The Youngest Brother is a first-person account by the youngest of five children born to a prosperous Kansas wheat farmer during the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. This is a family's struggle to preserve their relationships and maintain the farm after the father became seriously crippled when the author was just a toddler.
The Youngest Brother is entertaining and contains a touch of humor. It describes life as it was in the "the good old days" when considerably more than half of all Americans lived on farms. The Youngest Brother describes in detail the amenities of the day, but challenges you to make modern comparisons. The events are not chronological since many overlap, yet in general, they follow a historical sequence.