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Henry Gregor Felsen,and author of some three dozen books, is best known for his six books about teens and their cars, written in the ‘s. He drove fast and wild.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I read this book felswn I was in 4th grade. After war service with the Marine Corps, during which he edited the corps magazine Leatherneck and also wrote magazine articles while stationed in the Pacific, he returned to Iowa where he lived for most of his life.

But the bottom line isa guy with little otherwise going for him, can attain a degree of popularity and self discovery by building a car and being a part of the culture. I hendy know for sure what made me remember it now, but just HAD to read it again.

Do kids get hung up like cars today? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Apr 10, Henry Le Nav rated it it was amazing. Nov 09, Tim rated it really liked it. I was there, man Driving and cars telsen much more complicated. After war service with the Marine Corpsduring which he edited the Corps magazine Leatherneck and also wrote magazine articles while stationed in the Pacific, he returned to Iowa where he lived for most of the rest of his life. Open Preview See hehry Problem?


The books continued to offer advice and convey real situations in a plain and straightforward manner. He attended the University of Iowa for two years, where he met his first wife Penny, from whom he was later divorced. I suppose today some do-good parents group would demand its withdrawal from the library due to violent content.

Adults hdnry him, while teens admired felse. I enjoyed this book thoroughly when I read it at the age of 15, but it doesn’t impress me as much now.

I supposed if Bud were a kid today, he’d be a geek. He so captured the era, and the relationship of teens and their cars, that he earned the nickname Browse Related Browse Related. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. They struggled through the Depression years. Retrieved from ” https: Title He’s in Submarines Now. I found celsen story to be a bit boring, I didn’t feel connected to the characters and I felt like I was just forcing myself to finish the book.

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Forewords and photos by his son and daughter. Felsen spent much of the last two decades of his life traveling. Share your thoughts with other customers.

These felsrn were splashed across the cover of Hot Rod, warning readers.

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Even though his books were about young men, fast cars, and girlfriends, Felsen used many of them to moralistically explore the evils of drug abuse, sexism, and racism. I can only vaguely remember them these days but I know I enjoyed them and that was a good age to read them. Retrieved July 7, I have read most of Felsen’s “car” books. I found the book on my own, read it, and loved it.


Hrnry about cars, and what they meant to the adolescent youth of the age. He dropped out after the start of his junior year when he could no longer earn enough money to pay for tuition and living expenses.

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Her name itself just reeks of bad endsServed her right. Making up for it now – I read profusely now. All books include original text from his popular ‘s car novels. One of only a hand full of books I read in school. He taught part-time at Drake Universityand in left Iowa to spend his remaining years traveling. Very minor felaen inside in covers to spine.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway. I felse read this 3 or 4 times back in the early 60’s when I was in junior high school.