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26%OFFJohn Rice Irwin - Alex Stewart: Portrait of a Pioneer - 9780887400537 - V9780887400537
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Alex Stewart: Portrait of a Pioneer

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Description for Alex Stewart: Portrait of a Pioneer Paperback. Here is a moving literary portrait of real 20th century pioneer, Alex Stewart, a cooper, father of 13, farmer, logger, railroad man, and do-it-yourself interpreter of his rugged homeland in the mountains of Tennessee. His courage, humor and strength have endeared him to all who knew him, and now we can meet him through the book. Num Pages: 298 pages, 41 photos. BIC Classification: BG; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 167 x 18. Weight in Grams: 690.
Alex Stewart was a recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship Award in 1983 by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington which recognized him as a living national treasure. Over a twenty year period of friendship the author developed a profound respect and great love for Alex Stewart, a truly remarkable Tennessee mountain character whose life epitomizes the pioneer development in America. The best of hundreds of hours of recorded conversations with Stewart are compiled into a moving portrait of this cooper, father of 13, farmer, logger, railroad man, and do-it-yourself interpreter of his rugged homeland. Because the ways ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1997
Publisher
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Condition
New
Number of Pages
298
Place of Publication
Atglen, United States
ISBN
9780887400537
SKU
V9780887400537
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-2

About John Rice Irwin
Author John Rice Irwin is founder and director of the Museum of Appalachia in the nationally acclaimed farm-village settlement of Norris, Tennessee. His main interest lies in the colorful people of these Southern Appalachian Mountains; their history, culture and pioneer-frontier lifestyle. To him, Alex Stewart portrays the best of the lot.

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