(CreateSpace) Seen through the eyes of a boy living in 1920’s and ’30’s small-town America, this nonfictional story reviews the four business blocks that comprised “downtown” in the village where the author lived, shopped, and went to school. It includes comprehensive descriptions of important events he witnessed at close range, like visits to his town by then-Gov. and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Ryan has written, ghostwritten, or co-authored 35 published nonfiction books, one novel, and one children’s chapter book.