My Back to the Soil or, Farewell to Farms

By: Stoopnagle, Colonel; Markow, Jack

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Bookplate to front endpaper.Jacket lightly rubbed with few minor chips to jacket spine-head and jacket spine-base. 1947 Hard Cover. 152 pp. Illustrated by Jack Markow. Pay heed... to the grim words of that old rural character, Colonel Stoopnagle. He's a man who turned a lavish Connecticut villa into a run-down red barn. He's a man who went insane looking for a corner in a silo. His travesty on farms, farmers, and farmer's daughters is a book to end all back-to-the-farm movements. You will find more horse laughs than chicken-cackles in it, and it is a perfect book with which to curl up in a hayloft.Stoopnagle and Budd were a popular radio comedy team of the 1930s, who are sometimes cited as forerunners of the Bob and Ray style of radio comedy. Along with Raymond Knight (The Cuckoo Hour), they were radio's first satirists.Musician Wilbur Budd Hulick and former broker-lumberman Frederick Chase Taylor (1897-1950) were both announcers at Buffalo station WMAK (now WBEN) in 1930. The great-grandson of British-born Aaron Lovecraft of Rochester, New York, Taylor was a first cousin of author H. P. Lovecraft.KEYWORDS: COLONEL STOOPNAGLE MY BACK TO THE SOIL OR FAREWELL TO FARMS JACK MARKOW FARMING AGRICULTURE HUMOR

Title: My Back to the Soil or, Farewell to Farms

Author: Stoopnagle, Colonel; Markow, Jack

Illustrator: Markow, Jack

Categories: Humor,

Publisher: Howell, Soskin, Publishers: 1947

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2207255