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Don't call me Ma

Samuel Churchill

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ISBN 10: 0385084811 / ISBN 13: 9780385084819
Published by Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1977
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1977,1977 First Edition, First Printing, Fine Book, Very Good price clipped jacket, 201 clean tight unmarked pages, bottom edges are purple dyed, signed by the author on the half title page *signature only, two maps preceding page one, twelve full pages of b/w photos in three sections, book has tan boards with 1/3 brown cloth covered spine, gold lettering on the spine, jacket is cream color with blue and brown lettering, a b/w illustrated front cover. Bookseller Inventory # 005123

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Title: Don't call me Ma

Publisher: Doubleday, Garden City, NY

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"Don't call me Ma" Sam Churchill's mother admonished, "Calves call their mothers 'Ma'" This is a true story of a transplanted Boston lady and her logger husband as they made a home in the Northwest woods. Sam Churchill grew up there, loving every minute of it. At this remote spot, the stars were the streetlights, and God was everywhere. Sam's memory makes it live again.

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Sam Churchill, born in 1911 at Astoria, Oregon. Lived in the logging camp about 20 miles from Astoria. He graduated from Seaside High School, attended Santa Ana junior college in California, then the University of Oregon. Served in the Navy in World War II, moved to the Yakima Valley in Washington. Wrote for the Yakima daily papers for 23 years. He wrote a popular column called Sam's Valley for the paper, wrote a book, Big Sam, published by Doubleday and Co., and magazine articles. Retired in l974, moved back to his favorite place, Astoria where he was close to the forest he loved. He married Dorothy Sheller in 1940,and had 3 children, Susan, Alan and Sam. Sam died in 1991 at age 80.

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