation. Boyhood and Beyond motivates boys to build their lives on a foundation of strong moral principles. Most importantly, these chapters will encourage boys to become the men God wants them to be as they develop a relationship with Him. This is a life book designed to be read and lived out in a boy's life, thus becoming one of his building blocks to godly character and, ultimately, manhood.


Author : Bary Dowling
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Autobiography, telling of the author's childhood from his birth in 1933, in Ballarat, to his 16th year, when he ran away from Geelong Grammar School. Describes his early schooldays in Ballarat, his excursion with his father, a country vet, and the often tense relationship between the author and his parents. Includes a final chapter describing a therapy session with a psychologist at the age of 59.

Speyside Memories

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This book by Norman Matheson follows on as a companion volume to his highly regarded A Speyside Odyssey (Matador 2019). It is a compilation of eleven autobiographical short stories. These stories begin with the author's childhood wartime experiences of life on a small farm in upper Speyside. The description of the rather harsh existence, with utilities limited to a trickle of cold water, is relieved by pervading humour, brought to life by the author's numerous cartoons, which enliven and enrich the visual attraction of the whole book. Several stories from later life reflect the author's extensive experience of salmon fishing, especially on Spey. The topography of the river, several pools of which are illustrated by attractive watercolour sketches, is brought to life with delight in their inviting characteristics. One specific Spey pool on the Tulchan water that enchanted the author unforgettably is mentioned more than once with emotive memory. Encounters with salmon, that were remarkable in one way or another, form the basis of a few stories that should entrance fishermen of a sensitive disposition. Memorable men, who once enlivened the riverside life of Speyside with their flights of imagination and inspired humour, are brought to life in two illustrated stories. Their memories now promise to be enshrined in print. Elsewhere, the author's love of the Isle of Skye, with which he has familial connections, is fondly expressed. His grandfather's unusual lifestyle, including his funeral, which included a remarkable night-time journey by horse and sledge, in star-lit darkness, along a tree-lined, snow-bound road, is etched in the author's memory.Finally, there is a story about the acquisition of a freshwater pearl that, in the author's romantic mind, became priceless. The envisaged future homecoming of the pearl, mounted in a gold ring, promises to be enchanting.

Swampy Tall Tales and True From Boyhood and Beyond

Author : Bill Marsh
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Charming, funny autobiographical stories from one of Australia's best-loved authors of Australiana. For me, Beckom was one vast playground. From the plover-infested homestead to its dam crawling with yabbies; along the meandering mysteries of the Mirrool Creek; up to the forgotten pine forest; over to the dusty silos of harvest; this was my backyard. I could leave home at sunrise and return ragged at sunset, my heart overflowing with a day of games and adventures. What more does a kid need? In this collection of stories, Bill 'Swampy' Marsh takes us from his childhood in a small outback town in the 1950s and coming of age at an all-boys bush boarding school, to his journey as an adult, when he revisits and reflects on youth by travelling in his father's footsteps through rural Australia. Loveable and eccentric characters are brought to life with humour and affection as we are led through mateship and manhood, cricket and footy, young love and heartbreak, battlers and larrikins, courage and loyalty. these are tales of everyday life in rural Australia. the simple things. the important things ...

Frontiers of Boyhood

Author : Martin Woodside
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When Horace Greeley published his famous imperative, “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country,” the frontier was already synonymous with a distinctive type of idealized American masculinity. But Greeley’s exhortation also captured popular sentiment surrounding changing ideas of American boyhood; for many educators, politicians, and parents, raising boys right seemed a pivotal step in securing the growing nation’s future. This book revisits these narratives of American boyhood and frontier mythology to show how they worked against and through one another—and how this interaction shaped ideas about national character, identity, and progress. The intersection of ideas about boyhood and the frontier, while complex and multifaceted, was dominated by one arresting notion: in the space of the West, boys would grow into men and the fledgling nation would expand to fulfill its promise. Frontiers of Boyhood explores this myth and its implications and ramifications through western history, childhood studies, and a rich cultural archive. Detailing surprising intersections between American frontier mythology and historical notions of child development, the book offers a new perspective on William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s influence on children and childhood; on the phenomenon of “American Boy Books”; the agency of child performers, differentiated by race and gender, in Wild West exhibitions; and the cultural work of boys’ play, as witnessed in scouting organizations and the deployment of mass-produced toys. These mutually reinforcing and complicating strands, traced through a wide range of cultural modes, from social and scientific theorizing to mass entertainment, lead to a new understanding of how changing American ideas about boyhood and the western frontier have worked together to produce compelling stories about the nation’s past and its imagined future.

