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Uncle Henry Wallace : letters to farm families /
edited by Zachary Michael Jack.
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West Lafayette, IN : Purdue University, c2008.
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xviii, 199 p.
ISBN
1557534934, 9781557534934
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West Lafayette, IN : Purdue University, c2008.
isbn
1557534934
9781557534934
catalogue key
6631076
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Reference & Research Book News, November 2008
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These homespun tails show that Wallace never lost sight of his roots even though as he hobnobbed with US Presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, anchored the prestigious Country Life Commission, and edited the most famous agricultural magazine of its day, Wallaces' Farmer.
Main Description
Back in print for the first time in over a century, the real heart and soul of the eldest Henry Wallace is revealed in his open letters to America's farm families. These homespun, secular epistles show that Wallace never lost sight of his roots even as he hobnobbed with U.S. Presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, anchored the prestigious Country Life Commission, and edited the most famous agricultural magazine of its day, Wallaces' Farmer. Who better to yoke the sacred, agrarian arts of stewardship, husbandry, and parenting than writer-philosopher-farmer-conservationist-minister-educator-public benefactor extraordinaire Uncle Henry Wallace, the man who planted the seeds of honorable public service in his own world-famous son and grandson, Secretary of Agriculture Henry C. Wallace and Vice President and Presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace, respectively.
Main Description
Back in print for the first time in over a century, the real heart and soul of the eldest Henry Wallace is revealed in his open letters to America's farm families. These homespun, secular epistles show that Wallace never lost sight of his roots even as he hobnobbed with U.S. Presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, anchored the prestigious Country Life Commission, and edited the most famous agricultural magazine of its day, Wallaces' Farmer . Who better to yoke the sacred, agrarian arts of stewardship, husbandry, and parenting than writer-philosopher-farmer-conservationist-minister-educator-public benefactor extraordinaire Uncle Henry Wallace, the man who planted the seeds of honorable public service in his own world-famous son and grandson, Secretary of Agriculture Henry C. Wallace and Vice President and Presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace, respectively. Culled from more than a half dozen volumes of Wallace's writing for farm families, Uncle Henry Wallace: Letters to Farm Families captures the spirit of a man journalist Ray Stannard Baker called "a sort of oracle for advice on everything from the best ways of feeding calves to bringing up boys." Compiled and introduced by fourth-generation Iowa farmer's son Zachary Michael Jack, himself the great-grandson of famed agricultural writer Walter Thomas Jack, these timeless, down-to-earth missives that are meant to be shared, then as now, between farm-loving grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children, and teachers and students of all ages.
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Back in print for the first time in over a century, the real heart and soul of the eldest Henry Wallace is revealed in his open letters to America's farm families. These homespun, secular epistles show that Wallace never lost sight of his roots even as he hobnobbed with U.S. Presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, anchored the prestigious Country Life Commission, and edited the most famous agricultural magazine of its day, Wallaces' Farmer. Who better to yoke the sacred, agrarian arts of stewardship, husbandry, and parenting than writer-philosopher-farmer-conservationist-minister-educator-public benefactor extraordinaire Uncle Henry Wallace, the man who planted the seeds of honorable public service in his own world-famous son and grandson, Secretary of Agriculture Henry C. Wallace and Vice President and Presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace, respectively. Culled from more than a half dozen volumes of Wallace's writing for farm families, Uncle Henry Wallace: Letters to Farm Families captures the spirit of a man journalist Ray Stannard Baker called "a sort of oracle for advice on everything from the best ways of feeding calves to bringing up boys." Compiled and introduced by fourth-generation Iowa farmer's son Zachary Michael Jack, himself the great-grandson of famed agricultural writer Walter Thomas Jack, these timeless, down-to-earth missives that are meant to be shared, then as now, between farm-loving grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children, and teachers and students of all ages.
Table of Contents
Editor's Preface: Uncle Henry When You Need Himp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introducing Henry Wallacep. 1
Editor's Notep. 37
Letters to the Farm Boyp. 39
Prefaces to Uncle Henry's Letters to the Farm Boyp. 41
Advice for the Farm Hobbledehoyp. 42
The Farm Boy and His Fatherp. 42
The Farm Boy and His Motherp. 45
The Farm Boy and His Temperp. 47
The Farm Boy and His Chump. 51
The Farm Boy and His Future Businessp. 54
The Farm Boy and His Funp. 57
The Farm Boy and His Educationp. 60
The Farm Boy and His Start in Lifep. 64
The Farm Boy and His Habitsp. 68
The Farm Boy from Homep. 73
The Farm Boy Hobbledehoy-Neither Man nor Boyp. 77
Cautionary Tales for the Farm Hobbledehoyp. 81
The "Scrap Heap" for Boysp. 81
About the Hardup Familyp. 84
About the Richman Familyp. 88
About the Hardman Familyp. 93
Commercial Moralityp. 99
The Brodhead Familyp. 105
Letters to the Farm Folkp. 109
Uncle Henry's Preface to Letters to the Farm Folkp. 111
Advice for the Farm Parentp. 111
The Mother on the Farmp. 111
The Home Life of the Farm Folkp. 114
The Social Life of the Farm Folkp. 117
Improving the Social Life in the Countryp. 120
Getting the Farm Boy Started Rightp. 123
Proper Brain Food for Farm Folksp. 126
Differences in the Farm Homep. 130
Advice for the Farm Couplep. 134
Friction in the Farm Homep. 134
Work on the Farmp. 138
Farm Folks and their Neighborsp. 140
Advice for the Farm Grandparentp. 144
Farm Folks Who Have Failedp. 144
Growing Old on the Farmp. 147
Rounding Out Life on the Farmp. 150
Uncle Henry's Own Story, Letters to the Great-Grandchildrenp. 155
The Wallace Boys' Preface to Uncle Henry's Own Storyp. 157
Uncle Henry's Own Storyp. 158
Recreationsp. 159
The New Barnp. 161
Manners and Customsp. 165
The Small Collegep. 168
Corn Growing and the First Corn Trainp. 173
Letters from Tributes to Henry Wallacep. 177
A Letter from the Sons of Henry Wallacep. 179
A Letter from the Daughters of Henry Wallacep. 185
Compositions from Wallace School Pupilsp. 186
Excerpts from Henry Wallace's Last Willp. 187
About the Editorp. 191
Notesp. 193
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