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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (August 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434394360
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434394361
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 4.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thomas Ard Sylvest was born in Provencal, Louisiana in Natchitoches Parish in 1925. At age 16 he finished high school. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics. He presently resides in Gramercy, Louisiana. Send email messages to the author at sylves_t@bellsouth.net

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This memoir is a joy to read, a rare glimpse into the life of a child growing up on a Louisiana farm during the Depression. Mr. Sylvest writes of a way of life that, though once common, has all but disappeared from this country. I grew up in a very different kind of Louisiana -- a more recent one, with cars, running water, electricity, packaged food, and bank accounts -- but I was fascinated by the descriptions of day-to-day life on the Sylvest farm in the 1920's and '30's. If my grandparents were still alive today, these are the kinds of stories that I would pester them for! I highly recommend this book not just for those interested in the place and time period, but for anyone who enjoys good storytelling.
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By DeltaMan on May 18, 2011
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My mother, who grew up in the Harmony community near Provencal, gave me this book as a gift and I couldn't put it down. Knowing some of the family names in the book and having traveled through Provencal hundreds of times, I was fascinated by the descriptions of life in that era. I would highly recommend this book!
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For all of us worried about our times or just curious historians this is a must have book.
Mr. Sylvest spends much of this book telling how it was done. So one could apply this knowledge if need be. One of the few books I've found that apply to the unique challenges of the southern farm.
So you want to be prepared, you are a survivalist or seeking to homestead and be more independent? Here it is, the real world. It has been done before.
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