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Flaming Harry Sweeney
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0985007907, Paperback)Flaming Harry Sweeney chronicles the capers and misadventures of hard drinking, cigar smoking, womanizing pyromaniac and Cubs fan Harry Sweeney, as seen through the watchful eyes of the story's young heroine, Kitty Kagan. Kitty and her father figure, Max Schluter, stumble upon Harry at a desperate time in their lives and by necessity latch onto his flamboyant coattails-even as Harry himself, despite Kitty's and Max's best guiding efforts, seems ready to crash at every turn. The story's events especially focus on Flaming Harry's post-World War II whacky brainchild, the Ladies Professional Bowling League, with an unexpected detour into the mysteries of why the Chicago Cubs are lovable losers. Famous and infamous figures crowd this comedic farce, giving it an over-the-top, carnival atmosphere with lessons learned along the way. Flaming Harry Sweeney spans the fascinating Big Band era, fledgling television, growing popularity of bowling, emerging women's rights, the world of sideshows, sainthood, and includes a knuckle-rapping nun, reformed Nazi on the run, communist screen writer, carnival worker seeking respectability, a concert pianist, professional wrestler, criminally insane genius brothers, and a chewing gum mogul-to name but a few characters disgracing these pages!
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