The American Family Farm (Motorbooks Classic)

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Since the earliest settlers, farming has been an integral part of American culture and society. Far from a vestige of the past, the family farm remains both a cherished and a vital staple of life in nearly every corner of the country. This stroll down memory lane presents the sights, sounds, and experiences of life on the American farm from the early 19th century to today. It takes you through the seasons and all phases of farm life, from plowing and planting to surviving the brutal winters. Recollections of farmers of today and yesterday are presented alongside stunning black-and-white and color photos.

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Hans Halberstadt studied documentary film in college and later took up writing, authoring or co-authoring more than fifty books. Most of his books have been on military subjects, especially U.S. special operations forces, armor, and artillery. He has also written extensively about farming and railroads. Halberstadt served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam. He and his wife, April, live in San Jose, California.

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Three cheers for Halberstadt (Demolition Equipment, Motorbks. Internat., 1996) for this pictorial history of the American family farm in the 20th century. The family farm, owned and operated by a family who lives and works on the land and obtains most or all of its income from farming, is the mainstay of American agriculture. Over 200 black-and-white and color photographs and accompanying text portray a panorama of farm life, from yesterday's families, who farmed with horses, sickles, and steam-operated tools, to modern families who use the latest equipment. Describing the functions that take place on a farm throughout the year, Halberstadt offers a glimpse of some of the economic and social problems farming families now face. Interviews with farmers around the country from a variety of backgrounds and using a variety of strategies provide additional insights into the joys and frustrations of farming as a livelihood. This fact-filled tribute is guaranteed to educate all readers. Highly recommended.?Irwin Weintraub, Rutgers Univ. Lib., New Brunswick, N.J.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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