We Were Wise Fools

We Were Wise Fools by Paul H. Robeson

We Were Wise Fools by Paul H. Robeson

We Were Wise Fools gives an everyday look into the life of an ordinary young man living in the 1950s and early 1960s. This journal based memoir gives a view of life, love, and growing up in a post WWII blue-collar area and the struggle to better oneself as one finds out more and more about life and the lives around us.  The book provides a glimpse at the times, places and what was happening as history unfolded in suburban Pennsylvania.

This 264 page book contains original photographs (179) of the areas of Scranton and Kutztown, Pennsylvania, as well as Robeson’s stay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVA-11).

An easy read for fans of history of all ages.


Cover Price:$18.00

Available for a limited time at a special “New Release” discount price of $9.32 (+tax, shipping & handling).

Paperback: 264 Pages
Product Dimensions
: 5.5 x 8.5 x .75
Shipping Weight: 14 oz.
Photographs: 179
ISBN-10: 0983560102
ISBN-13: 978-0983560104
What a sun-filled Philadelphia rainy afternoon read. I thoroughly enjoyed touring the ports of call with the US navy and reminiscing down the halls and walkways of Kutztown.The book comfortably places our times, silly through significant, in a capsule that leads me to new insights about its author, and having shared many of the same historical milestones and social and educational experiences, and about me as well.As present day seniors we can view with a heightened degree of sophistication to well appreciate the days when we were naive struggling sophomores.  This bio is a gem filled with life for me to read and re-read as a lasting treasure.”

Sheldon Strober
Artist – Philadelphia, PA

WE WERE WISE FOOLS – is a book that was beautifully written – and just published –by a dear friend and former shipmate on USS INTREPID (CVA-11)!!!  It is a fascinating story of his experiences – and many of my own – aboard that great ship of the line. The young people in your life will likely be inspired to follow in Paul’s footsteps as “sailors” on ships of the greatest Navy the world has ever known!!!

Barry Clark

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