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The Man Who Moved a Mountain

The Man Who Moved a Mountain

This is the definitive biography of Reverend Bob Childress of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Often compared to Mark Twain's tales of the Mississippi, the style and the text show, with stark clarity, the transforming effects Childress and his ministry had on the rough and wild mountain communities of this section of Virginia.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800612375
  • eBook ISBN 9781451416763
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 272
  • Publication Date January 1, 1972


"A classic: The Man Who Moved a Mountain does for the Blue Ridge what Mark Twain's tales did for the Mississippi. But much more than that, it offers Americans an authentic hero with a Daniel Boone brand of courage and an Abe Lincoln brand of humor. I defy anyone who starts reading it to put down this salty, swift-moving biography of an unknown giant who was born and lived among whiskey-stilling, trigger-happy mountaineers. It's a funny book, a moving book, and altogether true. It belongs in every home in America."
— Walter F. Mondale
former U.S. Vice-President and U.S. Senator
"This is a fascinating biography, a moving portrait of a life that transformed a wild and rough mountain folk. Here truth is verily stranger than fiction, exciting, surprising, and utterly true....Mr. Davids has written a superbly vivid and gripping story."
— Presbyterian Outlook