A sequel to Crunching Gravel, the story of Robert Peters's boyhood in 1930s Wisconsin. This account covers from when Peters leaves the farm and is drafted into the Army during World War II. It is in Paris where he hears Marlene Dietrich sing Lili Marlene.
Robert Peters is a poet, critic, playwright, fiction writer, actor, and editor, retired from many years of teaching literature at the University of California, Irvine. His two earlier memoirs, Crunching Gravel: A Wisconsin Boyhood in the Thirties, and Nell's Story: A Woman from Eagle River, written with his sister, are both published by the University of Wisconsin Press. His many volumes of poetry include Poems: Selected and New (1967-1991) and Love Poems for Robert Mitchum.