Eighty Acres by Ronald Jager
(The Concord Library Series)

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Elegy for a Family Farm

Foreword by Donald Hall

About Ronald Jager

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RONALD JAGER, formerly a professor of Philosophy at Yale University, grew up on a family farm in Michigan. He has written books on philosophy and history and numerous informal essays, and he is the author of the well-known Eighty Acres (1990) and Last House on the Road (1994). He lives with his wife in Washington, New Hampshire.
Published October 1, 1990 by Beacon Pr. 257 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Jager, who has taught philosophy at Yale and now lives and writes in New Hampshire, was born into a Michigan Dutch-Calvinist farm community in 1933 and grew up in a strict, secure family of seven during the last decades of farming with hand tools, horse-drawn plows, and the moral certainties of a...

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Jager, formerly a professor of philosophy at Yale, details the Michigan family farm that he grew up on in the 1930s. (Sept.)

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