Homer: A Tornado Wrapped in Barbed Wire

978-1-62288-407-0 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
200 pp.
Pub Date: 04/29/2022


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Homer: A Tornado Wrapped in Barbed Wire chronicles the hardships Homer Eubanks and many others faced during the first half of the 20th Century, poverty, World War I, the Spanish Flu that killed more than fifty million people worldwide, the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and World War II, a time that ran over the weak and produced a generation of strong, tough, battle-scarred folks who dealt with more adversity than anyone deserved in one lifetime.

Born in 1908 in Hamilton, Texas, Homer was a sharecropper’s son whose journey started with no money, an eighth-grade education, eight siblings who loved him, and an inner strength that served him well in the face of huge challenges and moments of danger. As much history as biography,  HOMER A Tornado Wrapped in Barbed Wire, reveals a time when families pooled their meager assets, blood, sweat, and tears to help each other cope with economic stress and other angry  circumstances that fought to hold them in the darkness as they strained to reach the light.  People relied on the kindnesses and help of others as they clawed their ways in the direction of  respectability and a modicum of success.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press