by Bruce B. Daniels
St. Eloy Publishing
distributed by Bruce Daniels
P.O. Box 246
Harrisonville, New Jersey, 08039 USA
Hardbound, 162 pages, illustrated, $30 + $4 s&h
Reviewed by Diana Mead Jordan
This review was published in the November, 1996 issue of ANVIL Magazine
This unique assembly of Bruce Daniels' personal remembrances will take any reader away, especially farriers who will identify with the stories. Bruce brings alive the people and horses and forges and anvils with his storytelling. He tells of a variety of characters whom he met and events that he experienced during his many years of shoeing at harness tracks in the northeastern United States. The reader will find shoeing legends like Tim McCarthy and Hank Wonsey tucked into the pages with regular folk. The stories touch on life and death, good times and hard times, told with compassion and humor. A must read. To sample this fine collection, turn to the August, 1996, issue of ANVIL Magazine and read "The Man Had Real Class."
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