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Circa 1957-2nd Edn Revised & Expanded : Coming of Age, Girls, Cars and Rock & Roll-A Novel by Chuck Klein

This is a real "guys'" book. Chuck's well known for his expertise and publications on firearm safety as well as his last two books in this genre, "The Way It Was-Nostalgic Tales of Hotrods and Romance" and "The Badge-Stories and Tales from Both Sides of the Law." I think a lot of Chuck's Stories are semi-autobiographical history about the journey of a hot-rodding teenager through all kinds of trouble with the law into a long career as a Midwest LEO and a nationally well-known firearms expert. The signature message I got from the book was when the stern Sheriff took the rebellious teen in for a serious talk--and made the point that you either get along, adapt, or face a whole life of friction and unhappiness. The world doesn't adapt to you. Chuck relates the story well of his transition and "coming of age" to be a responsible citizen. "CIRCA 1957 is a true-to-life story of a young man growing up during the days when all young men were enthralled by cars, racing and rock & roll." HOT LINE NEWS. "Perhaps the best compliment for any novel is that it's worth the time and effort to read . . . a slice of the past brought to the present .. . all of the proper settings of the times." OLD CAR NEWS. "Klein has done his homework well as he has really captured the feeling of the era."STREETSCENE. "Captures the true flavors of adolescence in the late '50s. Kudos to the author ." CAR COLLECTOR MAGAZINE. "A souped-up, piston-pounding, tire-squealin' honey of an American epic. Grabs you by the gearshift and won't let go for 260 pages" THE CINCINNATI POST (first edition) "Good walk down memory lane. If you were a teenager in the fifties...you'll definitely see yourself and your friends."AUTOMOBILIA NEWS "It's a book that will make you laugh and cry and remember . . .." STREET ROD ACTION
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Chuck Klein, in addition to duties as a full-time certified police officer for Woodlawn and Terrace Park, Ohio, Klein also served with the Switzerland County, Indiana Sheriff's office, was police photography instructor for the Norwood, Ohio Police Academy and a staff instructor for Tactical Defense Institute (www.tdiohio.com) . Though not an attorney, he holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Blackstone School of Law and is an active member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI). Contact and additional information may be found on his web site: www.chuckklein.com

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