Signed Copy First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. Signed/Inscribed by author on title page. Seller Inventory # SB00H-04886
Synopsis: This book has no scholarly paraphernalia at all a departure for the author of the meticulously researched, Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Making of the atomic bomb . The narrative is based on detailed notes Rhodes kept in 42 special notebooks during a year he spent visiting and working on a family farm in central Missouri. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Review: Farm lyrically recounts a year in the lives of Tom and Sally Bauer, solid Midwesterners who work the bottomlands of the Missouri River to grow "a harvest few city people could have identified ... the foundation of their diet, the principal food plant of the Western world": corn. The two rise before dawn in all kinds of weather, tending to the hundreds of tasks farmers must master in the face of heavy odds--foreclosures, climbing interest rates, a then-sickening economy, and, always, the uncertainties of the weather and the health of their crops. Richard Rhodes makes it clear that their lives are hard, but the Bauers love to till the soil. Doubtless few urbanites will want to don bib overalls after reading Farm, but anyone who reads the book will appreciate the difficulty of farmers' lives and the courage of those who lead them.
Title: Farm: A Year in the Life of an American ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Paper Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Greer, Bill (illustrator) (illustrator). First Edition. X4 - DJ has 1/8" sealed tear on the front. Gift inscription to previous owner on front loose endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # NF268BB
Book Description Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Rhodes follows the day to day struggles of a Missouri farm family as they strive to make their lives on the land. First printing. Very gently bumped with some light spotting to the fore edge of the text block. Jacket crimped with faint sunning to the upper edge and a light 1" stain to the front panel, in new Brodart. Signed by Rhodes, without inscription, on the title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 160220
Book Description Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First printing. Signed by author on title page. Lightly bumped on head of spine, else fine. DJ wrinkled and chipped at head of spine, else very good. Protected in mylar. The author won the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for "The Making of the Atomic Bomb". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 003002