The Portuguese in the Americas Series aims to contribute to the growing field of Portuguese-American Studies. The Series documents the variety and complexity of the Portuguese-American experience by publishing works in the social sciences, history and literature.
Tony: A New England Boyhood
University of Massachusetts Press
Tony: A New England Boyhood
Charles Reis Felix

Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth

2008 . 288 pp. 6 x 9"
Fiction & Literature

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-933227-24-5

About the Author

Charles Reis Felix was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, one of four children of Portuguese immigrant parents. He attended local public schools and graduated from New Bedford High School in 1941. He studied at the University of Michigan from 1941-43, at which time he was drafted into the US Army. After the war he received his B.A. in history from Stanford University, and became an elementary school teacher. He is married, with two grown children, and lives with his wife Barbara in a cabin among the redwoods of Northern California.?

Felix's other publications include Crossing the Sauer (Burford Books, 2002), a bestselling account of his experience as a combat infantryman in WWII; Through a Portagee Gate (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2004), a remarkably honest self-portrait and an endearing tribute to the author's father, a Portuguese immigrant cobbler who came to America in 1915; and Da Gama, Cary Grant, and the Election of 1934 (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2005), the story of an election for mayor in a Massachusetts mill town in 1934 as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old Portuguese boy.

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