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Writings of Anthony Buccino
Belleville native Anthony Buccino has collected in this book his favorite and your most-requested writings about life and growing up in Belleville, New Jersey.
Greetings From Belleville New Jersey, Collected writings is Buccino's fourth collection of essays but the first wholly dedicated to his writings about Belleville.
More than forty essays and reflections on everything from junior high school bullies to selling pretzels for Ed Strat (Belle Maid) at Belleville High School football games at Municipal Stadium.
Buccino's first collection of Belleville-only writings
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If you ever commuted to work, you'll enjoy reading Anthony Buccino's latest collection This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter about the joys and follies of getting to and from work in the city using metropolitan public transit. Get the book now.
New and collected writings
A Re-Enactment of the Normandy Invasion
At Lake Erie in Conneaut, Ohio
D-Day Conneaut brings together the die-hard re-enactors (most will sleep in their bivouac during the event) with vendors of nearly everything a collector needs from belt buckles and canteens to steel-pot helmets (for various armies) and a replica side-car motorcycle.
Anthony Buccino joined nearly 20,000 re-enactors and visitors at 2013's gathering on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 on the shore of Lake Erie at Conneaut Township Park in Conneaut, Ohio.
The re-enactors recreated the camps, the training and carnage of the D-Day landing on Normandy beaches in France on June 6, 1944.
Buccino also researched and met local veterans of the D-Day invasion. He has written about survivors and the fallen from Belleville and Nutley, N.J. Between the two small northern New Jersey towns, at least 70 young men perished in the Normandy invasion of Fortress Europe and V-E Day. Nutley lost 92 sons who died in WWII. More than 110 Belleville sons died in WWII.
Here are links Buccino's D-Day and World War II research.
NEW & RECENT:
A large brown envelope arrived recently. It contained copies of
letters I wrote to
This whole beach
thing, changing, badges, outside shower,
How many times have riders looked north from NJ
There are always people milling at Port
Authority bus terminal.
The first car I bought was
a 1963 VW Bug in 1972.
his 40 years of woodwork, windows and framing,
Two boys can always get along, but a third
Those last weeks of high
school seemed nothing more than a blur
I never had much love for
school. I was ready to drop out
The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth. Psalms 25:8
For a while, anyway
Shepherd dazzled the audience
with a proficient
A Father's Place - An Eclectic Collection
Belleville Sons Honor Roll - Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom
Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey collected writings
Martha Stewart Doesn't Live Here Anymore and other essays
Nutley Sons Honor Roll - Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom
Rambling Round - Inside and Outside at the Same Time
Retrieving Labrador Days dog tales in prose and verse
Collect 'em all!
New Jersey author Anthony Buccino published more than fifteen books including four essay collections, three military history books and seven full-length poetry collections. He has been called '“New Jersey’s Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’ His stories of the 1960s earned a SPJ-NJ Excellence in Journalism award. His transit blog on NJ.com earned a SPJ-NJ Excellence in Journalism award. His poem At The Vet has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
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