LOVE, WAR & POLIO - "For a fine dose of northern history, especially of the Reed City area, and the moving story of a true northern man, you can't do better than Love, War & Polio ... With a great deal of research and mitigating humor, Bazzett tells the story of a disease that once swept the nation, [and in telling] the story of one banker's ordinary life, shows how every person's life is truly extraordinary."
Reed City Boy
If you grew up in the fifties and remember homemade toys, soda fountains and Saturday cowboy matinees, then this affectionate memoir of a working-class Catholic boyhood is for you.
Tim Bazzett's unvarnished look at his army days in the early sixties, has brought unanimous praise from other veterans. Follow his adventures as he learns of life and love in faraway places.
Bazzett recalls Ferris State in the 60s ... his scrub-crew buddies, the Vets Club, playing catch-up after 3 years in the army, how he met his wife, and the whirlwind courtship that followed.
Love, War & Polio
Much more than just the story of a young man and his post-war battle with polio, this is a thoughtful and engaging reflection on a time and a way of life that are long gone and will never come again.