First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia s philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step by step instructions.Chock full of the wit and wisdom that has becomethe Foxfire trademark, this tenthvolume inthe acclaimed series is on oral history ofAppalachian lives and traditions, homespun crafts,and folk arts including gourd carving and chairmaking....
|Title||:||Foxfire 10 (Foxfire (Paperback))|
|Publisher||:||Anchor 1 edition March 1, 1993|
|Number of Pages||:||512 pages|
|File Size||:||596 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Foxfire 10 (Foxfire (Paperback)) Reviews
As most readers already know, the Foxfire book series is a true treasure. Book 10 is no exception but it must be noted that as the series progress from book 1 through 12 the content does move from specific 'hands on how to' toward more of an historical review of the people of the Appalachia. There are some sections in Foxfire 10 that are dedicated to details of craft (most notably that of Chairmaking) but the majority of the content is about individuals and their colorful lives.
This is more information, stories, and pictures in the Foxfire series.....useful, helpful, and so interesting .....my only complaint would be that the covers are not in the same muted colors as the first of the series....the white needs some age on it.
I bought my first Foxfire book "back in the day" and kept buying them as they came out. Over these many years, some disappeared to siblings or children, so I decided to fill in the gaps and buy the ones I needed. I think they are wonderful guides to the way things were done by our ancestors and I've referred to them for some old time wisdom. I enjoy just reading from them. If anything ever happened to our society and the grid went down, the wisdom contained in these books would be a treasure. I'll bet all the Preppers would like to have the complete set.
I just love all the Foxfire books!!
I ordered the first twelve volumes of the Foxfire books for my son for his birthday. He loves these books. I cannot offer commentary on each individual title as I have not personally read them but he loves all of the first twelve I gave him.
Going back to some of the old ways, less energy used, less hormones & antibiotics. Better yet, we know what is in the jar.
Before Story Corps came Foxfire. I hope they'll keep it up for another 50 years!
As advertised....prompt delivery