Delaware Eyewitness: Behind the Scenes in the First State (Paperback)

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Delaware Eyewitness: Behind the Scenes in the First State (Paperback)


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Recently recognized by the Delaware Press Association as the best adult non-fiction book of 2019 in the memoir/autobiography category, this book by John Riley features a behind the scenes look at more than six decades of the people, places and events in and around the First State.

Beginning with the post-World War II period where the country's possibilities seemed to know no bounds through to the crushing reality of assassinations, the draft and Vietnam, Riley provides a fascinating look back at the people and places of mid-century Wilmington.

His riveting account of the draft and subsequent Army years will no doubt resurrect vivid memories for many from the Vietnam generation. Riley also shares his unique experience in Delaware politics, sports and corporate life, including inside stories involving governors, athletes, coaches, and the leaders of some of Delaware's most prominent companies. Notably, Riley provides a detailed eyewitness account of the unraveling of a ninety year old chemical company ravaged by bad business decisions and under assault by an infamous corporate raider.

Product Details ISBN: 9781087880044
ISBN-10: 1087880041
Publisher: Riley Publications LLC
Publication Date: April 21st, 2020
Pages: 312
Language: English