Leaning Into the Wind

Leaning Into the Wind

Memoirs of An Immigrant Prairie Farm Boy

Book - 2004
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This is a humorous story about an awkward runt - a misfit growing up on a farm on the western prairies during a time of few radios and no electricity or plumbing.   It's an account of a boy in a large poverty-stricken family coming of age and making his way into the workforce.  

The book has scores of photos and gives the reader vivid insights into farm life during the nineteen thirties and forties.   The reader will also experience life in the rugged logging, mining and construction camps.   Here you will meet some of the extraordinary characters the author toiled and drank with a special breed of men who not only worked hard, but played hard too.   Underground mining was dangerous, but more of these men were killed at the wheels of their cars, than in the mines.   The author also tried sales first vacuum cleaners door to door and later real estate.  

By the age of forty the author had used up nine lives, as well as having other narrow scrapes.   At age forty-four he entered graduate school for an MBA despite only a Grade X education and later launched a rewarding consulting career.

Publisher: [Bloomington, Ind.] : 1st Books Library, c2004
ISBN: 9781410768049
Branch Call Number: 921 JAC
Characteristics: viii, 294 p. :,ill., ports. ;,24 cm

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