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This Old Tractor: A Treasury of Vintage Tractors and Family Farm Memories

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This book pays homage to farm life, farm families, and to the classic farm tractor. Part family farm nostalgia, part reminiscences about faithful old tractors, this book is chock full of endearing pieces written by all the well known tractor book authors and historians including Randy Leffingwell, Ralph W. Sanders, Robert Pripps, C.H. Wendel, Bill Vossler, Don Macmillan, and CBS Sunday Morning's Roger Welsch.

The text is enhanced by a variety of artwork, paintings, historical ...

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Overview

This book pays homage to farm life, farm families, and to the classic farm tractor. Part family farm nostalgia, part reminiscences about faithful old tractors, this book is chock full of endearing pieces written by all the well known tractor book authors and historians including Randy Leffingwell, Ralph W. Sanders, Robert Pripps, C.H. Wendel, Bill Vossler, Don Macmillan, and CBS Sunday Morning's Roger Welsch.

The text is enhanced by a variety of artwork, paintings, historical photos and full color photos. Colorful old ads, tractor catalogs and magazine covers, and tractor toys are sure to bring back warm memories of cherished days spent on the family farm.

Tractor buffs, anyone interested in farming or collectibles, and anyone who grew up on a farm will cherish this collection of stories and artwork devoted to the classic farm tractor.

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Editorial Reviews

Small Farm Today
Beautiful pictures and trip down memory lane for lovers of Old Iron. This makes a great present for a loved one.
Booknews
Lavishly illustrated with color and b&w photographs and paintings, this book comprises humorous and sentimental tractor stories, essays, and memories about such topics as a farmer's first tractor, learning to drive a tractor, and the collection and restoration of old tractors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785827740
  • Publisher: Crestline Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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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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