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This Old John Deere

A Treasury of Vintage Tractors and Family Farm Memories

This Old John Deere
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Format: Hardcover, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780785830054
Publisher: Crestline Books
Specs
Size: 8.5 x 11
Weight: 0.13 lb.
Published: Jan. 15, 2013
Price: $14.99
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Whether you dream of restoring a John Deere or have a whole shed full of them, you'll cherish the reminiscences within the pages of This Old John Deere. This book is a treasury of memories—short stories, essays, tall tales, and reminiscences—all devoted to John Deere tractors and to their role on the family farm. The authors of the pieces collected in this anthology come from a wide range of backgrounds and farming regions. Some are respected respected tractor historians; other are regular farm folk with a story to share. The beautiful photography comes from a variety of well-known photographers and archives, and there's also an endearing selection of paintings and other farm art.

There's no tractor like a John Deere. The most popular make among collectors and restorers deserves its own tribute, so we've gathered a fabulous collection of artwork and stories devoted just to the famous green machines. Stories--ranging from the first ride upon a John Deere to the fateful day when the team of horses was replaced by the shiny new Johnny Popper--by well-known and respected farm contributors include Patricia Penton Leimbach, Donald Zolan, Dave Barnhouse, Don Macmillan, C.H. Wendel, and Ralph W. Sanders.

This delightful collection contains memorable stories penned by Garrison Keillor, Roger Welsch, E.B. White, Patricia Penton Leimbach, Bill Holm, Ben Logan, Jim Heynen, Sara De Luca, Marjorie Myers Douglas, Jerry L. Twedt, and Robert Amerson. Contemporary farm photography and artwork from Grant Wood, Bob Artley, Charles Freitag, and Francis Lee Jaques accompany and complement (compliment) the text. These stories are nostalgic, sentimental, and sometimes humorous, all paying homage to life on the farm.
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