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An autobiographical account of the hardships and pleasures of frontier life and a boy's desire for an education
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"We Texans have known since This Stubborn Soil first appeared that it is one of the best books ever written about our part of the world, but I think it is more than that. For anyone who cares about what Americans once were like and can feel the full of such antique human traits as endurance and loyalty and persistence in the face of adversity, it is a fine, warm, often sad, often funny and ultimately affirmative work." --John Graves, from the introductionFrom the Back Cover:
In this masterwork of classic Americana, William Owens eloquently recounts his struggle to overcome the harshest of adversaries - poverty and hunger - to earn an education in the small town of Pin Hook, Texas. He recalls in vivid detail how his mother labored to feed her family and hold it together, and how he fought for knowledge in a land that was for the most part illiterate. This is not only the chronicle of one man's insatiable desire for an education, but a rich chapter in the history of Texas. The book was the subject of a Bill Moyers PBS special. (51/2 X 81/4, 320 pages)
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Book Description Nick Lyons Books, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. New Book. First Edition, First Printing (Full Number Line). NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. NOT price-clipped ($17.95 price intact). Published by Nick Lyons Books, 1986. Brown cloth over tan boards with bright gold stamped spine lettering. Book is new with some light spotting along bottom of pages; otherwise clean and unmarked. Tight, sharp corners, bright spine lettering. Dust jacket has light shelf wear. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. No rips, tears, etc. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. Book in un-read condition. 307 pages. ISBN: 0-941130-19-3. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Sag Harbor, New York. Seller Inventory # ABE-14810255851
Book Description Lyons Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110941130193
Book Description Lyons Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0941130193