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A nickel's worth of skim milk : a boy's view of the Great Depression

Author: Robert J Hastings
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1986.
Series: Shawnee books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Told from the point of view of a young boy, this account shows how a family “faced the 1930s head on and lived to tell the story.” It is the story of growƯing up in southern Illinois, specifically the Marion, area during the Great Depression. But when it was first published in 1972 the book proved to be more than one writer#x19;s memories of depression-era southern Illinois.
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Genre/Form: Paperback
Named Person: Robert J Hastings; Robert J Hastings
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Hastings
ISBN: 0809313057 9780809313051
OCLC Number: 13010941
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Carbondale : University Graphics and Publications, Southern Illinois University, 1972.
Description: xvi, 149 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Shawnee books.
Responsibility: Robert J. Hastings ; with a new preface by the author.
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Told from the point of view of a young boy, this account shows how a family “faced the 1930s head on and lived to tell the story.” It is the story of growƯing up in southern Illinois, specifically the Marion, area during the Great Depression. But when it was first published in 1972 the book proved to be more than one writer#x19;s memories of depression-era southern Illinois.

As he proves time and again in this book, HastƯings is a natural storyteller who can touch upon the detail that makes the tale both poignant and univerƯsal. He brings to life a period that marked every man, woman, and child who lived through it even as that national experience fades into the past.

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"Skim Milk is a charming book. Hastings captures the moods, the petty visions, and heart-felt ambitions of a small town in southern Illinois during the depres-sion..."--Illinois Issues "ANickels Read more...

 
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