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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; LRG edition (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478383496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478383499
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,814,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

How does a family build its values and transmit them generation to generation?  That is what The Electric is about.  Joe stands for us all and has the choice of following the difficult path of good, or the seductive path that does not come labelled.  Everything in the book, the physical setting, the language, and the timing of electrification. is authentic.  It is a deeply personal work.  I sincerely hope you enjoy the people and their struggles.

About the Author

Rex Fuller was born in Kansas City to a farmer’s daughter and a seaman’s son, eldest of five in the Baby Boom’s first wave. He was raised in small towns of the heartland, within a day’s drive west of the Mississippi, attended Catholic schools, and married his high school sweetheart (and still is). He holds degrees from Nebraska University (BA & JD) and George Washington University (LLM). He was assigned to duty stations throughout the United States and Europe, but mostly in “the Building.” Now, he is a self-employed lawyer in the Washington, D.C., area. He is undeservedly blessed with wife, son and daughter, all unimaginably beautiful.

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Rex Fuller was born in Kansas City to a farmer's daughter and a seaman's son, in the Baby Boom's first wave, 1947. Raised in small towns of the heartland, within a day's drive west of the Mississippi, he attended Catholic schools and is still married to his high school sweetheart. He holds degrees from the University of Nebraska (BA & JD) and George Washington University (LLM). He was stationed as a military lawyer throughout the United States, often in "the Building," and in Europe. He is now a self-employed lawyer in Southern Maryland and is blessed with his wife, and grown son and daughter, all unimaginably beautiful.

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A lot of people don’t know what it is like to go without electricity - except maybe when the power goes out momentarily in a storm, etc.
Imagine, a life without a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, computer, what we consider basic necessities...
In years past, and surprisingly even at present - some people actually lived without electricity - using out houses for bathrooms, no running water (like turning on a faucet) using blocks of dry ice to keep food cold, salting meat, pork and other meat to keep it from spoiling, using kerosene lanterns for light, and laundering clothes in a tub with a washboard.
Believe it or not: On April 14, 2014 a Navajo couple in Arizona finally receive electricity for the first time.
I picked this novel because I grew up on a farm, and my dog was always by my side, and I know what it is like to be without electricity. I had grandparents and relatives similar to the ones in this story.
But, this novel is about more than electricity ... it’s a mystery, as well as informative on what life was back then and for some, even now. It is a young boy telling you his story of what happened in his life after his dad is killed during World War Two while serving his country.
I love the faith in God that is portrayed in this story. Faith is a wonderful thing ... it can move mountains and save us from many perils in our lifetime. May God’s light and His many blessings shine on you as you read “The Electric”.

Jeannie Walker (Award-Winning Author) "I Saw the Light" - A True Story of a Near-Death Experience
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By nilas on January 29, 2014
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What a little gem of book this is I found! Set in 1946 rural country side with seven year old Joe. Electricity is coming but not without many setbacks and sacrifices. Daily life of living without lighting of any sort, lights come at a cost that most kids today will never realize! Little Joe lives with his Grandpa,Grandma and sisters on a farm. Never without his farm dog. When a stranger comes to their farm. They let him stay and work. Joe finds bones down near their creek, that come to find out are human! The story continues through with drama and keeps you turning the pages! Details and voice are true to the setting and seven year old telling it throughout.
This book was like listening to the stories I heard from my own grandfather and dad, very thoroughly enjoyed!
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I liked the setting and the story kept me interested. Still some unanswered questions ... maybe in a book 2?
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