Inside the Citadel

Inside the Citadel

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Can a Lutheran stockbroker from the Midwest and a Jewish financial headhunter from Great Neck find happiness? Well, maybe, if they climb New York State's biggest mountain together. We're talking Fire Island and the Hamptons and group summer houses and art parties on 57th Street. It's summer, 1972, two new World Trade Center towers reach for the sky and the Dow Jones Industrials bid to top 1000 for the first time. But people are people and problems are problems and Scott Lehmann and Jennifer Cohen encounter their share. Scott pictures himself, in the end, like Gary Cooper in High Noon, flinging his badge to the dust and striding away. But it's not that easy. There's the elusive Jennifer, and the glitter of Wall Street, and the yellow-green, ever-moving translucent numbers...
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About Ken Byerly

Born on a farm in North Carolina, Ken Byerly came of age in Wyoming and Montana. He attended the University of Montana on an athletic scholarship, played football and basketball and graduated in journalism. As editor of the Tidewater News in Franklin, Virginia, Ken won awards from the Virginia Press Association for editorial, news, feature and sports writing. He worked as a reporter for the Washington Post and at age 28 took ship for Europe with meager funds. He traveled widely and lived in Paris and on the Island of Ibiza. Ken specialized in politics and civil rights as a reporter for Newsday in the New York City area. He helped author the sex spoof Naked Came the Stranger and wrote the original book for the musical Cowboy, based on the life of Western painter Charles M. Russell. Ken became a stockbroker in New York City, retired relatively early and with his wife, Priscilla, returned for several years to Montana. He and Priscilla now live in Vermont. With her help, Ken recently completed a multi-year hike of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail.
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