Part memoir and part Delaware contemporary history, this new book by John Riley features a behind the scenes look at more than six decades of the people, places and events, in and around the First State.
Beginning with the post-World War II period where the country’s possibilities seemed to know no bounds through to the crushing reality of assassinations, the draft and Vietnam, Riley provides a fascinating look back at the people and places of mid-century Wilmington. His riveting account of the draft and subsequent Army years will no doubt resurrect vivid memories for many from the Vietnam generation.
Riley also shares his unique experience in Delaware politics, sports and corporate life, including inside stories involving governors, athletes, coaches, and the leaders of some of Delaware's most prominent companies. Notably, Riley provides a detailed eyewitness account of the unraveling of a ninety year old chemical company ravaged by bad business decisions and under assault by an infamous corporate raider.