Title: 1944 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ENTHUSIASTIC SHIPBUILDER EXEMPLIFYING THE CAN DO SPIRIT OF AMERICA TO BRING GERMANY TO DEFEAT
Book Condition: Good+
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher: PORT NEWARK NEW JERSEY NJ  1944
Seller ID: 0002155
On offer is a super, original 1944 - 1945 manuscript diary handwritten by a dedicated, enthusiastic shipbuilder, Mr. Farlenza, in the Newark Shipyard. While there is a name, Marie Jane Cecilia Natale Farlenza, written twice on the inside cover usually denoting authorship, reading the entries it is clear that the information is of the author's wife who turned the book over to her husband. Here are some snippets: "Got up at 645 Marie made me breakfast and lunch picked up the riders. Salvatore is such a bull thrower and a pain in the neck. My assistant foreman Carl Lynn wanted to know if I am teaching my helper Hugh Flannelly how to put on the clips but he is too old [65 years] and not smart enough or interested. It was swell out. We stopped for a beer." "We get time and a half for today. They launched two more destroyer escort ships, hull 419 and 420. They were named the Hammer and Cross. The first DE launched made 100 shipS launched by the Newark in about 2 years." "Thursday July 20th it's our date night stay at home and read the paper and listened to the radio General Tojo of Japan resigned with his Cabinet. Hitler and his generals injured by a bomb from a would-be assassin." "October 17th got up at 655 went to the bathroom first thing pick up my 5 riders. It was cool out this morning it was sunny and nice out. In the afternoon I ground a lot of clips and I put on 5. My helper George Walsh is a neighbour of my foreman and he is looking to steal my good job from me so I do all the work myself. I got paid $47.98 I earned 62.40 I take out $6.25 for bonds." There are many very interesting observations in the 65 page of entires in the 9 x 6 inch boo. The covers are stained and worn and one page is loose but overall G.
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