Holding On: Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics, and Other American Heroes Dave Isay

ISBN: 9780393316087

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216 pages


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Holding On: Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics, and Other American Heroes  by  Dave Isay

Holding On: Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics, and Other American Heroes by Dave Isay
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This book is a tribute to some of Americas greatest characters, people holding on to unique ways of life at all costs. A castle builder, a forty-year veteran Woolworths lunch-counter waitress, a moonshiner, and the president of The Brooklyn EliteMoreThis book is a tribute to some of Americas greatest characters, people holding on to unique ways of life at all costs. A castle builder, a forty-year veteran Woolworths lunch-counter waitress, a moonshiner, and the president of The Brooklyn Elite Checker Club are among this varied group of ordinary people who prevail against all odds.

They are Dewey Chafin and Barbara Elkins, snake handlers for the Church of the Lord Jesus in Jolo, West Virginia- Amos Powers, caretaker of Americas only coon-dog graveyard in Colbert County, Alabama- Dixie Evans, curator of Exotic World, Museum of Burlesque in Helendale, California- and Mike Gashwarza of the Hopi tribe, fighting against electricity being brought to Old Oraibi, Arizona, the oldest town in North America.David Isays compelling, often humorous profiles are accompanied by Harvey Wangs wonderful portraits of fifty such people, die-hard individualists who speak for themselves, illuminating their remarkable lives and personalities.

Henry Roths foreword is a moving testament to the creativity, tenacity, and dignity these people possess.



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