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Wild Hands Toward the Sky

Elliott, Ray

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ISBN 10: 0964142376 / ISBN 13: 9780964142374
Published by Tales Inc, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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two faint smudges on the outside edge of pages. author gift inscribed, signed and dated on dedication page. 2 very small ink lines on outside edge of coverboard, not a remainder mark. no other stamps, no markings. pages are clean, crisp. Binding is tight. DJ has faint curl to top ege and minor shelving rub. Bookseller Inventory # FF06365

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Title: Wild Hands Toward the Sky

Publisher: Tales Inc, Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title


A coming-of-age story of the time during and after World War II, WILD HANDS TOWARD THE SKY introduces young, fatherless John Walter McElligott as he grows up -- lonesome and longing -- in a rural Illinois farm community. He and his mother now live with his aunt and uncle, but he is inescapably drawn to the other men of the area who served in the war and returned -- especially his older cousin, Sam, who was injured during the D-Day invasion and fought on through Europe until the end of the war. Out of their own respect for John Walters father, who was killed on Guadalcanal, these veterans treat the boy with a calculated deference and are compelled to teach him their hard-earned lessons about life, responsibility, duty and honor.

About the Author:

Ray Elliott is an editor, a publisher and an author of numerous works of nonfiction. As a longtime English and journalism educator, he has encouraged and inspired young people to pursue their dreams. In 1999, he left the classroom to pursue his own dreams and began work on the book that had been running through his mind since the days following World War II. Since that time, he's also been a farmer, a Marine, an oil field roughneck, a construction laborer and a truck driver.

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