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ISBN13: 9780060976774
ISBN10: 0060976772
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With the same quirky brilliance that drew fans to his previous work, Ian Frazier narrates the history of his family from early colonial days to the present. He reconstructs two hundred years of middle-class life, visiting small towns his ancestors lived in, reading the books they read, discovering the larger forces of history that affected them. He observes family members during the Revolutionary War; he follows others west as they pioneer in the wilderness of Ohio and Indiana, where schoolteachers were paid in whiskey and door hinges were made of bacon ride. He visits the battlefields where they fought the Civil War. He interviews old-timers, uncles, aunts, cousins, maids, a beer-store owner who knew his dad. Family is a poetic epic of facts, a chronicle of a culture's rise and fall, a memorial, a view of American history as romantic as it is unflinching.

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Ian Frazier is the author of many books, including Great Plains, On the Rez, Coyote v. Acme, Dating Your Mom, and, most recently, Travels in Siberia. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he has twice won the Thurber Prize for American humor. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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ddillon, May 10, 2009 (view all comments by ddillon)
1) it's not about the Bush family
[as of May 2009, Powells says the subtitle is "The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty"]

2) it's a book that every person interested in family history or genealogy should read - the author wraps the local setting and its history around his ancestors, and in turn weaves them into that history - especially the national history (i.e., Civil War). it's one of my favorite books and prompted me to read all his works.

3) my 2nd most favorite work of his is an essay about Osama Bin Laden in Outdoor magazine in 2007 - that should be required reading for every American.
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Product Details

Frazier, Ian
Harper Perennial
New York :
Social life and customs
City and town life
United States - General
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
City and town life -- United States.
General History
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 88
Publication Date:
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8.02x5.32x.93 in. .73 lbs.

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