Echoes of the Great Depression
by Nathaniel L. Self      


"To know the past, one must know how the events of the past affected the lives of those who lived it. This is what Nat Self has done in a masterful way in recounting the life of his family during the Great Depression. His book is not only entertaining, it a valuable documents of how people coped during that period in our nation's history which produced what is arguably the most remarkable generation the world has ever known. Reading it will produce laughter and tears, but more, it will enrich your life."

Edwin S. Davis
Chaplain, Colonel,
USAF, Retired
Tampa, Florida

"I couldn't wait until tomorrow to tell you how much I am enjoying your book, "Echoes of the Great Depression." It is a great addition to local history. The book has already brought back so many memories to me."

Winfred Sandlin
Chairperson, Social Science Division,
Walker College,
Jasper, Alabama

"Nat Self's book, Echoes of the Great Depression, shares with the reader the struggles and triumphs of his family from 1929 to 1939. Their ethic of hard work, ingenuity and perseverance is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit."

Jane W. Mulkin
Bessemer, Alabama

"I consider it a privilege to recommend Echoes of the Great Depression by Nathaniel L. Self. I was reared in the same area and under very similar circumstances. I can certainly attest to the dates, places, people and times as being true and authentic. I consider it a great work.

J. Newman Davis
Dora, Alabama

"I enjoyed the plainspoken wisdom of Nathaniel Self's book, Echoes of the Great Depression. His use of the language sounded just right to my southern ears. The story he told of how his father traced the honeybees from the creek, through the woods and to the honey-tree alone was worth the price of the book."

E. Dan Jordan
Bessemer, Alabama

"I have not read anything since I read the Grapes of Wrath 40 years ago that more accurately portrays the America I grew up in. Mr. Self's description of his family life and that of his family's pride in their community evoked images of my own youth that brought tears to my eyes. It demonstrated that to be poor was nothing to be ashamed of and certainly not a lack of character and values that I feel made this country what it is today. I found it to be fascinating from beginning to end."

Don Barton
Dora, Alabama

"Excellent! I relived all the years from the time I could remember (born in 1928). Putting the history in made it more meaningful. I never knew about the scrap metal collected being sent to Japan."

Karel Dunlavy
Bessemer, Alabama

"I enjoyed reading your book Echoes of the Great Depression. Thank you for writing 'The Great Book.' "

Ruth Gilbreath
Birmingham, Alabama

"Echoes of the Great Depression is one of the greatest books I have ever read. I enjoyed reading it so much that I could not put it down. "

Horace DeFore
Dora, Alabama