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Calvin Cobb - Radio Woodworker - a novel by Roy Underhill


Calvin Cobb - Radio Woodworker - a novel by Roy Underhill
Highland Item # 204745
Author: Roy Underhill


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Calvin Cobb : Radio Woodworker! - A Novel With Measured Drawings
Author, Roy Underhill


CLICK HERE to read Norm Reid's book review
of Calvin Cobb, Radio Woodworker.

Roy Underhill of PBS's "The Woodwright Shop" has written what could be the first-ever woodworker novel: Calvin Cobb : Radio Woodworker! It is a screwball comedy set in 1937 about a woodworker who heads the U.S. government's agricultural "Broadcast Research" division, in charge of researching "broadcast seed, nutrient and amendment distribution technology and practice." Calvin soon finds his life full of danger, romance and intrigue.

Here is the description of the book that Megan Fitzpatrick wrote for the dust flap:

    "Calvin Cobb is Section Chief of the Broadcast Research division - the smallest section of the U.S. Department of Agriculture...along with his staff of four women (all severely injured WWI volunteers). But the four women are more interested in developing the world's first supercomputer (using abandoned punch-card tabulating machines), and Calvin is more interested in woodworking...and in one particular woman: Kathryn Dale Harper, host of the radio program "Homemaker Chats". How best to woo her? Why, a radio show: "Grandpa Sam's Woodshop of the Air!" It is an almost-overnight sensation...But - as Calvin discovers - success breeds jealousy...a dangerous thing when ones enemy has friends in high places. Can Calvin and his friends save the world through woodworking, one listener at a time? Perhaps - but first, they will have to save themselves from Nazis, the clutches of the FBI, bureaucracy and wooden legs that break at inopportune times."

Roy Underhill has such a great natural wit and sense of humor, you know his novel will be a great read! Chalk it up to another delightful book from Lost Art Press Publishing.


ISBN 978-0-99062-302-1

Hardcover, 384 Pages

Publisher: Lost Art Press
Reviews:  Lost Art Press Reviews

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