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Author : Jacob Abbott
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Tolstoi s Boyhood

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
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The Boyhood of Great Men

Author : John George Edgar
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The Life and Campaigns of Lieut Gen U S Grant from His Boyhood to the Surrender of Lee

Author : Phineas Camp Headley
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A New England Boyhood

Author : Edward Everett Hale
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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian

Author : Wallace Stegner
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The Quarterly Review

Author : William Gifford
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A Saratoga Boyhood

Author : Robert Sloane Wickham
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Peter Simple and the Three Cutters

Author : Frederick Marryat
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A Red Boyhood

Author : Anatole Konstantin
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Many children growing up in the Soviet Union before World War II knew the meaning of deprivation and dread. But for the son of an “enemy of the people,” those apprehensions were especially compounded. When the secret police came for his father in 1938, ten-year-old Anatole Konstantin saw his family plunged into a morass of fear. His memoir of growing up in Stalinist Russia re-creates in vivid detail the daily trials of people trapped in this regime before and during the repressive years of World War II—and the equally horrific struggles of refugees after that conflict. Evicted from their home, their property confiscated, and eventually forced to leave their town, Anatole’s family experienced the fate of millions of Soviet citizens whose loved ones fell victim to Stalin’s purges. His mother, Raya, resorted to digging peat, stacking bricks, and even bootlegging to support herself and her two children. How she managed to hold her family together in a rapidly deteriorating society—and how young Anatole survived the horrors of marginalization and war—form a story more compelling than any novel. Looking back on those years from adulthood, Konstantin reflects on both his formal education under harsh conditions and his growing awareness of the contradictions between propaganda and reality. He tells of life in the small Ukrainian town of Khmelnik just before World War II and of how some of its citizens collaborated with the German occupation, lending new insight into the fate of Ukrainian Jews and Nazi corruption of local officials. And in recounting his experiences as a refugee, he offers a new look at everyday life in early postwar Poland and Germany, as well as one of the few firsthand accounts of life in postwar Displaced Persons camps. A Red Boyhood takes readers inside Stalinist Russia to experience the grim realities of repression—both under a Soviet regime and German occupation. A moving story of desperate people in desperate times, it brings to life the harsh realities of the twentieth century for young and old readers alike.

A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling

Author : Eric E. Rofes
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A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling offers a startling and original critique of unexamined assumptions and liberal notions about sexuality and education in the United States. Tackling issues ranging from anti-gay harassment in school to children's literature on gay themes, gender performances of teachers to HIV education, graduate school programs in education to gay men's sexual cultures, Eric Rofes presents a compelling argument for the creation of a second generation of activism focused on queers, schools, and education.

Boyhood and Other Days in Georgia

Author : George Wesley Yarbrough
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Boyhood Growing Up Male

Author : Franklin Abbott
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Although the general patterns of growing up male are similar in all cultures, there are subtle and enlightening differences. This collection includes accounts by Thomas Moore, Robert Bly, Arthur Levine, Jerrold Ladd, John Silva, Fred Wei-han Ho, Obi Zikora, and others representing a variety of heritages.

Lifelong Boyhood

Author : Loye Miller
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Eskimo Boyhood

Author : Nathan Kakianak
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Story of an Eskimo growing up on St. Lawrence Island during 1930's and 1940's and an analysis of the major trends in socio-cultural change in a small and isolated corner of the world.