Containing ten thousand selected household and workshop formulas, recipes, processes and money saving methods for the practical use of manufacturers, mechanics, housekeepers and home workers.
Dependence on AMA-style medicine creates ill health on many levels. Many of the most expensive procedures have little or no proven health benefit or at best add but a few tortured years. Illich is an extreme libertarian who refuses to be suppressed and sees most of modern society as an effort to suppress the humanity of those in its grip.
A passionate plea for independence and self-sufficiency on small, intensively worked acreages. Hall illuminates the social forces propelling people into city poverty when they could live with simple liberty and plenty in the country.
A complete how-to manual of country skills; how-to make everything from bacon to medicine. The book creates an appreciation for mid-18th century English country life; it reveals how the diet and habits of the era created the diseases that demanded the medicines listed.
Chronicles the Borsodi family's journey from job-in-the-city to self-sufficient country independence during the prosperity of the 1920s. During the Great Depression many people saw this book as a guiding light toward financial security and a much better life.
We think anyone seeking independent self-sufficiency should meet Dolly Freed.