The Resource The inventors: : a memoir, (ebook)

The inventors: : a memoir, (ebook)

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The inventors: : a memoir
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The inventors:
Title remainder
a memoir
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Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1970, at the start of eighth grade, Peter Selgin fell in love with the young teacher who'd arrived from Oxford wearing Frye boots, with long blond hair, and a passion for his students that was as intense as it was rebellious. The son of an emotionally remote inventor, Peter was also a twin competing for the attention and affection of his parents. He had a burning need to feel special. The new teacher supplied that need. Together they spent hours in the teacher's carriage house, discussing books, playing chess, drinking tea, and wrestling. They were inseparable, until the teacher 'resigned' from his job and left. Over the next ten years, Peter and the teacher corresponded copiously and met occasionally, their last meeting ending in disaster. Only after the teacher died did Peter learn that he'd done all he could to evade his past, identifying himself first as an orphaned Rhodes Scholar, and later as a Native American. As for Peter's father, the genius with the English accent who invented the first dollar-bill changing machine, he was the child of Italian Jews-something else Peter discovered only after his death. Paul Selgin and the teacher were both self-inventors, creatures of their own mythology, inscrutable men whose denials and deceptions betrayed the trust of the boy who looked up to them. The Inventors is the story of a man's search for his father and a boy's passionate relationship with his teacher, of how these two enigmas shaped that boy's journey into manhood, filling him with a sense of his own unique destiny. It is a story of promises kept and broken as the author uncovers the truth-about both men, and about himself. For like them-like all of us-Peter Selgin, too, is his own inventor
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Midwest
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Selgin, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Selgin, Peter
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Authors, American
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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The inventors: : a memoir, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780989360487
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11795087
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remote
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11795087
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MWT11795087
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The inventors: : a memoir, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780989360487
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11795087
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11795087
System control number
MWT11795087
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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