Old Man in a Baseball Cap: A Memoir of World War II (Paperback)

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Conceived in a storytelling workshop given by Spalding Gray, Old Man In a Baseball Cap is not your typical story of World War II. Rochlin recounts in gritty detail how he--an ordinary young man--was thrust into outrageous circumstances during an extraordinary time. Whether he's bumping up against the army's bigotry because he's Jewish, aiding in the delivery of a baby by cesarean section, being ordered to obliterate a Hungarian village, or parachuting from his plane in the middle of Yugoslavia and then walking 400 kilometers to safety with an amorous guide, Rochlin captures the Intensely powerful experience of a teenager away from home for the first time. Old Man In a Baseball Cap is an astonishingly fresh, candid look at "the last good war." At once naive, candid, and wise, Fred Rochlin's voice is unforgettable.

About the Author

Fred Rochlin lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Harriet. Old Man in a Baseball Cap is his first book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060932275
ISBN-10: 0060932279
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 24th, 2000
Pages: 160
Language: English