Eric Sloane's America

Paintings in Oil

Author: Michael Wigley,Mimi Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646525X

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Eric Sloane's evocative oils of America's landscape and material culture shimmer with immense historical and nostalgic appeal. This original hardcover collection gathers nearly a hundred of his finest paintings, with subjects ranging from New England to the American Southwest.

American Yesterday

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486427607

Category: History

Page: 128

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A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." According to Sloane, "American Yesterday "explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." Impressed by the artistry and sturdy realism of pioneer builders, he takes genuine delight in exploring the unique careers of barber-surgeons, dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men, and a great variety of artisans, illustrating the activities, customs, and things created by the people who made their living in "antique ways." Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago. Credited with "doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten" ("Springfield Republican"), Eric Sloane has written an immensely enjoyable book that will enchant anyone who takes pleasure in reading about the past and views its artifacts as part of a rich national heritage.

A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486463036

Category: House & Home

Page: 108

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This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

Eric Sloane's Weather Book

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486443574

Category: Nature

Page: 90

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"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting — and does it in a style that's universally appealing. With humor and common sense shining through in a book that's also lively and informative, Sloane shows readers how to predict the weather by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, and animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of climate lore will enlighten outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone else who has ever wondered what a large halo around the moon means, why birds "sit it out" before a storm, and whether or not to take an umbrella when leaving the house.

An age of barns

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 95

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Portrays how Americans lived in the past and shows how they reasoned and what their attitude toward life was--their personal aspirations and national purpose.

American Barns and Covered Bridges

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486425614

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 5041

This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes accompany accurate line drawings of barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, and more. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.

Eric Sloane's Book of Storms

Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451003

Category: Nature

Page: 109

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What triggers a tornado? What can you see in the eye of a hurricane? What's the difference between a thunderbolt and a thunderclap? Popular author and artist Eric Sloane proves why weather is something best understood by seeing it. His illustrated book shows weather "happening." In fact, there's not a sunny page in it—nothing but cyclonic storms, whirlwinds, waterspouts, lightning bolts, and other fascinating, weather-related topics. More than seventy pages of drawings and diagrams make the weather come alive in a book that examines everything from storm mechanisms and cold fronts to the birth of a thunderhead. A valuable resource for learning more about everyone's favorite topic for conversation and speculation, Eric Sloane—the "Weather Wizard"—has the countryman's simple and natural comprehension to give substance to his scientific and artistic insights. What especially distinguishes this volume from his other books on the subject is the focus on a detailed treatment of the more spectacular and destructive elements of weather phenomena. His belief is that if this book "gets one to look upward more often, it will have accomplished a purpose."

Once Upon a Time

The Way America Was

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486444112

Category: History

Page: 64

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This nostalgic text brims with gentle philosophies and descriptions of how we used to live — self-sufficiently — on land, in homes, and among things built by hand. The author's charming illustrations celebrate our heritage and the spirit that nurtured it, but also recall the vanished joys of America's pioneer past. 44 line illustrations.

Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433851

Category: Nature

Page: 89

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Takes the reader on a voyage of discovery as the author traces a single mass of air traveling from the Canadian Rockies to the northeastern United States.

A Reverence for Wood

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486433943

Category: History

Page: 112

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This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

Our Vanishing Landscape

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486436780

Category: History

Page: 107

View: 7116

This book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era with fascinating accounts of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes, waterwheels and icehouses, colorful road signs and their painters, circus folk, and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a milestone of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations.

Return to Taos

Eric Sloane's Sketchbook of Roadside Americana

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486447731

Category: History

Page: 120

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In an extraordinary book that is also a rare autobiographical work, Eric Sloane shares his travel experiences during two trips he made from New York to his beloved Taos--in 1925 and again in 1960. The first time around, as a young man, he worked his way across America in a rickety Model T Ford, painting signs on bridges and barns to pay expenses. The story of that journey is recounted here by the revered "cracker-barrel philosopher" as he weaves his reminiscences in with an account of his journey to the New Mexican town 35 years later. Sloane offers his wry, heartfelt, and incisive reflections on America's rapidly changing landscapes and regional cultures, noting in both his charming commentary and his delightful pen-and-ink illustrations the roadside monuments he passed along the way: covered bridges in New Jersey, a "barn bridge" in Pennsylvania, early gas stations and grain elevators in the Midwest, panoramic views of the western landscape, and ultimately, views of Taos Pueblo, happily unchanged after more than a quarter of a century since the author's last visit. An immensely entertaining book, Return to Taos will delight anyone who enjoys reading about America's past and sees its artifacts as part of a vast repository of national treasures.

ABC Book of Early Americana

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486498085

Category: History

Page: 64

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Looks at implements, inventions, and everyday items from early American life as well as examining schoolhouses and classroom equipment.

Return to Taos

A Twice Told Tale

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Hastings House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 2144

Describes the author's 1925 trip across the U.S. to Taos, New Mexico and how the same route had changed thirty-five years later

The Cracker Barrel

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486441016

Category: History

Page: 110

View: 8460

With words both wise and droll — along with his inimitable line drawings — Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.

A Celebration of Bells

Author: Eric Sloane,Eric Hatch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486468267

Category: History

Page: 126

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Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms — from sleigh to church — ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book that begins in ancient times, Mr. Americana and co-writer Hatch share their boundless enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and famous bells, including the world's largest — one that never tolled.

Diary of an Early American Boy 1805

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486463044

Category: History

Page: 108

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Excerpts from a teenager's diary interspersed with the author's comments and illustrations depict the lifestyle and crafts of rural New England.