Buffalo Wings

by Charles A. Hobbie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/30/2009

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781440152009
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781440151989

About the Book

As World War II comes to an end in 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies in office. Throughout the country, the greatest generation mourns its leader. A spring snowstorm in Western New York inaugurates the cold war.

Chuck Hobbie is just a boy, born on unlucky Friday, April 13th, but fortunate to be a child in Buffalo. As all Buffalonians know, it is not a dazzling city, unless the sparkle of winter snow and the shimmer of reflected summer lights from Erie and Niagara count. Likewise, the city’s citizens, families, and teachers are unremarkable, unless resilience, friendships, and quiet, day-to-day hard work matter. Buffalo’s children are not special at all, except that they were raised in Buffalo, amid the history of the Niagara Frontier, by people who cared for them and institutions that prepared them to fly.

Buffalo’s west side is where Chuck comes of age, but his childhood experiences range from there to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, a farm in Lewiston, N.Y., Holloway Bay in Ontario, and Alaska’s Brooks Range.

Join Chuck as he recalls in Buffalo Wings the childhood family, friends, teachers, and experiences that shaped his life in the decades before the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

About the Author

Charles A. Hobbie is from Buffalo. He graduated from Dartmouth College and earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and George Washington University. After nine years as a Peace Corps Korea volunteer and staff member, he became a union lawyer in Washington, D.C. for over three decades. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, and is now the Associate General Counsel of the Peace Corps.