Perhaps you can’t go home again, but you can return to the campus where so much was new twenty or so years ago, and learn a lot about what is new—and what isn’t. Ralph Maloney went back to Harvard and found that it has changed—but almost exactly as the world has changed.
“Everybody who lives on an island is a little bit crazy. That’s why Manhattan was so much fun before everybody commuted to the mainland.”This is only one of the ample reflections of the man in the story who steps into an aluminum phone booth on another, smaller island and winds up talking to nowhere. Ralph Maloney’s entertaining novel about the rum-running days, THE GREAT BONACKER WHISKEY WAR (Atlantic-Little. Brown), is now at the bookstores.
McAndless, the hero of this new story by Ralph Maloney, got to be World’s Best Bartender not through mere shake-and-stir skill, but because he was something of the autocrat at the barstool. With Mr. Maloney’s talented hand to limn him, McAndless keeps his aplomb right up to Ihe Last Nightcap.
A diligent accumulation of saloon know-how nourishes Mr. Maloney’s writings about booze and bars and the characters who frequent same. The author attended Harvard, served in the Merchant Marine, in the Army, and on Madison Avenue before turning to writing. The Atlantic Monthly Press will soon, publish his light novel about the great days of bootlegging.
The ATLANTIChas found a fresh, and original talent in Ralph Maloney, whose previous stories “Benny” and “Harry W. A. Davis, Jr.” have appeared in its pages over the past year or so. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mr. Maloney served in the Merchant Marine and in the Army and did a six-year stint on Madison Avenue before he quit to write.
A native of Cambridge. Massachusetts, who served in the Merchant Marine and in the Army. Ralph Maloney did a six-year stint on Madison Avenue before he quit to write. He then went into the saloon business as bartender. manager, and front man. ATLANTIC readers who remember his first saloon story, “Benny,” which appeared last August, will enjoy this one.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, RALPH MALONEY graduated from Browne & Nichols and spent the next two years in the Merchant Marine. He entered Harvard in 1947, was drafted in 1950, and after his tour of duty, went to New York to live. His experience in the field of public relations formed the background of his novel, DAILY BREAD, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1960.