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

Author: Charles M Wiltse; Michael J Birkner; Gene Logdson
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Pres, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wiltse, Charles M. (Charles Maurice), 1907-1990.
Prosperity far distant.
Athens : Ohio University Pres, 2012
(DLC) 2012019236
(OCoLC)768800615
Named Person: Charles M Wiltse; Charles M Wiltse
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Wiltse; Michael J Birkner; Gene Logdson
ISBN: 9780821444092 0821444093 0821419986 9780821419984
OCLC Number: 808340562
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvi, 272 pages :) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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