WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Oct. 26, the National Grange released its fourth e-book, “Proud Heritage: A Composite History of the Early Years of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry,” as a Kindle download available through Amazon’s Kindle Store. The book, written by Grange historian and author C. Jerome Davis, details the first years of the organization.
The digital version of the 1987 text has 138 pages, including index, introduction, and footnotes.
“While ‘Notes and Quotes’ dealt with the founding of our Order, ‘Proud Heritage’ describes, in detail, the triumphs and struggles of the subsequent years,” National Grange President Ed Luttrell said. “I want readers to understand that our founders worked extremely hard to make sure this organization would endure. C. Jerome Davis does a great job of showcasing how hard work and dedication are vital to any organization, especially this one.”
The National Grange has signed a 90-day exclusivity deal for “Proud Heritage” with Amazon and the Amazon Kindle Store. The e-book will be added to the Barnes and Noble Nook Store after the exclusivity deal expires.
“Friend of the Farmer,” the National Grange’s previous e-book release, is now available for sale on both the Amazon Kindle Store and the Barnes and Noble Nook Store, while both “Legal and Economic Influence of Grange” and “Notes and Quotes” are still under Amazon’s exclusivity deals. The National Grange is expected to produce several other volumes in digital format, including the 1966 “First Century of Service,” and the 1984 book “People, Pride and Progress”.
“These books tell a very interesting history of the American people, spirit and culture,” Luttrell said.
“Proud Heritage: A Composite History of the Early Years of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry” is available as an e-book for $4.99, the same price as “Friend of the Farmer,” “Legal and Economic Influence of the Grange” and “Notes and Quotes.”
Established in 1867, The National Grange, a nonpartisan, nonprofit fraternal organization, is the oldest agricultural and rural community service organization. With more than 2,100 local chapters, the Grange has evolved into the nation’s leading rural advocacy organization and a major benefactor to local communities. There are more than 160,000 members across the United States. For more information on the National Grange, visit our website at www.nationalgrange.org.