Bear State Books
Exeter, California

Area Histories

Hot Springs Country

Hot Springs Country, the third of eight books through which Bob Powers talks about his heartland, it ample proof that thousands of other Americans enjoy sharing this world with him.

AUTHOR: Bob Powers

DETAILS: 9 x 12 inches. 160 pp., hardbound, dw, 2007.

ISBN 978-1-892622-35-8.

PRICE: $35

As America slides ever deeper int total mechanization, universal pollution, standardized thinking and living and entertainment, the nostalgic recollection of the simpler days of the nations pioneering becomes ever more precious and endearing as the violence of change, wrenches deeper into our lives. Here and there, in the mountains, the valleys, and the secluded places of this vast land, there still remain a few men who prefer to sing the timeless song of their native soil and human roots; to lead the restless, the weary and the lonely ones who will heed and listen, back to that simpler, serene, and more humble world once known but now almost totally wiped out by the frenzy of modern life.

In a green mountain trough of California's southern Sierras, laced by the swift-running Kern River and its feeder streams, lives Bob Powers, a cowboy and forestry man turned author, whose voice for a decade has sung lovingly of the mountainous world of his birth; of his friends and neighbors who prefer their isolated homes and towns to the hell and fury of the cities. Hot Springs Country, the third of eight books through which Bob Powers talks about his heartland, it ample proof that thousands of other Americans enjoy sharing this world with him. In 1971 his South Fork Country made the rugged uplands of the Kern known and loved to his readers In 1974, North Fork Country delightfully expanded the Idyll. In 1979, with publication of Hot Springs Country and Kern River Country, this captivating and nostalgic journey continues.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Old Kernville, a town which in 1952 was buried under the waters of Lake Isabella, Bob Powers is fifth generation descendant of the Kern country pioneers. He has never wanted to live anywhere else. His roots go down to Kern River Country beginnings. His heart and soul remains with it today. The pages of his books are rich with the tales of heroic, lovable, and sometimes strange people who for generations have inhabited this center of rugged and isolated grandeur. In four beautiful volumes of words and pictures, author2Bob Powers has superlatively filled his dedication and commitment to tell the story of his beloved and authentic corner of the Old West.

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