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    No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting (CD-Audio) By (author) Annie L. Macdonald

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    DescriptionDrawn from diaries, letters and personal reminiscences, "No Idle Hands" tells an intimate and sometimes hair-raising story of hand knitting in America from Colonial times onward. Women knit through the hardships of covered wagon travel across the West. They knit to save their husbands and sons from freezing to death on battlefields. Shell-shocked men knit to save their sanity in hospitals during both world wars. "No Idle Hands" documents the importance knitting has had in American life. This title is read by Kymberly Dakin. The audiobook is abridged. It contains 4 CDs.

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    No Idle Hands
    The Social History of American Knitting
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annie L. Macdonald
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    ISBN 13: 9780979607332
    ISBN 10: 0979607337

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    DC22: 746.432
    LC classification: TT
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    BISAC V2.8: CRA004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, WFBS
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000, HIS054000
    Edition statement
    Knitting Out Loud
    Imprint name
    Knitting Out Loud
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Stockton Springs
    Author Information
    Historian Anne L. Macdonald, the former head of the History Department at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. is also the author of Feminine Ingenuity: Women and Invention in America (1994) and Perrot: The Story of a Library (2006).