Tales of an American Hobo Singular Lives Iowa Series in North American Autobiography Reader ÆDownload Ð Randarenewables

Book Tales of an American Hobo Singular Lives Iowa Series in North American Autobiography

Tales of an American Hobo Singular Lives Iowa Series in North American Autobiography Reader Æ Download Ð Randarenewables Ñ Reefer Charlie Fox rode the rails from 1928 to 1939; from 1939 to 1965 he hitched rides in automobiles and traveled by foot FEs tramps and bums As the all time king of hoboes Jeff Davis used to say Hoboes will work tramps won't and bums can't Tales of an American Hobo is a lasting legacy to conventional society teaching about a bygone era of American history and a rare breed of humanity who chose to live by the rails and on the ro A fascinating account of a vanished way of life shorn of the romanticism which often surrounds the subject and paints a vivid picture of what it was like to be a hobo tramp or bum the author explains the distinctions in the first half of the twentieth century

Charles Elmer Fox ☆ Tales of an American Hobo Singular Lives Iowa Series in North American Autobiography Text

Reefer Charlie Fox rode the rails from 1928 to 1939; from 1939 to 1965 he hitched rides in automobiles and traveled by foot From Indiana to British Columbia from Arkansas to Texas from Utah to Mexico he was part of the grand hobo tradition that has all but passed away from American lifeHe camped in hobo jung Short easy to read incidents from the life of a man who deliberately chose to live as a hobo Funny scary informative and all around an enjoyable and easy to read collection Vivid depiction of a by gone era of American life

Mobi Ì Tales of an American Hobo Singular Lives Iowa Series in North American Autobiography ☆ Charles Elmer Fox

Tales of an American Hobo Singular Lives Iowa Series in North American AutobiographyLes slept under bridges and in sand houses at railroad yards ate rattlesnake meat fresh California grapes and fish speared by the Indians of the Northwest He uickly learned both the beauty and the dangers of his chosen way of life One lesson learned early on was that there are distinct differences among hobo Fox's anecdotal tales of what it means to be a hobo is part history part how to part who's who part poetry anthology part glossary part travelogue and part exposition on being a decent human being It's extremely entertaining reading I almost hate to mention for fear that it'll taint the experience of others that I envisioned it being read in Walter Brennan's voice most of the time It is split into chapters most of them 1 3 pages long a few 4 or 5 pages long and few or none longer than that so it can be taken in small uick doses and is therefore a good falling asleep or in the bathroom read Heartily recommended to pretty much anyone but to people interested in the experience of the American hobo of yesteryear particularly I wonder if ol' Reefer Charlie reefer meaning a refrigerated train car and having nothing to do with the contemporary meanings of reefer is still with us he'd have to be about 95 years old but the way he spoke of some of those old 'bos short for hobos some of 'em tended to live well into their 90s and even 100s and some of those were still living the hobo life at the time A sweet look back at a now mostly lost time when bureaucratic red tape didn't tie people down so much and the kindness of strangers could be relied upon