Mine To Keep - Stories From Life is a wonderful excursion across the twentieth century written by an interesting man - the man next-door. Edward J. Denari has a storehouse of exciting, powerful and poignant experiences that he paints so well in his engrossing writing. From his earliest days as a child and youth during the depression, the tumultuous and rapidly changing world of the 1930's and his bone chilling air combat experiences in World War II as a B-24 Bombardier, he carries the reader on a truly eventful journey. The tale of his first seeing of a disappeared American entertainment form - the burlesque show, with wholesome stripteasers( and the aftermath at home) is a special recollection.His unique perspective of the cultural shocks that accompanied his journey in Arkansas as a university student coming from the New YorK City area in 1940, describes the arcane provincialism that no longer exists in our country. He writes about an enduring and heartwarming love story. He tells of his initial working days as a young post-war GI bill graduate engineer in the roaring steel mills and the many colorful characters he encountered there. Then he goes on to relate the captvating escapades during his career in the Aerospacs industry. In the midcentury Edward J. Denari discovered the world of fine art, becoming in stages a collector,trader and finally a dealer. His vignettes in this world are fascinating.
All along the bridge of stories that form the life of this interesting man are lessons of living. The book's fifteen chapters are chock full of guideposts to a happy life illustrated by the events and people the author encountered on his trip through life.
Edward J. Denari retired Aerospace executive, LT. Col. USAF(ret),businesman/investor, art collector/dealer, author, poet, husband, father, grandfather has crafted a factual panorama of his times that is both evocative and uplifting.
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Book Description Denmar Pr, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111930566360
Book Description Denmar Pr, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1930566360