Holiday Harvest: Book Recommendations for Old Iron Fans

Bertween the Bookends: Just in time for gift giving, new releases celebrate vast range of farm and collectibles

| December 2007

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    For the antique farm equipment enthusiast, nothing tells the story of a bygone era with as much truth and immediacy as a photograph. In that sense, T. Lindsay Baker has created the definitive work on the American windmill in his new book, American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs.

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Are you looking for something different to tuck under the tree this holiday season? Check out our book recommendations! One of these is a perfect fit for the collector on your shopping list:

Days on the Family Farm by Carrie A. Meyer, University of Minnesota Press, paperback, 264 pages, $17.95 ($5 s/h). Mail orders: University of Minnesota Press, c/o Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Ave., Chicago, IL 60628; (773) 702-7000; 

American Windmills: An Album of Historic Photographs by T. Lindsay Baker, University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, hardback, 168 pages, $24.95. Mail orders: University of Oklahoma Press, Attn.: Order Department, 2800 Venture Drive, Norman, OK 73069; (800) 627-7377; 

The Farm Tractor: 100 Years of North American Tractors by Ralph W. Sanders, Voyageur Press, hardback, 384 pages, $24. Available through Farm Collector Books.

Vintage Feed Sacks: Fabric from the Farm by Susan Miller, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., paperback, 160 pages, $29.95. Mail orders: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310; (610) 593-1777; email: