Ford Fire Trucks

Ford Fire Trucks by Kent Parrish is a wide ranging collection with tremendous captioned info with each photo. And there are a lot of photos, over 400, most in color but some in black and white.Book review Ford Fire Trucks coverRanging from 1917 Model T’s that were custom built into fire engines all the way to 2009, the book is broken up into ten chapters, roughly one for each decade. I had no idea there were so many companies taking the medium and heavy duty trucks (including COE and C series) and custom building cabs and equipment for fire fighting.

If you purchased the Ford Medium Duty or Ford Heavy Duty Trucks books, then Ford Fire Trucks is a great companion. Over 140 pages, $34.95 plus s&h.

How to Restore Ford Tractors

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How to Restore Ford Tractors: The Ultimate Guide to Rebuilding and Restoring N-Series and Later Tractors 1939-1962 does an excellent job of hashing out the details of restoring a vintage Ford tractor. Though the book emphasizes the N-series machines, overhead valve Hundred Series machines are covered as well.

Classic Farm Tractors

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Classic Farm Tractors: The History of the Farm Tractor is an exceptionally well done reprint under the Crestline name which specializes in picking up books that have gone out of print.

The Age of Genius

The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century & the Birth of the Modern Mind isn’t a philosophy book. This is a book proving that the 17th century was in fact a turning point in humanity relinquishing much of the ancient world for the beginnings of a “modern” point of view.

Building Country Comforts

In a world that seems full of “fake news,” Tweets and distractions that have no substance in our current state of affairs, there can be much joy in reading about simple living, written in a straightforward style with wonderful cartoon illustrations.

Back Over There

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WWI was the first time machines were truly employed in the service of the men doing the fighting. It was also a turning point in the way medicine was used during wartime. It even changed the way we mapped the battleground. Author Richard Rubin takes all of this and runs with it.

Build It! DIY Projects for Farmers

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Joe Jacobs is obviously a do-it-yourself kinda guy. His solutions to gates, animal feeders, livestock haulers and chicken coops are all what you would expect. What is a little less expected is his very straightforward attitude towards tools and materials.