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Prosperity far distant : the journal of an Ohio farmer, 1933-1934

Author: Charles M Wiltse; Michael J Birkner
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fresh from receiving a doctorate from Cornell University in 1933, but unable to find work, Charles M. Wiltse joined his parents on the small farm they had recently purchased in southern Ohio. There, the Wiltses scratched out a living selling eggs, corn, and other farm goods at prices that were barely enough to keep the farm intact. In wry and often affecting prose, Wiltse recorded a year in the life of this  Read more...
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Wiltse, Charles M. (Charles Maurice), 1907-1990.
Prosperity far distant.
Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)949661217
Named Person: Charles M Wiltse; Charles M Wiltse
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Wiltse; Michael J Birkner
ISBN: 9780821419984 0821419986 9780821444092 0821444093
OCLC Number: 768800615
Description: xxxvi, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Charles M. Wiltse ; edited by Michael J. Birkner ; with a foreword by Gene Logsdon.

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Describes the family's daily routine, occasional light moments, and their ongoing frustrations, small and large - from a neighbor's hog that continually broke into the cornfields to the ongoing  Read more...

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"(Prosperity Far Distant) is a Depression-era diary by Charles M. Wiltse. And it is bleak.... Sound like fun? It isn't. Oddly enough, that's the first reason it should go on your autumn reading list. Read more...

 
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