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Introduction
ChApter 1 the Formidable Years
“Born on hinsdale Street”
“Brooklyn is Not Like Bufalo”
“A private Striptease”
“In a Captured Audience”
“punishment too Severe”
“Bad, Bad Boy”
“Te Unprinted poems”
“Overcoming a Stigma”
“A Walk with Miss Carolyn”
“expelled”
“Te Secrecy”
“One picture is Worth a Tousand Words”
“Te First and Last punishment”
“A primitive Society”
“Locked Out”
ChApter 2 the turbulent Years
“Uncle Fool”
“Te Candy Store”
“Bad Company”
“Te Antiquated School System”
ChApter 3 the Alternative
“Te Workforce”
“romance on a Folding Cot”
“Babysitting”
“In Desperation”
“I Can’t have Babies”
“Coney Island Date”
ChApter 4 the restless Years
“Goodbye, papa”
“hitchhiking”
“Te Night prowler”
ChApter 5 the Waiting Game
“Te Waiting Game”
“Frances in Lounge heaven”
“Te Clara Street Bunch”
ChApter 6 Lost Years and tears
“Te Unmilitary Bearing”
“Breaking In”
“Maneuvers”
“Te train”
“taking Care of #1”
“Te Blue and the red”
“Te tragedy of private Smitty”
“Te Spider”
“A true American”
“From Out of the Sky two Vultures Fell”
“On the Subject of V.D.”
“expert rifeman”
“Frank”
“A home Away from home”
“Te Fuck Up”
“A Leader of Men”
“pick on Your Own Size”
“Back on Maneuvers”
“A Soldier in Love”
A Letter from Adele’s Box of Memories
“Mr. hot pants”
“Te Gay Guy”
ChApter 7 Approaching the Brink
“troop Ship”
“england”
“exeter”
“his Box of Lures”
“Shooting the Dogs”
“Te Best Kept Secret”
“A rewarding Day in Clayton”
“Scared to Death”
“Sanctuary is a pile of Manure”
“to the rear run”
“Walk or Die”
“One Man’s trench is Another Man’s Grave”
“Maintain Your Sanity”
“Italian Surrender”
“Te Death of hoyt Smith”
“Sergeant Morris”
“A Near Fatal Mistake”
“Te tank”
“A Matter of Semantics”
“Te Indian”
“Against My Orders”
“Te White Blanket”
“Massi, Buried Alive”
“A Legacy”
“protect Your Flank”
“Nature’s Demand”
“Asleep in the Impact Area”
“Te Concoction”
ChApter 9 eye Level to a Frog
“Fatigue”
“Crossing the Viaduct”
“Smells and Sounds”
“Kissing Ass”
“too Late to Surrender”
“Te Answer is Blowing in the Wind”
“Te Mattress”
“Where Did Tey Go?”
“Intuition . . . Go the Other Way”
“Cries from a Burning Farm house”
“Who is Tat Out Tere? It is Me.”
“First Come First Serve . . . Leads to Death”
“Master Sergeant horwitt”
“No Mistaking Tat Voice”
“Now I Lay Me Down to Die”
“Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”
ChApter 10 Be thankful for Small Favors
“Wounded, help Wanted”
“Shell Shock”
“penny peterson”
“You Americans Tink of everything”
“On the road Back”
ChApter 11 Back to Square One
“Back on the Line”
“What You Makin’, Sarge?”
“Te rain Drops”
“Te Body Invaders”
“Te Deer Are On Our Side”
“Changing of the Socks”
“In retrospect”
“Damn the high explosives”
ChApter 12 reprieve
“Wounded Again”
“Te Frog in Bed”
“Drop Me Again and I’ll Kill You”
“healing”
“Back in england”
“hi, Yank”
“patricia Self”
“Te pick Up”
“Anne Lu”
“Dad Wants You home”
“I Saw the Spires of Oxford”
“Going home”
ChApter 13 Go West, Young Man, Go West
“A Sad return”
ChApter 14 the road Back
“Why Did it Last So Long?”
“Was Something Dead in Me?”
“My Last Salute”
“to Shower—every Night”
“Is Tis You?”
ChApter 15 A round peg in a round hole
“Going From Full Trottle to Low Gear”
“eddie’s Invitation”
“A Good Sale”
“Brush with the Law”
“taken for a ride”
“First Grade Firefghter”
“I Met his Kind Before”
“Te Cellar Fire”
“Spooks”
“Te Bothersome Shrapnel”
“My performance at the Met”
“We Are Going to Miss him”
“A Down and Out Army Buddy”
“Te Franconia”
“A Day and Night in the Life of Firefghter”
“Te Fire house Cats”
“Te Gift”
“Barney K. ryan”
“One Beer too Many”
“If You’re Black, Step Back”
“Te Disappearing Desk”
“A Fire in the Fire house”
“Don’t Jump, Walk”
“Te Scars of War”
“Te Badge”
“hands Of”
“turning the Attack Dog”
“Is Tis My New Dog Food?”
“how Much is that Doggie in the Window?”
“habits are hard to Break”
“Seeing a Ghost”
“My Worst Day”
“Tere Goes the Neighborhood”
“Te red Shoes”
“Te Little people”
“My Dream house”
“A Needle in a haystack”
“Around the World”
ChApter 17 Into each Life Some Sunshine Must Fall
“predators and Browsers”
“Fuck the Bra”
“harry”
“heart”
“Where am I?”
“A Day of reckoning”
“Fun on the road”
“pluto”
“Te Insult”
“Te Glories of egypt”
“Te Great pyramids”
“Normandy revisited”
“What Was It?”
“Jessica”
“Box of Memories”
. . . Te last letter in the box
“Chronology”
“Bits and pieces”
“Break Your Mother’s Back Syndrome”
“Self-explanation”
“Over and Out”
“My hand”
Afterword
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Once Around the Block

Once Around the Block

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The memoir as literature is not common, and a rare treat. Once Around The Block is an adventure story, told in a unique voice, by a superb storyteller. The author weaves a narrative from a poignant childhood in Brooklyn, the mysteries of sex, humor and appreciation for every odd situation, including the unimaginable experience of the First Wave D-Day landing and the painful losses of WWII. Staff Sergeant Bernhardt Krein, New York City Firefighter "Barney" Krein, Adventure Traveler Bernie Krein tells compelling, desperate, marvelous tales of surviving and thriving in the world of the recent past.
The memoir as literature is not common, and a rare treat. Once Around The Block is an adventure story, told in a unique voice, by a superb storyteller. The author weaves a narrative from a poignant childhood in Brooklyn, the mysteries of sex, humor and appreciation for every odd situation, including the unimaginable experience of the First Wave D-Day landing and the painful losses of WWII. Staff Sergeant Bernhardt Krein, New York City Firefighter "Barney" Krein, Adventure Traveler Bernie Krein tells compelling, desperate, marvelous tales of surviving and thriving in the world of the recent past.

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