Just Call Me Moose! Growing Up Italian in America

by Karl R. Bossi | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0975981110 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Cavetime of Venice, Florida USA on 12/18/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Cavetime from Venice, Florida USA on Sunday, December 18, 2005
From the prattle on the cobblestone streets of Dorchester, a working class neighborhood of Boston, to the harrowing jungles of Vietnam, an era comes alive in the newly published memoir “Just Call Me Moose! Growing Up Italian in America”.

This gritty memoir chronicles the vibrant life of Karl Bossi growing up Italian in a predominantly Irish and blue-collar neighborhood of Boston. Upon graduation from Northeastern University Bossi left home for a career in the U.S. Air Force and lived in Japan, Vietnam, Spain and Turkey around bombs, bullets and booby traps. In 1968, Bossi volunteered to go to Vietnam to lead an EOD (bomb disposal) team.

The 256-page book with 17 vintage photos not only provides a visceral look at an important time in history, the book also explores author Karl Bossi’s lifelong confrontation with his father’s suicide which occurred just days before his senior prom. In deference to this, a portion of the book revenues will be given to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org) in New York City.

Book Review:
Ron Della Chiesa, an icon of WGBH Boston public radio, noted that “Just Call Me Moose! Growing Up Italian in America” is a powerful and poignant journey that takes the reader from the streets of Boston in the ’fifties to the jungles of Vietnam.” He added, “This is a nostalgic tale, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad. I can relate to his search for the cause of his father’s untimely and tragic death. …fascinating and thought provoking. …I laughed and cried, and you will too!”

Journal Entry 2 by Cavetime at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, December 18, 2005
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Available in case bound (ISBN: 0975981102)and paperback (0975981110)at Book Clearing House in Harrison, NY (www.bookch.com)and Amazon.com. Registered with Baker & Taylor for wider distribution soon.

Journal Entry 3 by Cavetime at Borders Books, Downtown crossing in Boston, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, December 18, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (12/18/2005 UTC) at Borders Books, Downtown crossing in Boston, Massachusetts USA

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A 5-Star Book on Amazon. The unique story of an Italian-American boy from Boston who grew up in the predominently Irish neighborhood of Dorchester during the Rock and Roll 'fifties and later volunteered to go to Vietnam to lead a bomb squad.

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