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This Old Tractor: A Treasury of Vintage Tractors and Family Farm Memories Hardcover – May 1998

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". . .full of fascinating pictures, both painting and photographs, but spiced up with essays by some of the great American farm writers . . . ." -- Dave Woods' Book Report

"Beautiful pictures and trip down memory lane for lovers of Old Iron. This makes a great present for a loved one." -- Small Farm Today

"Here's a winner for the Heartland of America and everyone who appreciates the impact of motorized equipment on the farm." -- Old Cars Weekly News and Marketplace

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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. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Generations of farmers celebrate the tractor April 12 2006
By D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer - Published on
Format: Paperback
If you're a fan of vintage tractors, a farmer, or a collector, THIS OLD TRACTOR: A TREASURY OF VINTAGE TRACTORS AND FAMILY FARM MEMORIES is for you. Plenty of black and white and color photos throughout keep the vintage and modern tractor shots captivating for browsing or study, while recollections by farmers and tractor workers bring back memories of activities and concerns surrounding them. Celebrations of generations of farmers provide essays ranging from a husband's efforts to get more tractors on his farm under his wife's very nose to the experience of threshing day.
Tractor lovers book!! March 23 2015
By MO gal - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Ordered this for my farmer Dad for his birthday and he immediately dove right in and loved it, showing us pictures and reading us some of the stories as he worked his way thru the book!
Good book April 14 2015
By melodysing - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My husband thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lots of great pictures of old tractors and great family stories from down on the farm
Five Stars June 24 2015
By melissa Bacall - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
perfect for the collector who has grandchildren that need to have some one on one time.
Five Stars Aug. 12 2015
By Gil Eby - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A wonderful book with lots of good pictures. Excellent condition.