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Living a Country Year
By Jerry Apps

Living a Country Year

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Living a Country Year by Jerry Apps

Book Description

Many of us have dreams of a simple rural life, and in this book, Apps brings color and detail to those dreams - the story of growing up on a dairy farm in the 1940's and making his year our own. Telling a tale for each month of the year in the heart of the country, Apps takes us into a time and world now vanished for good: skating on frozen ponds on a moonlit night: driving the farmworkesr's Model T at the age of 10; learning to ride bareback; recovering form polio by driving a tractor; overcoming stage fright at the annual Christmas program; letting of fireworks...Wearing hard-earned wisdom lightly, Apps is a delightful, warm-hearted companion, witty and profound in turns, as he takes us through a long-gone country year.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760328408
ISBN-10: 0760328404
Format: Hardback
(184mm x 127mm x 21mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jerry Apps

Jerry Apps is a professor emeritus of agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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