Item description for Foxfire 10 by Foxfire Fund Inc & George P. Reynolds...
Overview An oral history of the Depression-era South presents the voices of Appalachian citizens and discusses folk arts, homespun crafts, Appalachian lore, boarding houses, railroad building, and the WPA. Simultaneous.
Publishers Description Chock full of the wit and wisdom that has become the Foxfire trademark, this entirely new volume in the acclaimed, 6-million-copy best-selling Foxfire series is on oral history of Appalachian lives and traditions, homespun crafts, and folk arts.
Citations And Professional Reviews Foxfire 10 by Foxfire Fund Inc & George P. Reynolds has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 02/22/1993
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 934
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1993 page 75
Booklist - 03/15/1993 page 1293
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 959
Library Journal - 04/15/1993
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.24" Width: 6.06" Height: 1.34" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1993
ISBN 0385422768 ISBN13 9780385422765
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More About Foxfire Fund Inc & George P. Reynolds
Founded in 1966, FOXFIRE is a nonprofit education organization. Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based approach is advocated through The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center and grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people and culture as essential educational tools.
Reviews - What do customers think about Foxfire 10?
One of My Alltime Favorites Dec 26, 2007
I have been collecting and reading the Foxfire series for several years now and I consider them as some of the best reading that I have found.I think that they are a direct link to our mountain heritage as well as American history. I have learned many skills and lost arts from these books and I would highly recommend them to anyone who has such interests.
An old 'hillbilly's' opinion Oct 17, 2007
It's a great deal of fun to read about the historical needs and solutions of the Appalachian people that applies as well to my own history. There are great reminders of a simpler and maybe happier life.
WONDERFUL REFERENCE BOOK AND INTERESTING READ Aug 19, 2007
The Foxfire books are a wonderful thing and we are so lucky to have them. Many of the ways, crafts, planting lore, animal lore, and as the book says "affairs of plain living" are preserved here. This particular volume includes oral histories of the Great Depression, CCC Camps and their impact on the local areaa and ecomomy, folk art, chair makeing, and of special interest to me, gourd art. This is a wonderful recording of life the way it was and probably never will be again. The book is quite well written and has faithfully recorded even the dialect of these wonderful people, from which so many of us sprung. That is a big part of the charm of these works. This book includes actual interviews with folks from that region of the country which I am sure are long dead now. Their knowledge would be completely lost without works such as this. Another generation or two and it will all be completely gone. This book will cetainly be of great interest to those, like me, who are interested in the depression era and in the CCC in particular. Thank goodness we have recordings such as this. Recommend this one highly.
Very historic and enjoyable Jan 16, 2007
Both my husband and I enjoyed this book. He is from W.N.C. and enjoyed reading about areas near where he grew up. I liked it also, having lived there for four years.