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The Resource Old and on their own, Robert Coles ; with photographs by Alex Harris, Thomas Roma

Old and on their own, Robert Coles ; with photographs by Alex Harris, Thomas Roma

Label
Old and on their own
Title
Old and on their own
Statement of responsibility
Robert Coles ; with photographs by Alex Harris, Thomas Roma
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The goal of the popular middle-aged quest for longevity and physical well-being is, of course, getting there. Here, Coles listens to what it's like to have arrived, to have been lucky enough to make it. With surprising wit and candor, these people share their thoughts, memories, aspirations, and worries. They tell us what it means to be old." "These stories span a century of American life. Nellie, born in 1897, now almost blind, describes how she follows the sun's course by watching the changing shadows in her house each passing day. George, ninety-nine and an enthusiastic conversationalist, looks forward to his hundredth birthday when he'll see his photograph on the Today show with Willard Scott. Anne, who took up ballroom dancing at eighty-three to help combat her grief over her husband's death, now finds fulfillment in the pure joy it gives her. Callie and Charles, both ninety, talk about the trials and rewards of their seventy-year marriage and their lives as "oldsters" today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coles, Robert
Dewey number
305.26/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1064.U5
LC item number
C533 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harris, Alex
  • Roma, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Self-reliance in old age
Label
Old and on their own, Robert Coles ; with photographs by Alex Harris, Thomas Roma
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Doubletake book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-132)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37553680
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780393046069
Lccn
97036922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Old and on their own, Robert Coles ; with photographs by Alex Harris, Thomas Roma
Publication
Note
"A Doubletake book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-132)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37553680
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780393046069
Lccn
97036922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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