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A Mountain View

Childhood Summers on Upper Saranac Lake

Lewis Spence (author)

ISBN: 9780815607281

Publication Date: Nov 2001

Format: Hardback

As a child in the 1930s, Lewis Spence spent several summers on Upper Saranac Lake, over which his imperious blue-blooded Kentucky grandfather presided. Using his grandfather as a focal point, he depicts the construction, decor and lifestyle associated with the great camps.
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A colorful portrait of a vanished time and a way of life filled with many memorable characters. As a child in the 1930s, Spence spent several summers on Upper Saranac Lake, over which his imperious blue-blooded Kentucky grandfather presided. Using his grandfather as a focal point, the author depicts the construction, decor and lifestyle associated with the great camps. While his grandfather indulged a life of patrician arrogance by recasting his ancestors as Civil War heroes and cultivating the local elite, Bud, the young scion of his line, took up more practical pursuits. His tutor was the camp's handyman and erstwhile guide, an uncouth Swede who relished profanity and waged daily battles with a tin boat.
Pages 448
Dimensions 229 x 152 x 19mm
Date Published 30 Nov 2001
Publisher Syracuse University Press
Subject/s Social Studies   Society & culture: general   Literature & literary studies   Cultural studies   Prose: non-fiction  

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