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Mitch Coleman is a freelance writer based in Yellow Springs, Ohio and is the author of Snoutann the Snooty Dog, a children's book for middle grade readers. He has written two historical documentaries: THE PREHISTORIC OHIOANS for educational markets and HOMETOWN SATURDAY NIGHT for PBS audiences, along with numerous articles published in The Dayton Daily News and other periodicals. Originally from Dayton, Mitch is a lifelong student of the Wright brothers.
on Nov. 10, 2013 :
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Filled with interesting historical facts woven into a great story. The fact that I'm from Dayton was an added bonus as I was familiar with the places and culture of Dayton in the 60's. Characters were fascinating... especially Sam as he explored his Judaism through life and antisemitism at it's worse. Covers a broad range of characters and cultures as they existed in that era. Entertaining plot. I highly recommend it!
(reviewed long after purchase)
on June 09, 2013 :
Wow, what a ride! It was nice to get multiple history lessons about the 20th century, mainly the'60s (Wright Bros.; integration of baseball; WWII history/philosophy) while being thoroughly entertained. It was interesting how the minds of teenagers were explored, but on an adult level. Having lived through the '60s in Dayton, Ohio, I appreciated how vividly Mr. Coleman recreated the places I knew so well; made it seem real for me. It inspired a visit to the National Park Service museum and one of the Wright's old bicycle shops in west Dayton on a recent visit I made to the area.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)