Sub-titled ""As Lived by Ten Presidents of the U.S.""- this tells of country living as experienced in various regions,...

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COUNTRY LIFE IN AMERICA

Sub-titled ""As Lived by Ten Presidents of the U.S.""- this tells of country living as experienced in various regions, through the centuries, and as their records revealed the pattern of life, the architecture, agriculture, homes and interiors, house-wifery and husbandry which took place. Here is John Adams' New England; Washington's Tidewater Virginia, plantation; Jackson's cotton and corn country; Van Buren's old Dutch aristocracy of upper New York state; Harrison's Ohio frontier; Buchanan's wheat-land; Lincoln's backwoods; Theodore Roosevelt's dude ranching in the west; Coolidge's Vermont...Incidental reading, which recaptures the past in terms of simpler values and virtues, this is a winner of a Knopf Fellowship in History. For a selective market, to whom the impact of agrarian ideals and country living on character and personality, carries more than casual interest.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947