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Uncle Will and the Fitzgerald Curse

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This is one in a series of Non-fiction that tells the tale of the Fitzgerald family from Adenville UT. The others in the series are Papa Married A Mormon and Mama's Boarding House
hardcover, 250 pages
Published 1961 by Bobbs Merrill
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I have always thought that, had I been born when the West was still wild, I would have ended up a plump but kindly Madam of a middle-of-the-road whorehouse after my own charms had faded. This book does nothing to help rid me of this pleasant romantic notion.

Uncle Will is almost mythological in his awesomeness. I know that Fitzgerald actually knew the man, grew up near him, and most likely idolized his larger-than-life self. I would have. I loved reading about him in the other two Fitzgerald fami
Ellie Leonard
Mar 17, 2008 Ellie Leonard rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who loves the "Great Brain"
This is the last in the trilogy by John D. Fitzgerald. It is the hardest to find, and I read it three times while attending UW just for that reason. It was hidden deep away in the back of their library reserves. This story is about Will Fitzgerald, the uncle of the author, and how (as a black sheep of his family) he shunned the Catholic church and became a lawman. He has to overcome disability, loss, and depression so as to keep order in his small town.
I was slightly disappointed by this book because I came away from it liking Uncle Will less, even if I did understand him a bit more. But it was still a fun book to read-- it was fun to see how he developed the rather strange code by which he lived and how he managed to finally build the empire he so desired out west.
A dissapointment from an author of books that I have enjoyed so much.
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John Dennis Fitzgerald was born in Price, Utah, on February 3, 1906, to Thomas and Minnie Melsen Fitzgerald. His father had a pharmacy degree but engaged in a number of business ventures and served on the Price Town Council for four years. John graduated from Carbon High School and at the age of eighteen and left Utah to pursue a career as a jazz drummer. He wo
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