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An Island No More (The Gloucester I Knew) Hardcover – 2006
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I've used Ron's book as a valuable research tool, and although I had read it several times, I had not done so cover to cover. I do not know why, perhaps my research endeavors required that I read it differently than I normally would.
I've now read it several times the way normal people do. And highly recommend this book to those not only interested in my home town but also those who want to learn what life was like in the `good old days'. Being a dozen or so years younger than Ron, I am well acquainted with many of the places and several of the characters he mentioned in the book. I too wish to revisit the Gloucester I knew, but we all know those days are gone. What can we learn from this and other `Memoirs' that will help preserve some of our heritage for future generations?
This wonderful book, however, reveals a void in our collective history of America. I'd like to read similar books written by people raised on farms, or the sons and daughters of factory workers, from the south, from the west coast, and all across America during this period.
Yes, this is a wonderful book, not only because it is about the Gloucester where I was raised, but because it is a story about America during a period of transition. It is well worth your time and effort to read this book by Ron Gilson.