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Thomas Nelson Community College English Professor, Dr. Victor Thompson has published a book, “Safe at Home: Baseball and Other Forms of Life in a Small New Jersey Town.” The book is a collection of essays and stories written over many years about his childhood hometown in Northern New Jersey. “I wanted to make sure that my memories of growing up in New Jersey during the Eisenhower times were kept for generations to come,” Thompson said. On Wednesday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m., Thompson is inviting the community to attend a presentation during which he will discuss excerpts from his book. The presentation will take place in the Espada Conference Center in Moore Hall on the College’s Hampton campus.
This book is the result of Thompson’s passion for baseball and his interest in sharing his life experiences growing up in New Jersey as a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers during the Eisenhower times. One of the essays included in the book, “My Father’s Glove” received an award and was published in the Daily Press in 1988.