The Wesley H. Bacon Reader:
Pursuits, Passions, & Peregrinations
of a 20th-Century Autodidact
Memoirs, Short Stories, & Scripts
by Wesley H. Bacon
(compiled & edited,
with biographical sketch
& career profiles
by Reginald W. Bacon)
Variety Arts Press, 2015)
304 pages; includes
annotations & endnotes.
Wesley H. Bacon (1922-2001) was a virtuoso telegrapher, radio wizard, global traveler, avid aviator, elegant sleight-of-hand magician, Houdini-like escape artist, Wild-West six-gun twirler, erstwhile short-story writer, hypnotic baritone vocalist, WWII Navy veteran, mystic philosopher, citizen of the world, ... and Dad.
This volume compiles memoirs of his years at sea, short stories, performance scripts, and other assorted writings. Also included are a biographical sketch and profiles of his careers in radio, aviation, and performance by the editor/compiler.
Wesley H. Bacon was small in stature, modest by nature, and began with no particular advantage in life. He was abandoned by his father. He bounced from school-to-school in three states. His formal education ended at the 9th-grade. Yet his red-hot intellectual spark led him to live real-life adventures of his boyhood dreams.
Was it nature? Or nurture? A tenacious autodidact? Or predestined polymath? Explore these questions ... or pose new ones ... in The Wesley H. Bacon Reader.
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