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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Cumberland, Maryland 4a sunday december 12,1999 Community Cumberland times news former area physician writes novel for me Cumberland times news Cumberland a John Devers who practice Medicine in Frostburg in the Early 1950s, relates fond memories of the Mountain City in a the Coal Cracker a a new novel he a written published by Layton publishers of Laytonsville. The retired physician May be remembered by Many of his friends and patients that he left behind some 40 years ago some of which he May have known since their birth at Miner s Hospital. A the Coal Cracker has a blend of Forrest Gump private Ryan the Hustler and country doctor intermingled in one appealing to a variety of readers. The author is a decorated world War ii Veteran and was Able to reference from his own experiences. Here a what Erie Mckeever publisher of a Anthracite history journal and author of a tales of the mine country says about Devers Book a it is a Joy to find a novel of general Appeal with a Coal Region background. A this Book traces the life and career of a poor Irish miners son from the hardscrabble depression years through world War ii and then on to a distinguished career in Medicine. There Are Many wartime adventures As Well As romantic episodes throughout the Story. A there Are vivid scenes of world War ii Pacific combat interwoven with spying intrigue and Beautiful women with hidden agendas. The descriptions of the physicians experiences aboard ship and in general practice Are almost totally authentic the author drawing upon his own interactions for these aspects of the Patrick Campbell author of several books including a a Molly Maguire Story and manager for world Trade Center and journalist for Irish Echo newspapers Calls Devers Book a a Well written yarn that will be enjoyed by everyone especially those who have been raised in Coal mining regions. Filiti of fascinating anecdotes action sex and All the other Good stuff that makes a Book the Book is dedicated to the Crew of the Lindsey dm32, and especially to the 57 who did no to make it Home to enjoy Many More years of life. It is distributed by Layton publishers to. 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