Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer
Fine/Fine unread copy. Protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001103
About this title:
Petroski grew up in the Cambria Heights section of New York City?s borough of Queens during the 1950s, in the midst of a close and loving family. Educated at local Catholic schools, he worked as a delivery boy for the Long Island Press. The job taught him lessons about diligence, labor, commitment, and community-mindedness, lessons that this successful student could not learn at school. From his vantage point as a professor, engineer, and writer, Petroski reflects fondly on these lessons, and on his near-idyllic boyhood.
Paperboy is also the story of the intellectual maturation of an engineer. Petroski?s curiosity about how things work?from bicycles to Press-books to newspaper delivery routes?was evident even in his youth. He writes with clear-eyed passion about the physical surroundings of his world, the same attitude he has brought to examining the quotidian objects of our world.
Paperboy is a delightful memoir, telling the dual story of an admirable family in a more innocent, bygone America, and the making of an engineer and writer. This is a book to cherish and reread.
Title: Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
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