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"Somehow, hearing the stories of the 1920s and ‘30s from someone still alive makes them more real, like a hand reaching out from the past." Jan de Grass, Coast Reporter. Reading Milk Spills and One-log Loads, 99-year-old Frank White's memoir of hellraising in the early 20th C., is a unique experience in time-travel. It gets me wondering if anyone else has reached back as far as he has done in this, his first book, and if so, if maybe there is an undiscovered sub-genre of writers who personally bear witness to great expanses of time. Can anyone beat 99 years? Or come close?
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