Growing Up in Rat City and Beyond by Alexander G. Sasonoff

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Growing Up in Rat City and Beyond is the autobiography of noted White Center, Washington resident Alexander Sasonoff.The 230 page tome, illustrated by the author himself, chronicles his years growing up in the often rough and tumble suburb of Seattle. Chapters include descriptions of the post depression, pre-war years of the blue collar town and it's colorful residents, including stories about the skipper of the purse seiner 'Loyal' Vic Carlsen, prizefighters Harry 'Kid' Matthews and Al Hostak and all the boozing, brawling regulars that inhabited the town with the rodent moniker.

About Alexander G. Sasonoff

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The middle child of Russian immigrants who came to this country and the small town of White Center following the Russian Revolution, Alexander Sasonoff was born and raised in the blue collar suburb that consisted largely of Boeing workers, fisherman and farmers. After graduation from West Seattle High School Sasonoff enlisted in the U.S. Army and quickly rose to position of Staff Seargeant directly under General McArthur in the Communications Center for Far East Command. After honorable disharge, Sasonoff took on the unusual job of steeplejack and spent a few seasons with the crew of a local commercial fishing vessel. He then attended the University of Washington and graduated with a BA in Architecture. Along with his 49 year career as a celebrated architect, Mr. Sasonoff is an accomplished artist and has exhibited his work across the nation. This is his first book.
Published September 28, 2008 by AuthorHouse. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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