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Little Heathens

Author : Mildred Armstrong Kalish
ISBN : 0553903780
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I tell of a time, a place, and a way of life long gone. For many years I have had the urge to describe that treasure trove, lest it vanish forever. So, partly in response to the basic human instinct to share feelings and experiences, and partly for the sheer joy and excitement of it all, I report on my early life. It was quite a romp. So begins Mildred Kalish’s story of growing up on her grandparents’ Iowa farm during the depths of the Great Depression. With her father banished from the household for mysterious transgressions, five-year-old Mildred and her family could easily have been overwhelmed by the challenge of simply trying to survive. This, however, is not a tale of suffering. Kalish counts herself among the lucky of that era. She had caring grandparents who possessed—and valiantly tried to impose—all the pioneer virtues of their forebears, teachers who inspired and befriended her, and a barnyard full of animals ready to be tamed and loved. She and her siblings and their cousins from the farm across the way played as hard as they worked, running barefoot through the fields, as free and wild as they dared. Filled with recipes and how-tos for everything from catching and skinning a rabbit to preparing homemade skin and hair beautifiers, apple cream pie, and the world’s best head cheese (start by scrubbing the head of the pig until it is pink and clean), Little Heathens portrays a world of hardship and hard work tempered by simple rewards. There was the unsurpassed flavor of tender new dandelion greens harvested as soon as the snow melted; the taste of crystal clear marble-sized balls of honey robbed from a bumblebee nest; the sweet smell from the body of a lamb sleeping on sun-warmed grass; and the magical quality of oat shocking under the light of a full harvest moon. Little Heathens offers a loving but realistic portrait of a “hearty-handshake Methodist” family that gave its members a remarkable legacy of kinship, kindness, and remembered pleasures. Recounted in a luminous narrative filled with tenderness and humor, Kalish’s memoir of her childhood shows how the right stuff can make even the bleakest of times seem like “quite a romp.” From the Hardcover edition.

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Eine Geschichte Des Amerikanischen Volkes

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The Routledge History Of Rural America

Author : Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
ISBN : 9781135054984
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First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Depression Dilemmas Of Rural Iowa 1929 1933

Author : Lisa L. Ossian
ISBN : 9780826272683
Genre : History
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To many rural Iowans, the stock market crash on New York’s Wall Street in October 1929 seemed an event far removed from their lives, even though the effects of the crash became all too real throughout the state. From 1929 to 1933, the enthusiastic faith that most Iowans had in Iowan President Herbert Hoover was transformed into bitter disappointment with the federal government. As a result, Iowans directly questioned their leadership at the state, county, and community levels with a renewed spirit to salvage family farms, demonstrating the uniqueness of Iowa’s rural life. Beginning with an overview of the state during 1929, Lisa L. Ossian describes Iowa’s particular rural dilemmas, evoking, through anecdotes and examples, the economic, nutritional, familial, cultural, industrial, criminal, legal, and political challenges that engaged the people of the state. The following chapters analyze life during the early Depression: new prescriptions for children’s health, creative housekeeping to stretch resources, the use of farm “playlets” to communicate new information creatively and memorably, the demise of the soft coal mining industry, increased violence within the landscape, and the movement to end Prohibition. The challenges faced in the early Great Depression years between 1929 and 1933 encouraged resourcefulness rather than passivity, creativity rather than resignation, and community rather than hopelessness. Of particular interest is the role of women within the rural landscape, as much of the increased daily work fell to farm women during this time. While the women addressed this work simply as “making do,” Ossian shows that their resourcefulness entailed complex planning essential for families’ emotional and physical health. Ossian’s epilogue takes readers into the Iowa of today, dominated by industrial agriculture, and asks the reader to consider if this model that stemmed from Depression-era innovation is sustainable. Her rich rural history not only helps readers understand the particular forces at work that shaped the social and physical landscape of the past but also traces how these landscapes have continued in various forms for almost eighty years into this century.

Read On History

Author : Tina Frolund
ISBN : 9781610694322
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Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

Iowa

Author : Jeri Freedman
ISBN : 1448800374
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Iowa, as well as general facts about the state.

Rekorder

Author : John Darnielle
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In einer Videothek in einer Kleinstadt inmitten Iowas tauchen seltsame und unheimliche Filmschnipsel auf den Leihkassetten auf. Dunkle und grobkörnige Szenen, die in einer Scheune aufgenommen wurden. Sie dauern nur ein paar Minuten und zeigen möglicherweise S/M-Spiele, vielleicht sogar eine Folterung. Der Videotheksmitarbeiter Jeremy will nichts mit der Sache zu tun haben, doch als die Dorflehrerin Stephanie die Scheune in den Videos wiedererkennt, muss er handeln. Die Suche nach der Wahrheit hinter den Videos führt Jeremy und Stephanie in die Vergangenheit.

Remembered Childhoods

Author : Jeffrey E. Long
ISBN : 1591581745
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Presents a guide to more than 2,800 autobiographies published between 1725 and 2007 arranged in categories that reflect shared themes and characteristics.

Oscar

Author : Dr. David Dosa
ISBN : 9783426558539
Genre : Self-Help
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Wenn sich Oscar, der Stationskater, zu einem Patienten auf das Bett legt, dann wissen Doktor Dosa und die Schwestern des Pflegeheims, dass es so weit ist. Denn Oscar spürt, wann ein Mensch sterben wird. Schnurrend schmiegt er sich an ihn – und bleibt bis zum letzten Atemzug. Oscar gibt Sterbenden, was ihnen von den Menschen oft verwehrt wird: tröstenden Beistand am Lebensende.

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