One of His Boys

The Letters of Johnnie Pickle and His Mentor, George Washington Carver

Title Details

Pages: 144

Illustrations: 26 b&w photos

Trim size: 5.000in x 7.000in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 04/27/2021

ISBN: 9-781-5883-8371-6

List Price: $17.95

One of His Boys

The Letters of Johnnie Pickle and His Mentor, George Washington Carver

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  • Description
George Washington Carver is today remembered in part for the many products he derived from the peanut, a crop he urged on Southern farmers to replace cotton and avoid soil exhaustion and the boll weevil. Less well known is the multitude of college students Carver took under his wing over the years in relationships that were cherished by and valuable to the scientist. One of His Boys is the story of the mentorship of Johnnie Pickle, one young man inspired to follow in Carver’s footsteps after witnessing firsthand the Wizard of Tuskegee’s wisdom. Drawing from dozens of letters exchanged between the men, the book reveals previously unseen dimensions of the life and legacy of one of our most important American figures.

About the Author/Editor

JOHN H. PICKLE, JR. is a trained agricultural scientist and the son of John “Johnnie” Pickle. Inspired by Carver, John Jr. spent thirty years developing products for farmers to use. Now retired, Pickle continues to promote good science.