The Lusty Life of Loon Lake Lloyd: WWII Marine, Logger and Resort Owner 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0967550107
ISBN-10: 0967550106
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Binford & Mort Pubs; 2 edition (November 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967550106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967550107
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,534,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "dumbas" on February 19, 2003
LLoyd and Ellen, you have outdone yourself. The stories are funny , to the point, and written in down to earth fashion such as Mark Twain. The book may not be politically correct, but you will read it with a smile on your face and and a chuckle in your heart. It brings back many familiar adventures when I was a kid growing up in the back woods of Oregon. The Pen and Ink renderings of Ellen Keeland to illustrate the stories is impecable. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "fishhugger2" on February 9, 2003
Lloyd Keeland is an American Icon. He has been there done that. As a former Marine in WWII I can attest to his heroics in surviving Iwo Jima. He was one of the few that survived the entire campaign somewhat intact. His yarns about the logging industry brought back some great memories for me. Again, he knows his stuff. Some of the episodes at Loon Lake were indeed hilarious, they were also very believable. Some of those goofy happenings I have been through so I can vouch for their authenticity. Anyone who knows the Northwest or has an interest in our history should enjoy Lusty Lloyd, he is a classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Thessen on January 18, 2003
Soon after moving to the Northwest I read The Lusty Life of Loon Lake Lloyd. The stories are rich and provided great insight into the culture and history of Oregon and the region. I knew many ole' timers just like 'Lloyd' back in Colorado. Individualistic, hard-nosed and harder working, honest (perhaps too honest), self-reliant; sage men, full of the kind of wisdom that you can't get necessarily from a book. The art renderings and the stories are authentic, unique, and well worth the read.
Michael Thessen
Eugene, Oregon
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jess Thomas on February 7, 2003
A MUST read for everyone. Anyone that would like to see what life was like for the people who built this country will enjoy this book. It does not matter which side of the fence you are on you will enjoy it and if you are like alot of people today and don't do much but sit on the fence you will enjoy it too. A book about people this country should be taking better care of now ie better healthcare and prescription drugs for our older Americans
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patti on January 20, 2003
...actually, not "one of a kind" but one from that greatest generation!! As the daughter of a WW11 vet and a logger, I could really appreciate the stories, real as they were, of Lloyd's war days and logging. Ellen did a great job of capturing his colorful character as Lloyd "told it like it was"! Her illustrations certainly captured the picture forming in my mind as I visualized his antics! We all need to take lessons from this hard working guy with the great sense of humor & zest for life!! Great reading!!
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By A Customer on December 30, 2002
From Capital Press "The View From Here" reviewer Bill Duncan:
"There's 207 true stories about otters, cows, elk, deer, raccoons and mink, sandwiched in with stories of fights, floods and shootings - all part of the folklore of the Northwest.
"Lloyd's stories remind me of yarns told by Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Plain and simple stories about people and life.
"A lifetime of funny anectdotes, by a legend in his own time.
"I assure you it's a hoot. It's our heritage and history."
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From The Eugene Register Guard's Gift Guide - "Reviewer Faris Cassell surveys 10 books that any reader in the Pacific Northwest would love to cozy up with this winter" - 12/9/2001
"Ellen Keeland of Loon Lake decided the stories that her husband, Lloyd, constantly told about himself and his friends and neighbors were an important part of the area's folk history. And so, over the years, she wrote them down.
"Here are stories by the longtime gyppo logger and Loon Lake lodge owner, illustrated with his wife's drawings and photographs. The stories are warm, funny, folksy, working class and, as the author correctly recognized, an invaluable glimpse into a disappearing back-country Oregon."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Digger on January 20, 2003
The Lusty Life of Loon Lake Lloyd is the funniest, down to earth book I have ever read! His vivid descriptions mentally place you in each funny situation.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jack Nelson on January 24, 2003
Your wording is so real. I used to hang around my father in his time off from working in the woods. I have ordered four books because I want my four kids (all grown) to get an idea of what he lived when he was a younger man. This book will do it much better than I ever could. I'm sure all burned out old loggers will love your book. Even my wife likes it.
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