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Eric Sloane's Sketches of America Past by Eric Sloane
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Feb 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: craft, historical-fiction, scanned
Read from March 06 to 21, 2011 — I own a copy

Just scanned this library copy, but will be buying a copy to read with my son. An interesting cross between a book of historical craft, and Little House on the Prairie (but without the smarm). I particularly like the drawings and discussion of how men and women actually built things a century and a half ago, and how ideas were shared. E.g., Sloane combines a little history of the covered bridge with the design and construction of a small, hand-hewn, timber bridge. The book deepens my appreciation for the everyday engineering and craft that were once part of everyday life.

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