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LEANING INTO THE WILD Memoirs of an Immigrant Prairie Farm Boy (Signed copy)

JACOBSEN, Larry G.

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ISBN 10: 141076804X / ISBN 13: 9781410768049
Published by 1st Books, United States, 2005
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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(USA) First Soft Cover Edition SIGNED BY AUTHOR, no othe rmarkings, Fine as New. Illus wraps, 309pp. B&W photos. The author came to Canada from Denmark to fram in Alberta and do mining jobs in British Columbia Canada. (1.8 JM FO 4/2 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 48042

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Title: LEANING INTO THE WILD Memoirs of an ...

Publisher: 1st Books, United States

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st.

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This is a humorous story about an awkward runt - a misfit growing up on a farm on the western prairies during a time of few radios and no electricity or plumbing. It's an account of a boy ina large poverty-stricken family coming of age and making his way into the workforce. The book has scores of photos and gives the reader vivid insights into farm life during the nineteen thirties and forties. The reader will also experience life in the rugged logging, mining and construction camps. Here you will meet some of the extraordinary characters the author toiled and drank with - a special breed of men who not only worked hard, but played hard too. Underground mining was dangerous, but more of these men were killed at the wheels of their cars, than in the mines. The author also tried sales - first vacuum cleaners door to door and later real estate. By the age of forty the author had used up nine lives, as well as having other narrow scrapes. At age forty-four he entered graduate school for an MBA despite only a Grade X education and later launched a rewarding consulting career.

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Larry came to Canada from Denmark when he was a baby. and grew up on farms in, BC and  Alberta. He worked in farming, logging, saw mills, diamond drilling, and on oil-rigs, as well as brief periods in sales.   Before getting into construction work, he spent thirteen years as an underground "hardrock" miner In 1980 he incorporated his own consulting company, which has done work for over fifty clients in BC, Alberta and Yukon. Larry is the third oldest of twelve children, but has only three of his own. He and his wife live in Port Coquitlam. In addition to writing, golfing and teaching computer courses, he plays snooker, and is a scrabble player and a crossword puzzle fan.

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