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Of Turkeys and Eagles

Spencer "Bones" Pearson

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ISBN 10: 0964632535 / ISBN 13: 9780964632530
Published by Javelina Press, 1998
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Limited edition (#299 of 500) red hardcover in excellent condition (slight handling). INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to the first owner on the title page. 287 pages. The author's genealogy. [1.1 lbs]. Bookseller Inventory # 48620

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Title: Of Turkeys and Eagles

Publisher: Javelina Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Book by Pearson, Spencer, Pearson, Spencer "Bones"

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

"Some time in the past I ran across a quotation that goes like this: 'How can you soar with eagles when you have to deal with so many turkeys?" "I'm no sure those are the exact words, but they are close enough to emphasize my point: It's nice to associate with the rich and famous, especially if some of it rubs off on you, but when you are flirting around with your family tree, you're going to find a few turkeys. "In case you hadn't thought about it, every time you go back a generation, you double your ancestors-two parents, four grandparents, eight grandparents, etc. Go back eight or 10 generations, and you've got a passel of 'em. All kinds. Turkeys, eagles, saints, sinners, great and not so great. I'm here to tell you bout my family tree. I've been climbing around in it-I should say digging-for some time, and I've found a bunch of 'em. All kinds. You name 'em. But I'm not going to tell you Great-great-grandfather Whatshisname was a great man, or that some other great-great-ancestor was a bum. I'll try to deal with facts, and, perhaps, explain some legend, merely to give you an idea of who my ancestors were. At least, as far as I determined. Now and then, when I can't find enough facts, I'll do a little speculating. When I do, I'll let you know.

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