Pioneer Life in Kentucky

by Albert Nathaniel Drake



Book Details

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Publication Date : 10/05/1999

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9780966888324
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 148
ISBN : 9780966888331

About the Book

The book is a pastorical account of formative boyhood influences in the form of letters by Doctor Daniel Drake to his adult children written in 1847. The letters were originally published in a book by his son, Charles Drake in 1880.

Dr Drake, an infant when his family moved from New Jersey to Kentucky, was initiated into a lifetime love of adventure. He learned work by helping his family carve a life from the forest. He rose from poverty to be a true self made man. A modern social worker would wince at pioneer living conditions that Drake transcended.

As an adult, he traveled extensively, gathering and writing valuable environmental facts about the mid-west. He became a nationally known, brilliant, compassionate doctor and lecturer. He was a pioneer throughout his life. His letters to his children describe his family pastoral life .

The essence of the book is a conversion of the personal to social meaning.

About the Author

New Jersey born, Albert Nathaniel Drake is a father, grandfather, amatuer golfer, amateur writer, a veteran, an entrepreneur, and a retired small business executive.