SAM HIGGINBOTTOM, FARMER by Sam Higginbottom

SAM HIGGINBOTTOM, FARMER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To anyone familiar with Protestant Foreign Missions and in particular with agricultural missions the name of Sam Higginbottom is well known. He is a friendly and interesting person and thus his autobiography is a friendly and interesting book. In a very personal and very graphic manner Higginbottom tells of his early life in England and Wales, and then of his struggles to get an education, first at D. L. Moody's Mt. Hermon School, then at Amherst and at Princeton. But the greater part of his book is naturally devoted to his pioneer work as an agricultural missionary in India where he was the founder of the Agricultural Institute of Allahabad and one of the leaders in introducing modern agricultural methods into the Indian States. His description of his life and work is vivid, and equally interesting are his observations on Gandhi, Nehru, and general political and economic conditions in India. Sam Higginbottom was one of the men who did much to popularize the foreign missionary cause among the American churches, and to secure generous contributions from wealthy Americans. It is good to have this definitive record of his life and work and it should have a wide reading, for Sam Higginbottom's friends and admirers are legion.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1949
Publisher: Scribner