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When Randy's father takes a poor city boy, Steve, for the summer, the boys become fast friends destined for great adventures. From persuading a Marine Corps recruiter to enlist them at the age of fourteen to surviving a wild storm under sail, the boys move on to college with a commitment to change the world. For Steve, this means playing by the rules and working within the ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published September 21st 2013 by Artema Press Incorporated
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Jeanne Haskin
Sep 17, 2013 Jeanne Haskin rated it it was amazing
With respect to his preceding works, author Gary Beck is well known for his beautifully polished prose, masterful storytelling, and an exquisite sense of timing. He brings all of this to bear on his newest novel, Acts of Defiance, a story of two young boys coming of age during the most turbulent times of U.S. history, including the Vietnam War, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, McCarthyism, and the American Civil Rights Movement.

With a passion for righting injustice, each of them
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Won this book through First Reads & finished it the same day I started it. Not at all what I expected.. A really great story. Can't wait to read more from this author!
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Gary Beck has spent most of his adult life as a theater director, and as an art dealer when he couldn’t make a living in theater. He has 12 published chapbooks and 3 more accepted for publication. His poetry collections include: Days of Destruction (Skive Press), Expectations (Rogue Scholars Press). Dawn in Cities, Assault on Nature, Songs of a Clerk, Civilized Ways, Displays, Perceptions & ...more
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