Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN


John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  formersouthsideboy@gmail.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY
    http://chuckmanportstanley.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BOWMAN: PRESIDENTS 1952 - 36-CARD COMPLETE SET - PLUS WRAPPERS AND SOME BACKS FROM 1956 TOPPS RE-ISSUE - SET DESCRIPTION

I am not a fan of the kind of patriotic images contained in this set, but some of the artwork is striking. The cards are an interesting reflection of 1950s' American attitudes. The descriptions on the card backs might well have come from fifth-grade American history books of the time, finding merit in every president when in fact a number were poor figures and even scoundrels. But, of course, it was kids in the fifth grade buying the cards. The Topps Company bought Bowman in 1956, and it re-issued these cards, originally published in 1952, in 1956 with new graphics on the backs although the same words. Bowman tended generally to issue small set, perhaps in effort to reduce risk. This one however is extremely small at 36 cards. Also as was often the case with Bowman, the backs of the cards are extremely plain.


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS 1952 - FIVE-CENT WAX PACK - REISSUE AFTER TOPPS BOUGHT COMPANY 1956


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS 1952 - REISSUE AFTER TOPPS BOUGHT COMPANY 1956 - ONE-CENT WRAPPER FOR REISSUE

Saturday, October 18, 2008

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 001 - WASHINGTON TAKES COMMAND

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 002 - DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 003 - GEORGE WASHINGTON

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 004 - JOHN ADAMS

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 005 - THOMAS JEFFERSON

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 006 - JAMES MADISON

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 007 - BURNING THE WHITE HOUSE

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 008 - JAMES MONROE

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 009 - JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 010 - ANDREW JACKSON

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 011 - MARTIN VAN BUREN

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 012 - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 013 - JOHN TYLER

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 014 - JAMES K. POLK

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 015 - ZACHARY TAYLOR

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 016 - MILLARD FILLMORE

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 017 - FRANKLIN PIERCE

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 018 - JAMES BUCHANAN

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 019 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 020 - ANDREW JOHNSON

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 021 - ULYSSES S. GRANT

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 022 - RUTHERFORD B. HAYES

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 023 - JAMES A. GARFIELD

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 024 - CHESTER A. ARTHUR

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 025 - GROVER CLEVELAND

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 026 - BENJAMIN HARRISON

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 027 - WILLIAM MCKINLEY

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 028 - THEODORE ROOSEVELT

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 029 - WILLIAM H. TAFT

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 030 - WOODROW WILSON

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 031 - WARREN G. HARDING

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 032 - CALVIN COOLIDGE

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 033 - HERBERT HOOVER

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 034 - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 035 - HARRY S. TRUMAN

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 036 - DWIGHT EISENHOWER

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 001 - REISSUE AFTER TOPPS BOUGHT COMPANY 1956 - CARD 01 - BACK

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS - BOWMAN PRESIDENTS - 1952 - CARD 001 - ORIGINAL BOWMAN BACK

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARD- BOWMAN - 1953 - ANTIQUE AUTOS - CARD 002 - CORBIN

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARD- BOWMAN - 1953 - ANTIQUE AUTOS - CARD 003 - PULLMAN RACER

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARD- BOWMAN - 1953 - ANTIQUE AUTOS - CARD 004 - FIAT RACER

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARD- BOWMAN - 1953 - ANTIQUE AUTOS - CARD 005 - CADILLAC

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARD- BOWMAN - 1953 - ANTIQUE AUTOS - CARD 006 - POPE-HARTFORD

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARD- BOWMAN - 1953 - ANTIQUE AUTOS - CARD 007 - WHITE STEAMER

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARD- BOWMAN - 1953 - ANTIQUE AUTOS - CARD 008 - CHALMERS-DETROIT

JOHN CHUCKMAN NON-SPORTS TRADING CARD- BOWMAN - 1953 - ANTIQUE AUTOS - CARD 009 - GAETH