If Our Lives be Spared
Three Generations of an American Family in Central New York
By (author) Terrance Keenan
Normal Price: $58.81
Your Price: $52.93 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.88! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.65 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
If Our Lives be Spared by Terrance Keenan
Book DescriptionTerrance Keenan employs a unique and fresh approach to historical narrative. His prudent use of a rich collection of family documents elevates the genre to new levels of interest, reflection, and scholarship. The result is a remarkably palpable, highly accessible, and intellectually provocative reconstruction of lives lived in epochs past. Spanning a period of eighty years, the book depicts a nineteenth-century central New York family grappling with shifting mores, civil war, and vast changes in technology, transportation, culture, education, and even regional landscape. In firsthand, sometimes intimate accounts these frontier people, business entrepreneurs - men, women and children - tell who they were, where their travels took them, what went on in their hearts and minds, and how they were affected by historical forces greater than themselves. Carefully edited diaries, letters, and journals show how greed and betrayal, trial and triumph, and star-crossed romance informed the emotional and material fortunes of the Collin/Knapp families. Here are true stories of generational conflict, human relations, and accomplishment shaped by time, place, custom, and kinship. This revealing work will be an abundant and entertaining experience for the general reader as well as an invaluable asset to students of American cultural history, frontier life and culture, American diaries and letters as literature, modernization, and historiography.
Buy If Our Lives be Spared book by Terrance Keenan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780815608608
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Terrance Keenan
Zen Encounters with Loneliness, Paperback (October 2014)» View all books by Terrance Keenan
"Previously published as St. Nadie in Winter: Zen Encounters with Loneliness. (Boston: Journey Editions, 2001)."
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about If Our Lives be Spared book by Terrance Keenan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Terrance Keenan
Terrance Keenan is a former rare books and manuscripts librarian, poet, artist, and Zen Buddhist monk. His books and essays include St. Nadie in Winter: Zen Encounters with Loneliness, Practicing Eternity: Poems, and Standing Where Roads Converge: The Thomas Merton Papers at Syracuse University. He lives in Monkton, Maryland.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687