Dave Eubanks has brought his experiences in writing and life together in a new fiction book called THE COONSKIN KIDS. It is his first book and it tells the story of three boys who were thrown together in a 1950s Southern California subdivision looking like most other kids of that era. Under coonskin hats, they soldiered through school, battles with bullies, and the looming shadow of communism. Their greatest enemy, however, was a disease called polio. At its worst, it was intensely ugly, excruciatingly painful, and absolutely deadly.
‘The COONSKIN KIDS’ will take you back to the halcyon days of orange grove forts, fast bikes, white T-shirts and blue jeans with turned-up cuffs, and the electrifying sounds of early rock-n-roll blasting through the windows of the enlightened. It will bring you face to face with characters and circumstances you might have known and some you’ll be glad you never experienced.
This book is based on the true stories of many thousands of children in a long-ago time when the reality of paralytic poliomyelitis terrified much of America. And while there may be a few tears along the way, the story will also warm your soul and leave you at times laughing out loud. Dave has dedicated this book to the ‘polio kids’ - the 400,000 or so who survived and the 58,815 who didn’t.
‘The Coonskin Kids: Davy Crockett, Rock n' Roll and the Devil's Disease’ is an unusual 1950s coming of age tale not only for reflective Boomers, but for anyone who's still a kid at heart.
Get your copy of this compelling read. The book is available on Amazon.
“THE COONSKIN KIDS” is self published by Dave Eubanks.
Dated: June 23, 2022
Available at: https://www.amazon.com/COONSKIN-KIDS-Crockett-Devils-Disease-ebook/dp/B0B52P9B9F/