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The Resource Letters to the editor : two hundred years in the life of an American town :, edited by Gerard Stropnicky ... [et al.]

Letters to the editor : two hundred years in the life of an American town :, edited by Gerard Stropnicky ... [et al.]

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Letters to the editor : two hundred years in the life of an American town :
Title
Letters to the editor
Title remainder
two hundred years in the life of an American town :
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gerard Stropnicky ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The voices of America's past and present live on in this timeless portrayal of small-town America, which, through two hundred years of letters to one town's newspapers, evokes the most memorable moments in our history and the passions they engendered. Since the days of the Founding Fathers, the citizens of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, have recorded their impressions of such dramatic events of national significance as the ratification of the Bill of Rights, the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the rise of Andrew Carnegie, the assassinations of President John F. and Senator Robert Kennedy, and the Clarence Thomas hearings -- as well as their opinions on genuinely local concerns like building good schools and roads, seeing the sights at the Bloomsburg Fair, romantic intrigue in a trailer park, and finding a home for a lonely puppy. By turns hilarious and contemplative, here is a book so genuinely representative of the American experience that each page will bring memories of home and family, friends and neighbors, and our own hometowns sharply -- and honestly -- into focus. Beneath it all, Letters to the Editor is about how a community negotiates with itself, how it talks and how it listens.
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Amazon.com
Cataloging source
TXI
Form designation
advance uncorrected reader's proof from Touchstone Books
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Letters to the editor : two hundred years in the life of an American town :, edited by Gerard Stropnicky ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Touchstone original"--Cover
  • "A Touchstone book."
Control code
800410099
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780684848532
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Items laid in: TLS from Denise Roy, Simon & Schuster, to Molly Ivins, 5 February 1998 (1 sheet); col. facsimile of final cover (1 sheet). Bound in printed grey wrappers.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)800410099
Label
Letters to the editor : two hundred years in the life of an American town :, edited by Gerard Stropnicky ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
  • "A Touchstone original"--Cover
  • "A Touchstone book."
Control code
800410099
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9780684848532
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Items laid in: TLS from Denise Roy, Simon & Schuster, to Molly Ivins, 5 February 1998 (1 sheet); col. facsimile of final cover (1 sheet). Bound in printed grey wrappers.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)800410099

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