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National Grange releases 1876 Mentor in the Granges e-book

By National Grange Press Release (2/13/13)

  FEBRUARY 19, 2013 --

On Feb. 12, the National Grange released “Mentor in the Granges and Homes of Patrons of Husbandry” as a Kindle download available through Amazon’s Kindle Store.

Originally published in 1876, the book was designed to explain the origin, aims and government of the National Grange.

“First Chaplain of the National Grange, Rev. Aaron B. Grosh, paints a picture of all aspects of the Grange in 1876 for those seeking to join the organization and current members,” National Grange President Ed Luttrell said Tuesday.

Luttrell said the book was important at the time and gives those interested in history a view of the Grange and social pressures surrounding it.

“This book is a very thorough manual and was not only a very important read to members of the time but for those who oppose the Grange,” Luttrell said. “Grosh was very careful to use this book as an opportunity to speak to those who opposed the Grange at the time.”

He also said the book has great relevance for members today.

“This book [Mentor in the Granges and Homes of Patrons of Husbandry] paints a picture of the Grange in the late 1800s and reminds us today how the Grange has evolved. It is not only fascinating but important for Grange members to read and understand the history of the Grange,” Luttrell said.

The National Grange has signed a 90-day exclusivity deal for “Mentor in the Granges and Homes of Patrons of Husbandry” 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.

This is the eighth e-book the National Grange has released. Previous releases include “The Granger Movement,” “Friend of the Farmer,” “Legal and Economic Influence of the Grange,” “Notes and Quotes,” “Proud Heritage,” “First Century of Service” and “People, Pride and Progress.”

“These books tell a very interesting history of the American people, spirit and culture,” Luttrell said.

Luttrell said the organization continues to seek treasures like Grosh’s book that tell the story of the Grange in communities and states throughout the nation as it prepares to celebrate its 150 anniversary in 2017. Any authors wishing to share their work with the Grange should contact National Grange Communications Director Amanda Leigh Brozana by email at abrozana@nationalgrange.org or by calling (888) 4-GRANGE ext. 102.

“Mentor in the Granges and Homes of Patrons of Husbandry” is available as an e-book for $4.99.  BUY IT NOW.

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.

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