Over My Shoulder 3: A Collection of "Over My Shoulder" and "Passed Times" Columns published in The Post-Star from 1994-2003; Volume 3: 200 (Paperback)

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Over My Shoulder 3 by Joseph Cutshall-King is the third and last collection of his "Over My Shoulder" columns on regional history in the Upper Hudson/Lake Champlain Region. These columns were originally published between 2001 and 2003 in The Post-Star, the daily newspaper of Glens Falls, NY.Over My Shoulder 3 is over 190 pages with 99 columns of timeless, accurate history, written with the ideal that history should be factual and enjoyable. There is humor in many, sometimes shocking truths, sometimes a bit of acid commentary. But there is always history written to involve you-not bore you to tears.Author and historian Joe Cutshall-King has been writing popular and academic history since 1975. He wrote is first weekly column on regional history for The Post-Star from 1975 to 1985, as Director of the Chapman Historical Museum. He returned to write again from 1994 to 2003. He has published seven books on this region's heritage, and for a decade broadcast a weekly program of history and commentary. These 99 "Over My Shoulder" columns cover one of our nation's most historic areas, the Upper Hudson/Champlain Valley region. This spans from Saratoga Springs on the south, to Ticonderoga on the north; east into Vermont; and west into the Adirondacks.These columns are relevant to everyone. "Speaking up about the painful past" relates how the great Frederick Douglass spoke to people here about slavery and on racial injustice, which still scar our nation to this day.The column "All things are possible" reminds us of our debt to our veterans like Bruce Adams. In February 1945 in northern Italy, his 10th Mountain Division ski patrol was attacked. Bruce was left for dead, but found alive the next day. Almost totally paralyzed, Bruce fought his way back to life and to his family in Glens Falls. His story epitomizes "The Greatest Generation."About a third of the columns in Over My Shoulder 3 are comprised of Cutshall-King's personal reminiscences. There are warm and deeply loving recollections of Joe's childhood, growing up in several communities in The Post-Star's coverage area--Saratoga Springs, Fort Edward, and Ticonderoga. Some columns are definite offbeat and hilarious, such as "Young bill collector gets the last word." In this column the author relates his boyhood experience as a bill collector for his family's pharmacy. Hell hath no fury like a customer evading a bill collector Because of his columns' wide distribution in The Post-Star, having Joe had the good fortune of meeting hundreds of people in person and online. So, in Over My Shoulder 3 the reader will find so many personal stories and references to people throughout Warren, Washington, Saratoga, and Essex Counties in New York, as well as in Western Vermont. Because of that, the book has a very extensive18-page index. You might find a friend's name-and you might find your own And speaking of family, the book's editor is the author's daughter, Julia C. Cutshall-King, and the cover design is by the author's brother, Michael George King of Black Swan Image Works, Frederick, MD. Get your copy of Over My Shoulder, Volume 3 and discover why so many people asked to have the original columns reprinted. Here's your opportunity to join the adventure Over My Shoulder 3; A Collection of "Over My Shoulder" and "Passed Times" Columns published in The Post-Star from 1994-2003; Volume 3: 2001-2003: 190 pages, with table of contents, complete index, and endnotes.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798568073475
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: November 30th, 2020
Pages: 198
Language: English

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