Author: Alexander Flint
They both were born of poor immigrants and survived the unhealthy conditions of New York City tenement life and survived the deadly flu pandemic of 1918. They lived through the anti-immigrant bias, the horror of World War I, the lawless environment of the Roaring Twenties, bootlegging and the economic deprivation of the Great Depression. Al fought at Guadalcanal in World War II. Their son fought in Vietnam. The love for each other endured with a marriage that lasted seventy five years. The story depicts the young couple of how they lived and how they died. They lived to benefit from the joys of having a son, five grand-children and six great-grand-children.
Alexander Flint is a native New Yorker and a retired New York City High School teacher. He is also a retired military officer, having served in the United Stated Marines Corps during the Vietnam War. He also served in Europe during the Balkan War in the 1990s. Flint edited his father’s memoirs, The Way it Was: From Second Avenue to Staten Island (Xlibris, 2005). The father of five children and six grandchildren, Flint lives on Staten Island, New York and Hollywood Beach, Florida An award winning author, his previous books are Tales From the Sea 2014, CIPA award winner, Outskirts Press; Highway Odyssey, 2011, Readers Favorite award winner, Outskirts Press; Stress Survival, 2005, Xlibris and The Frozen Dozen, 2002 Rutledge Books.