Brandywine Boy

Brandywine Boy

by Dr Adrian/A Russell/R Morrison
     
 
Brandywine Boy is a memoir that also includes relevant history, social history and explanations of some features of farm animals. It describes life and events that occurred in the mid-twentieth century as seen through a boy's eyes. Most of the book centers on the author's experiences on a small farm in the Brandywine Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Overview

Brandywine Boy is a memoir that also includes relevant history, social history and explanations of some features of farm animals. It describes life and events that occurred in the mid-twentieth century as seen through a boy's eyes. Most of the book centers on the author's experiences on a small farm in the Brandywine Valley of southeastern Pennsylvania.

The author had a number of Tom Sawyer-like adventures, which included building a log cabin after felling trees with friends 11 to 13 years of age, drinking from a swamp out of necessity, and jumping a barbed wire gate while riding his horse without a saddle. And without television a boy had to depend on his imagination while listening to radio shows.

The author is a veterinarian so he speaks authoritatively about the inner workings of farm animals, providing for their needs and the nature of farming in the post-World War II era.

Artist Gayle Joseph has added eleven evocative illustrations.

Both teenagers and adults, particularly those who grew up in the same era as the author, will enjoy Brandywine Boy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480223219
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Morrison is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Neuroscience at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as Director of the Program for Animal Research Issues at the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration and the National Institute of Mental Health.
He received his undergraduate training at Franklin and Marshall College, his veterinary degree from Cornell University and Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Morrison was then trained in sleep research at the University of Pisa, Italy. He is a Past President of the Sleep Research Society and a Past-President of the World Federation of Sleep Research Societies.
He has authored a book on the subject of the human use of animals, An Odyssey with Animals: A Veterinarian's Reflections on the Animal Rights & Welfare Debate, published by Oxford University Press in 2009.
Among his honors are the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Visiting Professorship at the Royal Society of Medicine, MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, 2001 Distinguished Scientist Award of the Sleep Research Society, and the 1991 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award of the American Society for the Advancement of Science.

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