A Brit Among the Hawkeyes

A Brit Among the Hawkeyes

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by Richard Acton, Richard Acton, Lord Acton Richard, Lord Acton Richard
     
 

Captured here in A Brit Among the Hawkeyes are Richard, Lord Acton's delightful vignettes about his youth and how he came to call the Hawkeye state home, for at least part of the time. This collection of essays, articles, and radio scripts chronicles Acton's youth in colonial Africa, the intricacies of the British House of Lords, the contrasts of life in London, and,…  See more details below

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Captured here in A Brit Among the Hawkeyes are Richard, Lord Acton's delightful vignettes about his youth and how he came to call the Hawkeye state home, for at least part of the time. This collection of essays, articles, and radio scripts chronicles Acton's youth in colonial Africa, the intricacies of the British House of Lords, the contrasts of life in London, and, above all, his unexpected love affair with Iowa.

The seven chapters are divided into memorable events in his life, including: Finding Myself in Iowa; London Bridges; Lost Youth; Lords, Commons, and Crown; America, America; Bits and Pieces; and Fragments of Iowa's Past.

Acton explodes the myth that Iowa is a fiat place where potatoes are grown. Readers will be captivated by Acton's stories, which range from his hilarious encounters with the Iowa police to his enthusiastic wanderings in the aisles of Hy-Vee grocery store. A great gift or addition to anyone's library.

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A collection of essays, articles, and radio scripts chronicling Acton's youth in colonial Africa, the intricacies of the British House of Lords, life in London, and above all, his unexpected love affair with the state of Iowa. For general readers. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813821900
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.88(d)

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