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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In his memoir "Idle Hour Romp - Boyhood Adventures in Mid-20th Century Oakdale", the author described the unique playground of his youth, a world dominated by woods and waterways and the remnants of Vanderbilt opulence, as he saw it at the time when he was unaware of its rich history. In this sequel to that memoir he presents some of the historical background behind this playground, things learned long after his childhood . How Vanderbilt carved his big estate out of Long Island's south shore wilderness, building the mansion and the Farm and the many out buildings and digging miles of canals . How the millionaire's estate became a middle class residential community . How the Farm became the Artist Colony . How the Gilded Age estates of Vanderbilt's neighbors evolved. It is selective local history presented from an intimate perspective, seasoned with some personal musings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: In his memoir ?Idle Hour Romp - Boyhood Adventures in Mid-20th Century Oakdale?, the author described the unique playground of his youth, a world dominated by woods and waterways and the remnants of Vanderbilt opulence, as he saw it at the time when he was unaware of its rich history. In this sequel to that memoir he presents some of the historical background behind this playground, things learned long after his childhood ? How Vanderbilt carved his big estate out of Long Island?s south shore wilderness, building the mansion and the Farm and the many out buildings and digging miles of canals ? How the millionaire?s estate became a middle class residential community ? How the Farm became the Artist Colony ? How the Gilded Age estates of Vanderbilt?s neighbors evolved. It is selective local history presented from an intimate perspective, seasoned with some personal musings.

Über den Autor: Born in Minneapolis in 1941, Stephen Carlisle grew up in the little town of Oakdale on Long Island?s south shore. After a tour in the Air Force he made his career with Trans World Airlines, first in Flight Operations and then in Information Technology. He moved with his wife, daughter and son to Kansas City in 1972. He is currently retired and lives in rural northwestern Missouri.

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ISBN 10: 1482733250 ISBN 13: 9781482733259
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Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 100 pages. 11.00x8.50x0.24 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1482733250

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