Utah Man’s Memoir Describes the Biggest Events of the 1900s
Growing up in a small coal mining town in Utah, author Frederic Marsh Civish, Jr. “felt the state and everybody in it could be described with two words: I called the state ‘sticks and people hicks.’ After joining the Navy during the Korean War and living in several California cities, in 1962, for various reasons, I decided to move back to the sticks and become one of them ‘thar’ hicks. I lived in Salt Lake until 2012, when I got tired of the traffic and the smog, and moved north to Ogden, Utah, where my current home is about a quarter of a mile from huge mountains reminiscent of those where I was born and raised.” Thus his memoir takes him Out of the Gulch, Onto the Mountain Top.</p>
Born in 1931, Civish states he is older than the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Hoover Dam. His life story is one of history and achievement.
On Pearl Harbor Day, he was out duck hunting. More recently, he was a substitute teacher and the author of the historical novel The Sunnyside War, about the 1922 United Mineworkers Strike. He also wrote the diet book Losing Weight for Life: Eating What You Like on the RMR Diet. He is active in his community, and is involved in numerous social and charitable activities.
About the Author: Frederic Marsh Civish, Jr. grew up in Carbon County, Utah, named for its coal mines in the Wasatch and Book Cliff Mountain ranges. As a youth in 1945, he saw the Sunnyside Mine explosion, which killed 23 miners. Retired from a long life of making a living and raising six children, he now lives back in Utah.
“This intriguing autobiography is not only the story of one man, but the story of America during its most important years of the 20th century. We are proud to announce its release,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.