Farm : a year in the life of an American farmer

by Richard Rhodes

Hardcover, 1989




New York : Simon and Schuster, 1989.


Describes a farm couple and their struggle to wrest a livelihood from the land, despite the hardship and economic challenge.

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LibraryThing member Schmerguls
This si the story of a farmer in Missouri who lives about an hour east of Kansas City. Rhodes names him Tom Bauer and tells of his work as a very hard-working farmer in 1986 and 1987. Though I spent the first 18 years of my life on a farm, nothing about that time led me to recognize what Tom and
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his wife and family went thru. Farming has utterly changed, They work just as hard as in the past even though the work with the machinery they have now is so different. I read this because I so enjoyed the author's book on the atomic bomb (read 13 May 1990) and on the H-bomb (read 13 Oct 20060. That he can make this book, on a subject so different, readable and interesting (though not exciting), shows Rhodes is an able writer.
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LibraryThing member jbarr5
Farm, a year in the life of an American farmer by Richard Rhodes
This book starts out with a family that farms. What I found interesting was how the government subsidizes what is harvested. Started in around 1930's and talks of other enhancements to the program through the years.
Always knew the
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famers would pitch in and help others in time of need-as they do here in our town.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
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LibraryThing member readingbeader
My husband actually read this book and liked it. He's not a reader, but a former farm kid.


Best Fiction for Young Adults (Selection — 1990)



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