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A Brit Among the Hawkeyes by Richard Acton - Signed First Edition - May 1998 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000009)

A Brit Among the Hawkeyes

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A Brit Among the Hawkeyes

by Richard Acton

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ISBN 10
0813821908
ISBN 13
9780813821900
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Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press, May 1998. Flat signed by author on title page. First Edition / second printing. Very Good book in Fine jacket. Foxing to edges. Text pristine. Binding square and tight. Corners sharp. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 207 pages.

Since his marriage to an Iowan ten years ago, Richard, Lord Acton has divided his time between England and Iowa. Much of his American life is spent writing the historical studies and whimsical observations of the worlds around him that have endeared him to Iowans. This collection of Acton's essays reflects the rich diversity of the author's interests and experiences. The first chapter, "Finding Myself in Iowa, " concerns the author's attempts to discover what on earth he was doing in the heartland of America and his growing affection for his adopted state. "London Bridges" describes something of the other half of the author's life in "the greatest city in the world." Other chapters invoke a southern African childhood, surprises in the House of Lords, fascinating fragments of Iowa's past, and why "power tends to corrupt."

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000009
Title
A Brit Among the Hawkeyes
Author
Richard Acton
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0813821908
ISBN 13
9780813821900
Publisher
Iowa State Press
Place of Publication
Ames, Iowa
Date published
May 1998
Keywords
Lord Acton, Iowa, London, House of Lords, England, Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, anecdotes, essays, memoirs, social life, customs
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; Iowa; Biographies; Europe; Britain;
Size
8vo

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