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Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack: A Boyhood Year During World War…

by Charles Osgood

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For this nine-year-old boy living in Baltimore in 1942, "it was the best of times" for him and "it was the worst of times" for the country. With the US entering the war, there is a lot of interest ways to help the war effort. But just being a kid is the height of this tale. ( )
  Ellens_ESO | Jan 24, 2013 |
Amusing recollections of the host of Sunday Morning. ( )
  edwin.gleaves | Aug 8, 2010 |
Underwhelming. Contains a few recollections of actual moments from his life, sometimes even having something to do with the war or Baltimore. But it's mostly a meditation on how great it was to be a kid in 1942 and how the darn kids today suck.

Large margins, large typeface, wide line spacing, only 160 pp. The jacket price is $19.95. Value is maybe a tenth of that. ( )
  drbubbles | Dec 14, 2009 |
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From beloved broadcaster Charles Osgood, a poignant memoir about one unforgettable childhood year during World War II, now in paperback efending 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 author recounts his ninth year in 1942, during which he worked as a newspaper delivery boy, attended Orioles baseball games, and witnessed the impact of World War II on his hometown.

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