From beloved broadcaster Charles Osgood, a poignant memoir about one unforgettable childhood year during World War II, now in paperback.
Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack is a gloriously funny and nostalgic slice of American life and a moving look at World War II from the perspective of a child far away from the fighting, but very conscious of the reverberations. With a sharp eye for details, Osgood captures the texture of life in a bygone era.
“A smart, sweet, and funny book . . . a terrific tale.” –Dave Barry
“With humor and perspective . . . Osgood demonstrates how life went on with a touch of innocence amidst our loss of it and world war.” –Bob Dole
“Heart, memory, and laughter. All here.” –Diane Sawyer
“Charles Osgood is a national treasure. He is one of the best writers in America today, any form or medium. Fresh, pithy, funny, and relevant. Read him and laugh — and think.” –Dan Rather
“One of the greatest talents in broadcasting today…His pieces on CBS radio and television are delightfully sage, compassionate, and witty.” –Jim Lehrer
“As a nine year-old patriot on the home front, I helped to collect scrap rubber, scrap metal, tinfoil, old newspapers, and even cans of fat for the war effort. Some of the tinfoil came from my father’s packs of cigarettes, some of it came from my packs of
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