"This book is about once-upon-a-time in America." — Eric Sloane. Writer and artist Eric Sloane had an abiding love for America and worked throughout a long and productive life to capture the American spirit in word and picture. The America Sloane loved was rooted in the simple virtues of our... read more
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A Celebration of Bells by Eric Sloane, Eric Hatch Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book, two nostalgia experts share their enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and world-famous bells.
A Museum of Early American Tools by Eric Sloane Fascinating look by noted historian at devices used by wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Deluxe hardcover edition features 184 accurate, engaging illustrations by the author.
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"This book is about once-upon-a-time in America." — Eric Sloane. Writer and artist Eric Sloane had an abiding love for America and worked throughout a long and productive life to capture the American spirit in word and picture. The America Sloane loved was rooted in the simple virtues of our native soil: love of freedom, respect for the individual, sensible frugality, and determined self-reliance — all of which went to make up what Sloane perceived as our true American heritage. Nowhere is this heritage more amply portrayed than in the work and ways of the early Americans in our pioneer days. In this book you will listen to Sloane's talk of home and hearth, farm and field, and see all manner of tooks, utensils, buildings and rural scenes rendered in his finely detailed and lively drawings. A visit to America of "once-upon-a-time" brings us home to a land whose pioneer spirit endures, even amid the rapid and radical changes of our times
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