My father has a first-series Tom Swift hardcover that he hollowed out when he was a kid. He built a crystal radio that fit inside. He figured it was the kind of thing Tom Swift would do, and I think he was right.
I loved Tom Swift -- it was already in re-publication when I was a kid. Hardy Boys. Tom Sawyer. All of that. We go off into the woods near our neighborhood and recreate those stories all over again. Cowboys and Indians. Re-fight World War II based on the stories our fathers told us. It was glorius.
I have actually owned the top Swift title, can't tell about the others. And the Twain as well.(But why is my "Not-Spam" identification word below "Oustrati"?)
Hello all thanks for reading and commenting.Gerard- I'm jut blue-skying here -- you know, throwing things out there; running it up the flagpole to see who salutes; throwing it against the wall to see what sticks -- at any rate -- just two guys talking here; just taking a stab at it; it's just one man's opinion: You should read that Twain book you own. It's pretty good. Oustrati is better than castrati.
Mine were all weekly reader book club editions. Oh well, still read and loved them all the same.
I had a number of the Tom Swift books, as well as more of the Rick Brant Science Adventures. All much newer editions than in your picture. Such memories. I was certain that I would be able to buy my own plane by the time I could drive! That didn't happen but it was a great dream.
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