Master storyteller Jack Cady's final novel, Rules of '48, is a stirring semi-autobiographical examination of changing social conventions, and the development of the American conscience in the aftermath of the greatest war in history. In a city with roots deep in the Confederacy, five men endure seven deadly weeks that forever alter their perceptions of the world.
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Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Post WWII in Louisville, just eight years before I was born, this is the Kentucky of my parents and grandparents era. A native Kentuckian, I was born south of Louisville, in Hardin County, but I spent many summers in Louisville with my grandma . . . and I know the places in this book well. This will be a hard book for many to listen to . . . a warning that the language is rough and indicative of the times and of soldiers coming back from the war . . . racial tensions ran high . . . I suppose that, in Louisville there were many "colored people" in 1948 . . . further south in Hardin County, I never even went to school with any until my junior year in high school when TWO sweet (and well accepted) young African Americans came to our school in the early 1970s. I learned a lot from this well written book, one of which was the treatment of Jews following the war. There is a deep compassion underlying the tough, Kentucky slang (which is both crude and amusing) . . . puts me in mind of my own daddy . . . a cultural slice of America in 1948, the good, the bad and the ugly . . .
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