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Palace in the Fields Growing up on a Farm

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ISBN-10: 1491078960

ISBN-13: 9781491078969

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Hitt

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PALACE IN THE FIELDS is the firsthand recollections of the youngest of a family of six, in organized anecdotal style, who moved from suburbia to a 270-acre working farm where the cash crop was tobacco in southern Maryland where the family lived for a ten-year period during the 1940's and 1950's. The farmhouse turned out to be "Dent's Palace", a colonial plantation manor which the parents restored to an elegant showplace. The author was six years old at the time of the move. Farm play and work activities as well as interaction with the unforgettable characters who were siblings, parents, neighbors, friends, and acquaintances, provides a slice of Americana which probably does not exist…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 8/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 100
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.23" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

PETER HITT has worked on this book and other stories of his unique experiences as a boy and young man for a number of years. He grew up on a 270-acre working farm in southern Maryland where the cash crop was tobacco. Peter's first book, PALACE IN THE FIELDS, is stories, in organized anecdotal form, of his farm adventures. After graduating from military school, he earned a co-operative degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology while working during alternate quarters at Baltimore Gas & Electric Company as a student engineer. Having completed the ROTC program at Georgia Tech, he was commissioned as a U.S. Army officer during the Vietnam War. To the chagrin of the…