Telly's Torch

  • Published: May 2004
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 390
  • Size: 6.5x10
  • ISBN: 9781412011495
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This fictional, coming-of-age autobiography is well researched and describes in detail much of the early 20th Century times and customs. Peter and Katina Yiopoulos, formerly school teachers in Greece, emigrating to America in 1893. They gave birth to three sons. Telly, as the youngest, was born in 1900.

Live with Telly as he grows through his childhood, youth, and manhood, World War I, and the 1916 and 1920 Olympics. Read and feel this budding young athlete's effort, anguish, tribulations, determination, victories, and defeats in his numerous interesting incidents, predicaments, and romances.

  • Learn how Telly got his name from his godfathers.
  • Enjoy the time Telly and his friend played "Mailmen."
  • What happened when Telly rode a new red wagon?
  • Read how he overcame smoking at the age of 7.
  • Who was Daphne? Why did she leave school?
  • How did Telly and his friends create a horrendous situation with a huge flow of soapsuds?
  • What does a twelve-year-old boy do when he has a natural inclination to play sports and his mother insists he become a concert violinist? In 1912, this became Telly's life-altering dilemma.
  • Telly secretly participated in sports. Keeping this from his mother was difficult but he played baseball whenever he could.
  • Why, after many years of diligent field and track training and ultimate qualifications, were thousands of athletes denied the opportunity to participate in the 1916 Olympics?
  • What were Barbara's two mishaps?
  • Read about Telly's harrowing experiences in World War I.
  • How did Telly learn to paint with Marcelle?
  • Who did Telly meet at the Eiffel Tower and the Moulin Rouge?
  • Who were Daphne, Barbara, Linda, Marcelle, Elly, Nancy, Roselle and Kris?

Telly tells all in Telly's Torch.

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