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The Amish of Lancaster County

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Primer to understanding Amish life for visitorsCaptivating color photographyInsight on recent media eventsMore than 8.5 million people visit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, every year to experience the culture of the oldest Amish community in the world. This book by the leading scholar of the Amish explains the uncommon lifestyle of these simple-living people who intrigue ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published February 25th 2008 by Stackpole Books (first published February 1st 2008)
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Warwick
Having gone over to the US for a wedding in Luray, Virginia, Hannah and I decided to extend our stay by booking a week, almost at random, on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. It turned out to be a beautiful eighteenth-century cottage predating the Declaration of Independence, and lying in the heart of Amish country – low, slightly hilly land, spread with vast fields of corn, yellow wheat, green soybeans, occasional tobacco, grain silos poking up on the horizon, covered wooden bridges and horse-drawn ...more
Lori
Aug 15, 2013 Lori rated it really liked it
I read this on my kindle e-reader. I remember when my parents had a place on a lake in Michigan. It was in Montcalm county.this was my first encounter with the Amish. there was a population of Amish families there. I had read there is a big population of Amish people in Pennsylvania.this was a very interesting and educational book about the Amish and how they live.
It covers many aspects and traditions the Amish follow. there are many different sects of the Amish and each one has it's rules and
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Heidi
Jun 28, 2014 Heidi rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
An accessible if somewhat simplistic description of Amish life. A good starting point for delving into more in-depth studies of this religious community.
Emilie
Dec 30, 2010 Emilie rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a rather in depth look at the Amish people, their culture and their way of living, this book will seem very shallow. Although there is nothing wrong with it beside the fact that it simply doesn't dig deep enough. It also, as the title suggests, focuses on the Amish in Lancaster County specifically and therefore has a rather narrow view.

If you want a heartier read I suggest THE RIDDLE OF AMISH CULTURE by the same author. It is much more thorough and if you are interested en
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Sharon
May 01, 2014 Sharon rated it really liked it
Interesting read as we will be visiting Lancaster, PA sometime later this year.
Kelley
Aug 07, 2013 Kelley rated it liked it
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An engaging look at the Amish, but not a great deal of new information.
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Jul 21, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
It was good, but it was very basic.
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