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The Seasons Of America Past

Author : Eric Sloane
ISBN : 9780486442204
Genre : History
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Seventy-five illustrations depict cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps, stump-pulling equipment, plows, and other elements of America's rural heritage. A section of old recipes and household hints adds additional color.

Our Vanishing Landscape

Author : Eric Sloane
ISBN : 9780486436784
Genre : History
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This book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era with fascinating accounts of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes, waterwheels and icehouses, colorful road signs and their painters, circus folk, and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a milestone of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations.

A Museum Of Early American Tools

Author : Eric Sloane
ISBN : 9780486463032
Genre : House & Home
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This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

Abc Book Of Early Americana

Author : Eric Sloane
ISBN : 9780486498089
Genre : History
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Looks at implements, inventions, and everyday items from early American life as well as examining schoolhouses and classroom equipment.

Local Wonders

Author : Ted Kooser
ISBN : 080327811X
Genre : Literary Collections
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In the "quietest magnificent book IUve ever read" (Jim Harrison, author of "Legends of the Fall") Ted Kooser describes with exquisite detail and humor the place he calls home in the rolling hills of southeastern Nebraska--an area known as the Bohemian Alps--where nothing is too big or too small for his attention.

An Age Of Barns

Author : Eric Sloane
ISBN : MINN:31951000033858H
Genre : Architecture
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Portrays how Americans lived in the past and shows how they reasoned and what their attitude toward life was--their personal aspirations and national purpose.

When Saturday Mattered Most

Author : Mark Beech
ISBN : 9780312548186
Genre : Education
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Traces the uplifting parallel stories of the 1958 Army football team and the controversial coach who inspired such stars as Vince Lombardi, placing their achievements against a backdrop of the dawn of professional football while citing the achievements of such figures as Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins and decorated Vietnam hero Bill Carpenter.

The Last Season

Author : Stuart Stevens
ISBN : 9780385353021
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels. After growing up in Jackson, Stuart Stevens built a successful career as a writer and political consultant. But in the fall of 2012, not long after he turned sixty, the presidential campaign he'd worked on suffered a painful defeat. Grappling with a profound sense of loss and mortality, he began asking himself some tough questions, not least about his relationship with his father. The two of them had spent little time together for decades. He made a resolution: to invite his father to attend a season of Ole Miss football games together, as they'd done when college football provided a way for his father to guide him through childhood--and to make sense of the troubled South of the 1960s. Now, driving to and from the games, and cheering from the stands, they take stock of their lives as father and son, and as individuals, reminding themselves of their unique, complicated, precious bond. Poignant and full of heart, but also irreverent and often hilarious, The Last Season is a powerful story of parents and children and of the importance of taking a backward glance together while you still can.

Shame

Author : Shelby Steele
ISBN : 9780465040551
Genre : Social Science
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The greatest barrier to racial equality today is not overt racism, Shelby Steele argues in [Title TK], but white liberals. Under the guise of benevolence, liberals today maintain their position of power over blacks by continuing to cast them as victims in need of saving. This ideology underlies liberal social policies from affirmative action to welfare, which actually exacerbate racial inequality rather than mitigating it. Drawing on empirical data as well as his own personal experience, Steele demonstrates that these policies have not only failed, but have made it impossible to address the problems that plague the modern black community, and have ensured that black Americans will never be truly equal to their white countrymen, in their own minds or in practice. Forthright and persuasive, [Title TK] offers an unflinching look at the failures of liberalism and a compelling case that a return to conservative principles is the only way forward for African Americans—and for the nation.

American Barns And Covered Bridges

Author : Eric Sloane
ISBN : 9780486425610
Genre : Art
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This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes accompany accurate line drawings of barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, and more. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.

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