Price: $15.00 USD
Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good+
309 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Signed by author on title page. B&w photographs. "This is a humorous story about an awkward runt - a misfit growing up on a farm on the western prairies during a time when there were few radios and no electricity or plumbing. It tells about a boy in a large poverty-stricken family coming of age and making his way into the workforce. (It) 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 extraordinary characters the author toiled and drank with - a special breed of men who not only worked hard, but played hard. Underground mining was hazardous, but more of these men were killed at the wheels of their cars, than down the mines. The author also tried sales - first vacuum cleaners door to door and later real estate. During his earlier years he used up nine lives, as well as having other narrow scrapes. At age forty-four he entered graduate school for an MBA despite having only a Grade X education and at age fifty one he launched a rewarding consulting career." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor curl at corners of covers, tiny faint soiling mark on bottom of textblock.
Title: LEANING INTO THE WIND: MEMOIRS OF AN IMMIGRANT PRAIRIE FARM BOY.
Edition: First Edition
ISBN Number: 141076804X
Location Published: Bloomington, Indiana, 1st Books: 2004
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Inscription: Signed by Author
Categories: Canada - British Columbia, Canada - Prairie Provinces
Seller ID: 27531
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