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A boy no more
Davis, Paxton, 1925-
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Winston Salem, N.C. : J.F. Blair, [1992]

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252 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
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PN4874.D374 A3 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Completes author/journalist Paxton's autobiographical trilogy begun in Being a boy and continued in A boy's war. Covers the years after his service in WW II until his father's death in 1950. Published by John F. Blair, Publisher, 1406 Plaza Dr., Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103-1407. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Ending his richly evocative trio of memoirs (after Being a Boy and A Boy's War ), Davis returns to 1946, when he was 21. Back home in Winston-Salem after four years in the Army, he decided to study at Johns Hopkins, where empathetic teachers and friends led him to discover his vocation: writing. Hired by the Winston-Salem Gazette, Davis exulted in the company of skylarking yet hardworking reporters and editors as he learned his craft. Readers of this disarming, stylish story will treasure the newspaperman's early experiences--the cornerstone of his career as a professor of journalism, author of 10 books and editorial columnist for the Roanoke (Va.) Times & World News. Even more enjoyable are Davis's remembrances of his lasting friendships with, among others, Tom Wicker of the New York Times and the late Arnold Ehrlich, editor of Publishers Weekly. Photos not seen by PW. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

From the innocence of Being a Boy ( LJ 8/88) to his young adult years in A Boy's War ( LJ 10/15/90) and finally through war, college, and his first job, Davis records his often bittersweet remembrances of growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In the final installment of his autobiographical trilogy, Davis comes home from the Pacific to an America beholden to its heroes. He recounts his college days at Johns Hopkins as a veteran and his later experience as a young reporter on the Winston-Salem Journal . While at Johns Hopkins, he was especially marked by well-known educators--the cream of the nation's professional ranks--who shaped more than his character. At the Journal , Davis learned his trade from the ground up, later becoming a college professor to share what he had learned. A fitting conclusion to a common life uncommonly told, A Boy No More is recommended for academic and larger libraries and those with a regional interest.-- Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.