The planter of modern life : Louis Bromfield and the seeds of a food revolution (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The planter of modern life : Louis Bromfield and the seeds of a food revolution

Author: Stephen Heyman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"How a literary idol of the Lost Generation launched America's organic and sustainable food movement. In interwar France, Louis Bromfield was equally famous as a writer and as a gardener. He pruned dahlias with Edith Wharton, weeded Gertrude Stein's vegetable patch, and fed the starving artists who flocked to his farmhouse outside Paris. His best-selling novels earned him a Pulitzer-and the jealousy of friends like  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
collective biographies
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Biography
Named Person: Louis Bromfield; Louis Bromfield; Louis Bromfield
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Heyman
ISBN: 9781324001898 1324001895
OCLC Number: 1102468618
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2021
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Garden (1918-1938). Foreign soil: Brest, January 1918 ; Invasive species: Paris, winter 1925-26 ; Hothouse: Senlis, 1929 ; "Teched": Saint-Brice-sous-Fôret, 1931 ; Tangled roots: Senlis, 1932 ; Blight: Senlis, summer 1936 ; The rains came: aboard the Victoria --
Farm (1938-1956). Seeding: Richland, county, Ohio, December 1938 ; Germination: Malabar farm, 1939 ; Victory garden: St. Louis, Missouri, 1941 ; Food fight: Malabar farm, 1942 ; Erosion: Malabar farm, 1945 ; Four seasons at Malabar: based on farm journals, 1944-1953 ; On the hill: Washington, DC, May 1951 ; Breeding: Malabar farm, 1952 ; Unto the ground: Duke farms, Hillsborough, New Jersey, 1955 --
Epilogue: the white room: Itatiba, São Paulo State, Brazil, 1954.
Responsibility: Stephen Heyman.

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A Finalist for the 2021 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Award for Literary or Historical Food Writing and Longlisted for the 2021 Plutarch Award How a leading writer of  Read more...

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"Heyman applies keen narrative skills to tell the story of Bromfield's celebrity-studded life-two lives, really-as an author and farmer. The result is a rattling good yarn." -- Barry Estabrook - The Read more...

 
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