The Story of a Country Boy

The Story of a Country Boy

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Christopher Bennett grew up ambitious, bright, and hardworking on an Ohio farm. His first wage-earning job was in a foundry. An imposing physical specimen, a World War I volunteer, and a square shooter, he rises to levels of wealth and power generally open only to the East Coast-educated sons of corporate vice presidents. When he ultimately earns the position of general manager at a steel corporation, it never occurs to him that he has deserted his heritage. In his mind's eye, he is more than just a friend of the workers, he is one. He doesn't see that success has changed him and that the workers are no longer his friends. It takes an angry strike, a violent attack, and the Great Depression to bring him back to reality, to reveal that a life of simplicity is the only life congruous with nature. The Story of a Country Boy was first published in 1934 and has been out of print for more than sixty more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 135.6 x 204 x 18mm | 383.19g
  • Steerforth Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • 1586420151
  • 9781586420154

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