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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands by Allen Eaton

Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands - Allen H. Eaton

Allen Eaton's 1937 study of the people of southern Appalachia and their crafts is an invaluable source of information on more than just log cabins, cane-bottom chairs, and corn husk dolls. Illustrated with over 100 black and white photographs, Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands offers a masterful portrait of the people, the history, and the crafts of a large rural region, often poor in cash money but not in culture. I consider this book absolutely essential for anyone who wishes to understand how important a tradition of "making things" is to a morally, let alone economically, healthy society.