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Manhattan Bully Wars (1947)

Adam Panflick is  the fictional persona of the writer Stephen C. Rose.  Sometimes Adam lives not far from  the facts of the author's life.  At other times he ventures into entirely imagined realms.  In either case, one guesses that  any resemblance to a person living or dead is  at least somewhat coincidental.
Manhattan Bully Wars (1947)  dips rather more closely to memoir  at points  but is hardly to be read  as more than an evocation of  life in Manhattan in 1947. 
There was indeed bullying then. Was there anything like  the "revolution" that is presented in Bully Wars?  Sadly not.  The speech excoriating bullying  was never made.  And today in a new century,  bullying is still prevalent. 
Move over Holden Caulfield.  If you want adult conclusions  from the mouth of a Manhattan kid,
young Adam Panflick is his match. 
Manhattan Bully Wars (1947) is exclusively at Amazon Kindle

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