Todd M. Daley’s New Book Depicts Growing Up in ‘50s, ‘60s

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New book ‘190s-1960s Fable’ illustrates how good values, work ethics help children succeed.

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In his new book, “1950s-1960s Fable” (published by AuthorHouse), author Todd M. Daley weaves a captivating coming-of-age story, rich with emotional tapestry.

The book starts with the lives of two children, Tom and Cara, who are raised by foster parents on a farm in South Jersey. The children then move to the North Shore of Staten Island with their birth parents, a move that requires them to adjust to living with parents who have different rules and values. Interspersed in the narrative are sketches of important people and events of that era, including Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, Jonas Salk, Billy Graham, Bill Wilson and Dick Clark.

“The book is a fast-moving narrative that is funny, sad, optimistic and authentic, with larger-than-life characters who do not fret over life's misfortunes,” shares Daley. “The story is about conflict, endurance, and growth during an idealistic time in America's history, and should appeal to the baby boomer generation.”

An excerpt from “1950s-1960s Fable”:

"Little Mommy was an energetic walker and like most New Yorkers, she walked fast -- forcing Tom and Cara to sometimes skip or trot to keep up with her. She took them on long walks along Richmond Terrace to gaze at the waterfront's abandoned shipyards -- a hodgepodge of rotting warehouses, corroded ships, rusted anchors, and broken docks. Little Mommy said that the shipbuilding company Bethlehem Steel had been active in Mariners Harbor building war ships and freighters for the allied war effort. There were many factories in Mariners Harbor -- including a bustling brewery where Ballentine beer was produced. Both Tom and Cara were World War II babies so they had an instinctive curiosity about that era.”

“1950s-1960s Fable”
By Todd M. Daley
Hardcover | 9 x 6 in | 270 pages | ISBN 978-1-4817-5387-6
Soft cover | 9 x 6 in | 270 pages | ISBN 978-1-4817-5386-9
E-Book | 270 pages | ISBN 978-1-4817-5388-3
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the Author
Todd M. Daley taught science and mathematics for 46 years at the high school and college level. He has a bachelor's and master's degrees from City College of New York and a Ph.D from New York University. He has written a textbook on arithmetic, “Mathematical Concepts” (Copley) and a short book on western philosophy, “A Brief Guide to Philosophy” (AuthorHouse).

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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