Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805

Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805

by Eric Sloane, Noah Blake
     
 

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This reprint of an actual early-nineteenth-century diary provides today's readers with a delightful rarity. Eric Sloane has taken a fifteen-year-old farm boy's brief, concise notebook and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and his own remarkable drawings. As a result, he has preserved the simplicity and charm of a bygone era. A fascinating guide… See more details below

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This reprint of an actual early-nineteenth-century diary provides today's readers with a delightful rarity. Eric Sloane has taken a fifteen-year-old farm boy's brief, concise notebook and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and his own remarkable drawings. As a result, he has preserved the simplicity and charm of a bygone era. A fascinating guide to past life and customs in rural New England, the book includes verbal and graphic sketches detailing the construction of an entire backwoods farm. "An extraordinary glimpse into everyday Early American rural life . . . will delight readers of all ages." — History in Review.

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Library Journal
Blake was 15 in 1805 when he began keeping a diary in which he detailed his life on his father's farm. Sloane, a collector of antiquities, found the book and added his own illustrations. The words and drawings open a window into a long-forgotten world. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780486436661
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
12/13/2004
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
345,355
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.23(d)

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