by E.M.Nolbay [ABOUT THE
Non-fiction, adventure, 340 pages
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"AMERICA GONNIF" is a biography in parts and a history
lesson of sorts, of the years between and through the two World Wars. In the
stories found here, the author romances you through the roaring twenties,
vividly relives the depression filled thirties, and depicts epic events as the
country fights and works its way through World War II. The history is
not intended as a doctoral or academic literary achievement, but told in easy
to read, everyday language: How a certain family, caught up in the
maelstrom of the great depression, fought and survived. The tales tell of
toil, tragedy and triumph. Their message is of hope, faith and love of
America. Though the stories have a Jewish flavor, their appeal is universal.
For older readers, its essence is a
nostalgic view of the early twentieth century as perceived by an immigrant boy
growing up in New York City, sometimes catching the proverbial brass rings
along the way -- and sometimes barely missing them; of falling in love; of
returning home after the great war, and of seeking a new frontier. For
younger readers, as well, it should prove an inspiring and educational
A recent reviewer has critiqued
it as ". . . charming and touching" -- "romantic and flowery" -- "
. . . shows a good deal of warmth, understanding and the human touch" -- " . .
. great potential appeal" -- " . . . there is strong character development and
quirky charm shown here". . . and a labor of love.
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author has enjoyed many varied and successful careers:
In his youth, he was an accomplished
athlete, which served him well in the Navy during World War ll and still does
today. As a young man, he followed his father's footsteps -- a master
carpenter, then passed the California Contractors exam and became a builder
and a developer . . . and, at the age of fifty-one, passed the California
State Bar exam without ever having a formal college
After practicing Law for ten years
in the Los Angeles area, in 1982, he retired to the beach community of
Mandalay Shores (formerly Oxnard Shores, located half-way between Malibu and
Santa Barbara) and picked up yet another calling as a financial advisor (he
helps conduct a financial class for seniors and manages the portfolios for
family members -- and his own).
He is presently the editor and publisher of
his Community Association newsletter (circulation 1400) and is a volunteer
Emeritus Attorney for the Pro- Bono program of the Ventura County Bar Assn.
Several acquaintances have called him a "renaissance man" and although he
maintains that writing this book is his "last hurrah," at the ripe young age
of eighty -- who knows?
He insists his
greatest achievement was finding the right girl, to whom he has been married
for fifty-seven years, and still going strong. Photo taken July,