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by A. E. Hotchner

eBook King of the Hill: A Memoir epub
  • ISBN: 0060924055
  • Author: A. E. Hotchner
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1848 kb
  • FB2 size 1705 kb
  • Formats mbr txt lrf lrf


King of the Hill book. Highest Recommendation! Any adolescent's coming of age is tough enough, but Aaron Edward ".

King of the Hill book. Hotchner's 12th summer of life was spent largely alone in dire poverty in a transient hotel in the sweltering heat of St. Louis in 1933 at the height of the Great Depression. This absolutely charming, robustly written, alternately sad and funny, and ultimately hopeful memoir chronicles those trying months of his life with the flourish of a fine novel and reads like lightning. Its ups and downs come Highest Recommendation!

King of the Hill, the first and longer of the two stories, describes 12-year-old Aaron's struggles when he is left on his own in 1933 St Louis

King of the Hill, the first and longer of the two stories, describes 12-year-old Aaron's struggles when he is left on his own in 1933 St Louis. Aaron is an intelligent, resourceful, and creative kid-and most of all, he's a survivor. I felt a very strong connection to the story because my grandmother had a similar childhood. And even though A. E. Hotchner had a very difficult childhood during the depression, he manages to portray it with humor and the right amount of sentimentality.

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. Wonderful read. I recommend this book to anyone looking for good reading. Hotchner is able to hold your attention throughout the story. An enlightening true tale of growing up during the depression. Highly recommend this book. He makes the 1930's a pleasure to be a part of.

The Boyhood Memoirs of A. Hotchner: King of the Hill and Looking for Miracles (Missouri History Museum . Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good: the Madcap Business Adventure of the Truly Oddest Couple Paul Newman and . Hotchner: King of the Hill and Looking for Miracles (Missouri History Museum Press, 2007, ISBN 9781883982607). The Dangerous American (Random House, 1958). Papa Hemingway (Random House, 1966). Treasure (Random House, 1970). King of the Hill (Harper & Row, 1973, ISBN 0-06-011964-0). Hotchner, (Random House, 2003, ISBN 0-385-51159-0). Everyone Comes to Elaine's (Harper Entertainment, 2004

By A. Hotchner New York: HarperCollins, 1972 240 pages. Bob Corbett July 2015. Nonetheless, I simply loved it, even though it was my THIRD read of KING OF THE HILL.

By A. This is the third time I have read this book, but the first time I’ve read it since I started writing about the books I read (I started that project back in the year 2001). This time, however, I read it aloud to my partner, Sally, and since we both know St. Louis quite well and especially Dewey School, we found it exceptionally interesting and we would often to pause and talk about the places mentioned and described in this work.

Also by A. Hotchner FICTION Louisiana Purchase The Man Who Lived at the Ritz Treasure The Dangerous American NONFICTION Hemingway . Doris Day: Her Own Story. Looking for Miracles. This book is a work of fiction. Hotchner FICTION Louisiana Purchase The Man Who Lived at the Ritz Treasure The Dangerous American NONFICTION Hemingway in Love . Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

King of the Hill" is based on a 1972 memoir by . Hotchner, who presumably lived through experiences something like these, and who grew up to be the biographer of Ernest Hemingway and Doris Day, among others, indicating among other things an impressive reach. Soderbergh must have seen more deeply into the Hotchner memoir, however, because his movie is not simply about what happens to the kid. It's about how the kid learns and grows through his experiences. It's about growing up, not just about having colorful adventures.

Find nearly any book by A E Hotchner. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9780491017671 (978-0-491-01767-1) Hardcover, William Morrow, 1976.

Director: Steven Soderbergh. Starring: Aaron, Mr. Kurlander, Mrs. Kurlander and others. For his first Hollywood studio production, Steven Soderbergh (whose independent debut, sex, lies, and videotape, had won the Palme d’Or at Cannes a few years earlier) crafted this small jewel of a growing-up story

Thankfully, Hotchner took it all down. In 1948, A. Hotchner went to Cuba to ask Ernest Hemingway to write an article on The Future of Literature for Cosmopolitan magazine.

Thankfully, Hotchner took it all down. Papa Hemingway provides fascinating details about Hemingway’s daily routine, including the German army belt he wore and his habit of writing descriptive passages in longhand and dialogue on a typewriter, and documents his memories of Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Martha Gellhorn, Marlene Dietrich, and many of the twentieth century’s most notable artists and celebrities.

An autobiographical novel portrays the author's youthful days in St. Louis during the thirties and the impact of family and friends on his values and beliefs
Comments: (7)
Gldasiy
I read this book after buying it used at Amazon. Then I turned around and sold it at Amazon used. What a deal. The story stayed with me. Haunting story of survival during the depression. Makes you think about how you might have survived. Imagine eating grass to fill your stomach!
Xisyaco
Loved this book. Makes you feel like you are there. Aaron is such a strong character and comes through each crisis with such a positive attitude. Gives you such a great idea of the struggles families had during the depression and how strong that generation was. Definately reccomend this book.
Ionzar
Such vivid descriptions, I felt I was there when my parents were, during the depression. This book really brought home to me the reality of those times, especially since I grew up near St Louis and recognized most of the locations. Enjoyed equally by one of my children who is more removed from this time and place, so the writing must be great, and it is!
Lightwind
Wonderful read. An enlightening true tale of growing up during the depression. Highly recommend this book.
Ramsey`s
Being a native of St. Louis, I loved this book. I knew where most of the places refered to in this book are.
Fun!!
Kiaile
Coming of Age autobiography of Hotchner as a 12 year old boy in St. Louis during the depression. Great, sad stories told perfectly. If you like this - read Bad Boy by Jim Thompson & Bound For Glory by Woody Guthrie - both take place at the same time & are equally adventuresome & sad.
Golkree
Wonderful Book! Great piece of literature, can hardly believe this is a true story! how could he have gone through all of this? Really wonderful book, written from the perspective of a kid (him). This really is a MUST READ
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