Uncle Henry Wallace

Uncle Henry Wallace: Letters to Farm Families (Paperback)

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Uncle Henry Wallace
Paperback
Purdue University Press
08/14/2008
215pp
American History, History
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557534934
9781557534934
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Book Description

Back in print for the first time in over a century, the real heart and soul of the eldest Henry Wallace is revealed in his open letters to America's farm families. These homespun, secular epistles show that Wallace never lost sight of his roots even as he hobnobbed with U.S. Presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, anchored the prestigious Country Life Commission, and edited the most famous agricultural magazine of its day, Wallaces' Farmer. Who better to yoke the sacred, agrarian arts of stewardship, husbandry, and parenting than writer-philosopher-farmer-conservationist-minister-educator-public benefactor extraordinaire Uncle Henry Wallace, the man who planted the seeds of honorable public service in his own world-famous son and grandson, Secretary of Agriculture Henry C. Wallace and Vice President and Presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace, respectively.

About the Editor(s):

Zachary Michael Jack teaches courses in rural studies, writing, and the environment as an associate professor of English and member of the Urban and Suburban Studies and Environmental Studies faculties at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. The author or editor of more than twenty books, including Uncle Henry Wallace: Letters to Farm Families from Purdue University Press, Jack is a past nominee for the Theodore Saloutos Award for the year’s best work in agricultural history and a runner-up in his class for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award. Jack is the seventh generation in his family to make a permanent farm home in rural eastern Iowa, where the Jack Heritage Farm was founded in 1855.