The Amish of Lancaster County
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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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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...more
An accessible if somewhat simplistic description of Amish life. A good starting point for delving into more in-depth studies of this religious community.
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...more
Interesting read as we will be visiting Lancaster, PA sometime later this year.
Aug 07, 2013 Kelley rated it 3 of 5 stars
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An engaging look at the Amish, but not a great deal of new information.
It was good, but it was very basic.
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