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Alex Stewart: Portrait of a Pioneer

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Alex Stewart was a recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship Award in 1983 by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington which recognized him as a living national treasure. Over a twenty year period of friendship the author developed a profound respect and great love for Alex Stewart, a truly remarkable Tennessee mountain character whose life epitomizes the pionee ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd (first published December 1st 1985)
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Dec 20, 2007 June rated it it was amazing
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Alex Stewart was an incredible man who lived an incredible life. His story of what many would consider a meager life inspired me to look at the world as it is, and my life, in an entirely different way. Mr. Stewart was apparently a master of many crafts and a wise philosopher. I'm pretty sure planet earth is richer for his having lived.
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Aug 14, 2013 Helen Cargile rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to have met Alex Stewart on several occasions. He was sharp as a tack and as talented a cooper as you could ever want to know. He was also a bit of a flirt. If you are at all interested in Appalachian people or folkways, or if you just like to read about unforgettable people, then you will really enjoy this book. It is very well written and his story will make a lasting impression on you.
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Apr 09, 2012 Tahra rated it it was amazing
This book was written about my husband's great-grandfather so of course I think it is wonderful! It tells a lot about other members of the family and about life on Newman's Ridge in Hancock Co, TN.
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Jul 31, 2013 Staci rated it it was amazing
If you want to continue living with the romantic notions of mountain life of days gone by, do not read this book - it is a real look into what life was really like.
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