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I tried to order it for $3.93 from Abebooks but they want $22.06 for shipping and it will take 25-45 days to get here! I think I'll pass.
just bought a copy from abe books for 4.93 with free shipping then got an email that said my order had been put in to the seller and they would notify me if the shipping costs would change due to book size/weight...weird but we'll see I guess.
got an email that said my order had been put in to the seller and they would notify me if the shipping costs would change due to book size/weight...weird but we'll see I guess.
So did any of you that bought the book read any of it yet?
Did you know that Woody Guthrie (the famous American folk artist who wrote "This Land Is Your Land" etc) went to Big Bend as a youth and later wrote a book about it?In the early 1930's Woody and some older relatives went from the Texas Panhandle down to Big Bend in search of a lost silver mine that his grandfather had claimed to have found near Slickrock Mtn. They stayed in Study Butte and with Sam Nail part of the time at his ranch below the Window. This book tells the story of that trip and is a largely a book about people - poor people, rich people, wetbacks, Sam Nail, Indians, and his relatives. I especially liked his descriptions of Study Butte in Chapter 9 and the way Sam Nail allowed Woody and his relatives to stay at their ranch only under the condition that they kept their house unlocked so that other passers-by could stop and use it (which they did). I also enjoyed all of the references to people and places in the (present day) Park and tried to figure out what they were refering to (e.g. El Rancho del Sol, Horse Trough Spring cliffs).I think that this extended trip to Big Bend in Woody's youth shaped and influenced his entire life even though the book was not published until after his death. Even if your not into folk music or Woody Gutherie if your passionate about the park and enjoy a good book you should buy a copy of Seeds of Man. This is a hard book to locate but sells cheap, the copy I have was bought on ebay for about $15 and is marked "discard" from the El Paso Public Library. This would make a great gift item for someone special because it's unique, rare, interesting, and shows that you really care - you can't just go into Barnes and Noble and get this book with some gift card... TWWG
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