The American boys handy book: what to do and how to do it

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D.R. Godine, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 441 pages
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An 1890 manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping.

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great book

User Review  - dachunga -

bought this for my godson. this is a classic book written by a past president of the boys scouts of america. in a world filled with video games tv and computers this book is a great throwback to the ... Read full review

Remember when being a kid was fun

User Review  - bobthedawg -

Great book. Remember the fun stuff you did as a kid or the stuff you wish you had done before we worried about lead paint and lawsuits.Great book for ideas of projects to do with your own kids. Read full review



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Daniel Beard was born in 1850 and lived most of his life in Kentucky. From an early age, Beard decided to devote his life to American boyhood. He was a prolific writer, illustrator, the founder of two different societies for boys and one of the original founding members of the Boy Scouts of America. Before his death in 1941, Beard received the only Golden Eagle badge ever awarded from the Boy Scouts of America, and had the mountain peak adjoining Mt. McKinley in Alaska named in his honor.