Enchantment and Despair: Montana Childhood Stories, 1925 - 1937

byCalvin Wall RedekopIllustratorDuane GrahamEditorMaureen Epp

Paperback | January 18, 2016

Enchantment and Despair: Montana Childhood Stories, 1925 - 1937 by Calvin Wall Redekop
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Deadly drought, near fatal accidents, blizzards, grasshopper plagues, choking dust storms, endless days of relentless toil for measly crop yields ...
... enchanting big skies, an endless undulating prairie, the spine-tingling cry of midnight coyotes, the self-satisfaction of scratching sustenance from the earth ...
This is the Montana of Calvin Wall Redekop's childhood, a place at once what the neighbors labeled "the most awful forsaken place God had ever created" and a magical world for a wide-eyed boy. These background forces of hardship and wonder constituted Redekop's earliest memories and in the retrospective vision of these remembrances he finds the subtle basis for his subsequent personal development and orientation. The mutual interdependence in the homesteading community encountered in Enchantment and Despair: A Montana Childhood 1925 - 1937 helped Redekop see the significance and power of cooperative human ventures, and recognize the importance of the environment in human survival: awareness the author has acted upon throughout his life.
Readers will be transported back in time by this vivid account of another age and, like its author, pass through despair to find themselves enchanted....
Calvin Wall Redekop was born in 1925 in Lustre, Montana, the closest settlement to his family's farm on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. There he experienced the drought and Depression that helped shape so much of his life.Redekop graduated from Goshen College in 1949 with a BA in social science. After several years, volunteering in E...
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Title:Enchantment and Despair: Montana Childhood Stories, 1925 - 1937Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:180 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.41 inShipping dimensions:180 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.41 inPublished:January 18, 2016Publisher:FriesenPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1460281713

ISBN - 13:9781460281710

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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