Stompin' Tom Connors: Before the Fame ( Biography / Autobiography ) (with b&w Photo ) ( Stomping )

By: Connors, Stompin' Tom ( Stomping ), with John Farrington

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example with a wee bit of rubbing, in a Near Fine dustjacket with a bit of light rubbing, ---laid into this copy is a b&w photo of Tom on stage (measures about 5w x 6.5h inches, 585 pages, b&w photos, ---"Stompin' Tom. There isn't a Canadian who doesn't know him. They know him because he once wrote a song about their home town, or about the beautiful country we live in. They know him as a man who loves Canada as much as any person who has ever lived here. --But what do Canadians really know about the man they call Stompin' Tom, the Canadian Legend? --In this unforgettable memoir of his first thirty-one years, Tom Connors tells the real story behind the man in the black hat: born to an unwed teenager in Saint John, New Brunswick, he was hitchhiking with her by the age of three, begging on the streets by the age of four. Life in two orphanages and a foster home was followed by hard years on the road after Tom ran away at the age of thirteen. But always he had his guitar, his songs, and a dream---Unflinchingly honest, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, this is an intimate self-portrait by one of Canada's best-loved heroes."---, The contents include -----Introduction; First Memories ; Three- Year-Old Hitch-hiker ; House on Fire; Searching for Santa Claus; Friendly old Fred; The Ten-Cent Thief; The Graveyard Beggar; Goodbye, Old Fred; Off to McAdam Junction ; The School Christmas Concert; First-Time Run-Away; The Montreal Farmhouse; In a Halifax Hospital ; We Land in Jail; Some Commentary; Becoming an Orphan; Life at the Orphanage; Hope for Adoption; My New Home on P.E.I. ; The Spirit of Adventure ; Cousin Danny ; Escape to Saint John, N.B. ; Gooding’s Boarding House ; My First Guitar ; Searching for My Mother ; Return to Skinners Pond; The Reaching Hand ; "Sally" was a Tailor ; Coal Boat to Newfoundland ; Hitch-hiking with Gerry Marks ; The Tobacco Fields; Hitch - hiking with Steve Foote; In Southwestern Ontario ; Winter in Northern Ontario; From Port Arthur to Winnipeg ; From Brandon to Banff ; To Vancouver Island and Back ; Meeting in Calgary ; Steve, Tom and Gerry ; Playing in Rouyn, Quebec ; Blind Charlie in Toronto ; From Gaspe to the Maritimes ; Jeremy and the Pies ; To Ville-Marie with Maurice ; EI Toro in Thurso, Quebec ; Steve and the Meat Cleaver ; The Woodpecker's Watch ; Visiting My Mother ; Working on a Tugboat ; Steve and I in Skinners Pond ; Analyzing the Problem ; New England to Montreal ; Lombardo's Grill ; Spraying the "Crab Apples"; Bridge over Niagara ; On the Way to Nashville ; Buying an "old Guitar" ; With a Song for Hank ; Insects, Duffel Bags and Watermelons ; Death Valley and the Devil ; Detained in Southern Texas ; A Doctor with Heart ; In and Out of New Toronto ; Vancouver Job Offer ; Heading for India ; What Happened in Nova Scotia ; In the Charlottetown Jail ; A Chat with God ; Learning to Be Patient; The Bootlegger's Entertainer ; From Scarborough to Port Elgin, Ontario ; In a Drifter's Opinion ; Timmins, Ontario ; The Real Stompin' Begins ; Controversy in Kapuskasing ; Learning the Ropes ; Some Tricks of the Trade; One Heel of a Handle ; Researching the Black Donnellys ; Publisher's Note ; Discography, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: Stompin' Tom Connors: Before the Fame ( Biography / Autobiography ) (with b&w Photo ) ( Stomping )

Author Name: Connors, Stompin' Tom ( Stomping ), with John Farrington

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Music & Dance,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1995

ISBN Number: 0670864870

ISBN Number 13: 9780670864874

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Type: NOT Price Clipped

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163687

Keywords: Good Old Hockey Game,