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One of his boys : the letters of Johnnie Pickle and his mentor, George Washington Carver  Cover Image Book Book

One of his boys : the letters of Johnnie Pickle and his mentor, George Washington Carver / John H. Pickle Jr.

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  • ISBN: 9781588383716
  • ISBN: 1588383717
  • Physical Description: xiv, 125 pages : portraits ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: Montgomery, [AL] : NewSouth Books, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 124-125).
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Partial list of boys -- Prologue: My father, Johnnie -- Off to met the wizard -- One of his boys -- Metamorphosis of his boy Johnnie -- Why this man? -- Resources.
Summary, etc.:
"George Washington Carver is today remembered in part for the many products he derived from the peanut, a crop he urged on Southern farmers to replace cotton and avoid soil exhaustion and the boll weevil. Less well known is the multitude of college students Carver took under his wing over the years in relationships that were cherished by and valuable to the scientist. One of His Boys is the story of the mentorship of Johnnie Pickle, one young man inspired to follow in Carver's footsteps after witnessing firsthand the Wizard of Tuskegee's wisdom. Drawing from dozens of letters exchanged between the men, the book reveals previously unseen dimensions of the life and legacy of one of our most important American figures."-- Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943.
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 > Friends and associates.
Scientists > Biography.
Scientists > Correspondence.
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943.
Genre: Biographies.
Personal correspondence.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.


0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 630.92 PIC 31291002945135 ALABAMA Available -
APLS 630.92 PIC 31291002945176 ALABAMA Available -

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