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Family Ian Frazier Family Family tells the story of Ian Frazier s family in America from the early colonial days to the present Using letters and other family documents he reconstructs two hundred years of middle class life

  • Title: Family
  • Author: Ian Frazier
  • ISBN: 9780312420598
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • Family Ian Frazier Family tells the story of Ian Frazier s family in America from the early colonial days to the present Using letters and other family documents, he reconstructs two hundred years of middle class life, visiting small towns his ancestors lived in, reading books they read, and discovering the larger forces of history that affected them.
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    1. I was surprised to see that this book was given 4 stars in the book lists I became intrigued with the book when I heard the author read an excerpt from it on a prairie home companion, so went off to the local library, and dived in, ian frazier comes from a very old american family, that can trace itself back to the 1600 s, and who all seemed to be fanatical savers of documents, receipts, diaries, journals, letters, playbills, etc so when his mother passed away, and he started going through all o [...]

    2. i m ashamed to say it s been a long time since i read nonfiction besides biographies, but it has this book was pretty much a biography in some ways about the author s extended family Frazier describes in detail the character of his remote and close family members as he learned about them while doing genealogical research But it was than a biography in that it gave a very detailed history of small town life in midwest America pretty much from the Revolutionary War to the author s own modern day [...]

    3. What a thorough job Mr Frazier has done in presenting his family from the early nineteenth century to the present day He covers their activities in great detail, commenting on their daily activities, their idiosyncracies the kind of information that gets passed on through oral sources In addition to the family lore a bit of history, philosophic and religious viewpoints are presented His ancestors participated in the civil war, at the battle of Chancellorsville, they were among the titans of indu [...]

    4. Frazier took his research into his family s genealogy and made it into a mostly enjoyable reading experience because of the details he was able to gather about his ancestor s lives He is able to really portray some of the Day to day experiences from delving deep into family papers The major drawback is when he digs into the details of the Civil War in too much depth, drawing away from the connections to his family A very good read for history buffs and for those interested in genealogy.

    5. This was written in 1994 before Ian Frazier got famous But, I think it is a great example of narrative historical non fiction as applied to family history, which is what I want to try to write He put his family history in the context of what was happening at the time of specific ancestors which really helps flesh out genealogy Very readable.

    6. I read this book to see how a great writer writes about his family No surprise Ian Frazier s book is unique He starts with his great grandparents, all of whom were living in Ohio or Indiana In many respects, their stories are typical of striving middle class Americans of their time The book delves deeper as Frazier brings the narrative into his immediate family he is the oldest of five children and a time period many of his readers can remember His father was a chemical engineer for SOHIO and hi [...]

    7. I love Ian Frazier s writings He takes writing seriously, and he talks his subjects and his readers seriously But he does it in a humble way without injecting his own ego into his impressions and writings I love how he brings his reader along with him in his journeys and studies He writes in a manner that engages the reader personally, rather than a manner that simply results in words on a page I feel like I m in the passenger seat beside him, so to speak Family is a story about his own family, [...]

    8. When he died, Stonewall Jackson, who was a profoundly religious man, said, let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees Ian Frazier writes, Before the Civil War, America didn t know if it was a country or lots of different Promised Lands People invented the America they wanted to live in and then struggled to live there Across the river and under the trees combined all these invented countries into one Across the river and under the trees descended like a beneficence in the [...]

    9. Ian Frazier researches and reports on the people in his family tree.Don t read this book unless you re really into other people s family history Frazier s homage to his family is interesting in parts but very dry and scattered in others There are huge sections of the book that describe historical events without mention to his family members For instance, he spends 15 pages describing in great detail Lee s charge in Virginia maps, letters, analysis of strategy only to indirectly bring it back to [...]

    10. This book is a concise genealogy I read it for my historical research methods class at SUNY Brockport The sub topic was genealogy, and our million page papers were on our own family histories I think it is a great thing to do for yourself and your family members, because when I found my grandfather s grandparents in England and Germany, my great Uncle Henry was ecstatic because he finally knew information he couldn t remember from his childhood However, I don t know all that much about Ian Frazi [...]

    11. I have always loved family stories and memoirs, and I have done a good bit of genealogical research, so it would follow that I would really enjoy this book, which has been on my to read list for a long time I m sorry it didn t work that way I m glad that Frazier included family tree charts for both his parents, which I referred to many times, especially in the beginning of the book I found that parts of it dragged badly, although I was interested near the end when Frazier tells of his parents a [...]

    12. A thoroughly researched book in which Frazier retells the story of his family by tracing his roots back to Revolutionary War days and up through the present He has a wonderful storyteller s voice, and each page is packed with original insights and unique turns of phrase Taken as a whole, this book represents one of the noblest objective of the writer to rescue the past in this case, his own from obscurity.

    13. frazier s gifts as a writer shine in this climb through his family tree deadpan, folksy, soulful, urbane, frazier captures the complexities of his family s unique history within the context of our country s history lots of real people and their small eccentricities ON THE REZ is another great Frazier book.

    14. An interesting way to learn about history that affects us all, through one man s story of his family I gave up trying to keep up with all the family names but I like reading the quirky bits Makes me curious about my own ancestors.

    15. I thought reading about somebody else s family tree would be a bit self indulgent, but this is a great book, interweaving history with the personal.The Civil War stuff drags a bit, but overall I loved this book Chapter 17 is wonderful a potted social history of the US.

    16. I made this a quick read because I was honestly just looking for any relation to my own family that s been in Ohio for a very long time touching to read all the accounts of this man s family so far back.

    17. Oh, Ian Frazier, how I love thee Sure, you run on about the Civil War a little too long But nobody s perfect And those passages about suburbia and your grandmother s suicide and Midwestern protestantism are so good that they knock the wind right out of me.

    18. I really liked this book and the only reason I didn t rate it a five star is because the beginning of the book he discussed all the relatives from way up the family tree, jumping from one to another and I was a bit confused at times Otherwise, I loved it.

    19. It s kind of ridiculously self indulgent that Frazier intertwines America s history with that of his family but he gets away with it by separating the big statements from the genealogy.Total Americanist porn.

    20. This book made me want to be a writer and to wish I could tell the story of my family as well It is a very rich story well told.

    21. I was bowled over Knocked in the head, and now I m awake to yet another dimension to the improbable history of the United States Beautifully told, emotional and heart felt.

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