In this series of books recreating the lives of our pioneer ancestors, Marion Rawson is making an important contribution to...

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OF THE EARTH EARTHY

In this series of books recreating the lives of our pioneer ancestors, Marion Rawson is making an important contribution to Americana. The preceding books have had more tangible value for antiquarians, perhaps, but this book does more than any other work I happen to know to fill in some gaps in our understanding of the simple mechanics of living, -- what sort of wood they used and how, where they got their salt, their soap, their lime, sundry things needed for agriculture, for building, for daily living. A patchwork quilt sort of book, which makes interesting reading to anyone with imagination enough to put the pieces together. The line drawings are part and parcel of the spirit of the whole.

Pub Date: Oct. 8, 1937

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Publisher: Dutton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1937