Once Upon a Time: The Way America Was

Overview

"This book is about once-upon-a-time in America." ? Eric Sloane. Writer and artist Eric Sloane had an abiding love for America and worked throughout a long and productive life to capture the American spirit in word and picture.
The America Sloane loved was rooted in the simple virtues of our native soil: love of freedom, respect for the individual, sensible frugality, and determined self-reliance ? all of which went to make up what Sloane perceived as our true American heritage....

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Overview

"This book is about once-upon-a-time in America." — Eric Sloane. Writer and artist Eric Sloane had an abiding love for America and worked throughout a long and productive life to capture the American spirit in word and picture.
The America Sloane loved was rooted in the simple virtues of our native soil: love of freedom, respect for the individual, sensible frugality, and determined self-reliance — all of which went to make up what Sloane perceived as our true American heritage.
Nowhere is this heritage more amply portrayed than in the work and ways of the early Americans in our pioneer days. In this book you will listen to Sloane's talk of home and hearth, farm and field, and see all manner of tooks, utensils, buildings and rural scenes rendered in his finely detailed and lively drawings.
A visit to America of "once-upon-a-time" brings us home to a land whose pioneer spirit endures, even amid the rapid and radical changes of our times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486444116
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 8/23/2005
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 267,413
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2008

    Makes as much sense as the previous reviewer

    I haven't read this book, either, and I give it five (5)stars. At the very least, you should have the common courtesy to read a book before you review it! Actually, years ago I read this book in an earlier and somewhat different edition, and I thought it was absolutely wonderful in its visual depictions of what we used to live like day by day. Sloane is a wonderful artist and a thoughtful writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2007

    Once Upon a Time

    I haven't read this book but I am thinking I would like to purchase it. I am interested about the pioneer history of our country and I would like to learn more.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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