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Looking for the Lights & the Music: An American Family's Odyssey During the Great Depression and World War II (1st ed., signed)

Rains, Joanne

ISBN 10: 0964372746 / ISBN 13: 9780964372740
Published by Over the Transom Publishing Co., 2002
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Clean text, pages tightly bound. Boards and jacket have minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # 118594

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Title: Looking for the Lights & the Music: An ...

Publisher: Over the Transom Publishing Co.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed and Inscribed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Looking for the Lights & the Music is the compelling true story of the adventures and mishaps of an American family struggling with the challenges and deprivations of the Great Depression, the upheavals of World War II, and the sadness of one family member's mental illness. With affection and humor, the author recounts the trials and exhilarating moments she and her brother, Volney Pohlman, experienced during their growing-up years.

Among the colorful characters in this book is the author's uncle, Volney Phifer, a wild animal trapper and trainer who trained Leo, the MGM lion, and took him on world tour. Leo is just one of many animals featured in the book, including a baby lion named Trader Horn, a gentle zebra, a baby chimpanzee, and the monkey who terrorized a St. Louis neighborhood.

About the Author:

Joanne Rains graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. While in Columbia she met her husband, Ewell Rains, who was a student of engineering. The couple moved to St. Louis, where she took evening classes at Washington University. After a transfer to Cincinnati, Ohio, and the birth of three children, Ms. Rains continued her education with graduate work at the University of Cincinnati. She taught for many years at the CAS College of the University of Cincinnati, where she achieved the rank of Associate Professor of Psychology. She retired from the University as Professor Emerita.

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