Huntley, who knows how to put a topper on a news item, does very little for the events of his early years in...

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THE GENEROUS YEARS

Huntley, who knows how to put a topper on a news item, does very little for the events of his early years in Montana--growing up on a small ranch in a frontier town under the shadow of the railroad (where his father worked as a telegraph operator); short stints as a ranch hand, a newsboy, and as an observer of the copper mining scene. And even though young Huntley captured a bank robber, rode in an early Ford, and witnessed more than one saloon brawl, his memoir hardly comes alive, gives little of what he felt or thought. The nostalgic salvo. ""This was a generous land"" isn't enough--for a book.

Pub Date: Sept. 30, 1968

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1968