Coverart for item
The Resource Rust Belt boy : stories of an American childhood, Paul Hertneky

Rust Belt boy : stories of an American childhood, Paul Hertneky

Label
Rust Belt boy : stories of an American childhood
Title
Rust Belt boy
Title remainder
stories of an American childhood
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hertneky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"These stories are specific to one legendary riverfront plateau and one boy's journey, but are emblematic of immigrant life and blue-collar aspirations during the heyday of American industry and its crash, foreshadowing one of the largest internal migrations in U.S. history. Approximately six million baby boomers, like the narrator, fled the Rust Belt. Another six million remained and stories of their youth, struggles, and aspirations echo throughout this book. Pittsburgh alone attracts die-hard affinitywith its scattered natives."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hertneky, Paul
Dewey number
  • 974.8/86043092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hertneky, Paul
  • Ambridge (Pa.)
  • Iron and steel workers
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Students
  • Baby boom generation
  • Baby boom generation
  • Working class
Label
Rust Belt boy : stories of an American childhood, Paul Hertneky
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
A turning tide -- Horns in the hollow -- Rust and restlessness -- Milk and honey -- Where stories went to die -- The front pew -- Sanctuary -- The nation's first economy -- The prurient power of pierogi -- Life as they found it -- Rough and ready, tough and tender -- Moms who put out -- A flame that water fed -- Popularity, politics, and patronage -- Humility and its opposite -- Sure but not at all certain -- Curiosity as curse -- Light and nature -- More snoop than solicitor -- Of heroes and helpers -- Untethered -- Dodging a bullet -- Itching all over -- Like Ambridge with a "c" -- Rust: the patina of possibility -- Rescue amid the ruins
Control code
BK0017867752
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780872332225
Lccn
2015049926
Label
Rust Belt boy : stories of an American childhood, Paul Hertneky
Publication
Contents
A turning tide -- Horns in the hollow -- Rust and restlessness -- Milk and honey -- Where stories went to die -- The front pew -- Sanctuary -- The nation's first economy -- The prurient power of pierogi -- Life as they found it -- Rough and ready, tough and tender -- Moms who put out -- A flame that water fed -- Popularity, politics, and patronage -- Humility and its opposite -- Sure but not at all certain -- Curiosity as curse -- Light and nature -- More snoop than solicitor -- Of heroes and helpers -- Untethered -- Dodging a bullet -- Itching all over -- Like Ambridge with a "c" -- Rust: the patina of possibility -- Rescue amid the ruins
Control code
BK0017867752
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780872332225
Lccn
2015049926

Library Locations

    • Central BranchBorrow it
      10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 48236, US
      42.393738 -82.905326
    • Ewald BranchBorrow it
      15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI, 48230, US
      42.377005 -82.937270
Processing Feedback ...