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This Old Tractor: A Treasury of Vintage Tractors and Family Farm Memories Hardcover – April 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Crestline Books (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785827749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785827740
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,962,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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". . .full of fascinating pictures, both painting and photographs, but spiced up with essays by some of the great American farm writers . . . ." -- Dave Woods' Book Report

"Beautiful pictures and trip down memory lane for lovers of Old Iron. This makes a great present for a loved one." -- Small Farm Today

"Here's a winner for the Heartland of America and everyone who appreciates the impact of motorized equipment on the farm." -- Old Cars Weekly News and Marketplace --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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 This delightful collection contains memorable stories penned by Garrison Keillor, Roger Welsch, E.B. White, Patricia Penton Leimbach, Bill Holm, Ben Logan, Jim Heynen, Sara De Luca, Marjorie Myers Douglas, Jerry L. Twedt, and Robert Amerson. Contemporary farm photography and artwork from Grant Wood, Bob Artley, Charles Freitag, and Francis Lee Jaques accompany and complement (compliment) the text.  These stories are nostalgic, sentimental, and sometimes humorous, all paying homage to life on the farm.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer on April 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you're a fan of vintage tractors, a farmer, or a collector, THIS OLD TRACTOR: A TREASURY OF VINTAGE TRACTORS AND FAMILY FARM MEMORIES is for you. Plenty of black and white and color photos throughout keep the vintage and modern tractor shots captivating for browsing or study, while recollections by farmers and tractor workers bring back memories of activities and concerns surrounding them. Celebrations of generations of farmers provide essays ranging from a husband's efforts to get more tractors on his farm under his wife's very nose to the experience of threshing day.
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