Cats, Dogs & Other Strangers at My Door

  • Title: Cats, Dogs & Other Strangers at My Door
  • Author: Jack Clifford Smith
  • ISBN: 9780531097519
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cats Dogs Other Strangers at My Door This is a story of the Smiths peaceable and not so peaceable kingdom over a period of thirty years In this warm witty highly entertaining account Jack Smith tells how these strangers appeared at th
    This is a story of the Smiths peaceable and not so peaceable kingdom over a period of thirty years In this warm, witty, highly entertaining account, Jack Smith tells how these strangers appeared at their door, disrupted their household and ultimately stole their hearts.

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    About Jack Clifford Smith


    1. Smith was born in Long Beach on Aug 27, 1916, grew up in Bakersfield and Los Angeles, and spent some time in the Civilian Conservation Corps before joining the merchant marines at age 21 He went into journalism, first for the Bakersfield Californian, then for the Honolulu Advertiser, United Press, the Sacramento Union, the San Diego Journal, the Daily News, Independent and Herald Express, all in Los Angeles, before joining the Los Angeles Times in June 1953 He remained with the Times until his death.He got to the Honolulu Advertiser by working his way there on a passenger ship In World War II, he joined the Marine Corps and was a combat correspondent who took part in the assault on Iwo Jima, going ashore with his rifle but without his typewriter, which had been lost at sea.At Belmont High School in Los Angeles, Smith served as editor of the student newspaper, the Belmont Sentinel He said later that was the highest position he ever reached in his career.Posthumously, some of his books are listed for sale using his middle name, Jack Clifford Smith.For details see Jack Smith s ObituariesJack Smith columnist


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    1. Entertaining and nostalgic. I used to vacation next door to Jack's house in Baja.

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    2. This is my first Jack Smith but since I've been living in Mount Washington for six and a half years now, I thought it was time. I wish I had known about Jack back in the day, back when he was alive and writing for the LA Times. Now "Jack and Denny Smith" are just names on the Mount Washington Elementary School's auditorium which I walk by frequently. But the nice thing about books is that you can continue to visit and get to know people who aren't even around anymore.In this book Jack talks abou [...]

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