Search - List of Books by Carla Emery

Carla (Carlotta Louise Harshbarger) Emery DeLong (January 19, 1939 – October 11, 2005). Born in Los Angeles where her parents had gone in search of employment after being displaced from their Washington State home by a crop failure, but grew up as a rancher's daughter in Montana after her parents moved there during her infancy (her father, Carl Harshbarger, had worked as chauffeur for Dorothy Lamour in Los Angeles for about two years, and had saved enough funds to buy some land there). Proponent of organic farming, the "back-to-the-land movement", and author of the Encyclopedia of Country Living. Opened the "School of Country Living" in Kendrick, Idaho in 1976 with her husband Mike Emery to teach homesteading skills. The "School" was destroyed by a flash flood the next year, and could not successfully be reestablished. Mike and Carla divorced in 1985. Carla married constitutionalist legal scholar (with a special interest in Title 18, Oath of Office) Donald DeLong November 25, 2000 and moved to San Simon, Arizona.

Carla self-published the first mimeographed edition of the Encyclopedia under the title An Old-Fashioned Recipe Book. Although she began intending to write a book, she published it in installments starting in 1970 as she wrote it, as if it were a newsletter. The first complete book was finished in March 1974. By the end of 1975 she had sold 13,000 copies. Around that time the book was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the "largest mimeographed volume in general circulation" (700 pages) and was listed as having sold the most copies of a self-published guide: 45,000 mimeographed copies as of 1977. The author believed that it might set a record for the most typographical errors in a book of its size, but reported that she did not have time to count them.

In the mid-70's she made several television appearances, including on "The Mike Douglas Show, "Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" and "Good Morning, America," and even demonstrated goat-milking on "Donahue".

Her book did not find a commercial publisher until the 7th edition, published by Bantam in 1977. The most recent edition of the Encyclopedia, the "updated 10th edition," was published by Sasquatch Press in 2008. (ISBN 1-57061-553-5)

During the 1990s she researched somnambulism, hypnosis, and mind control. She wrote a second book, Secret--Don't Tell: The Encyclopedia of Hypnosis, published in 1998. The book criticized hypnosis in general, and what the author considered to be its unethical uses.

The Encyclopedia of Country Living presents an exhaustive overview of virtually every topic relevant to homesteading and self sufficiency. There are a number of botanically inaccurate classifications and Latin name usages in the gardening sections of the book. They are not errors that would result in failure for a gardener attempting to utilize the information presented.
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Total Books: 13
The Encyclopedia of Country Living 40th Anniversary Edition
2012 - The Encyclopedia of Country Living 40th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781570618406
ISBN-10: 1570618402
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest An Encyclopedia of Country Living Guide
2009 - Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest an Encyclopedia of Country Living Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781570615719
ISBN-10: 1570615713
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Reference
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3

Growing Your Own Vegetables An Encyclopedia of Country Living Guide
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
2008 - The Encyclopedia of Country Living (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781570615535
ISBN-10: 1570615535
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 19

The Encyclopedia of Country Living An Old Fashioned Recipe Book
2003 - The Encyclopedia of Country Living an Old Fashioned Recipe Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781570613777
ISBN-10: 157061377X
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 15

Secret Don't Tell  The Encyclopedia of Hypnotism
2000 - Secret Don't Tell the Encyclopedia of Hypnotism (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781929837014
ISBN-10: 1929837011
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Secret Don't Tell The Encyclopedia of Hypnotism
1998 - Secret Don't Tell the Encyclopedia of Hypnotism (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780965993036
ISBN-10: 0965993035
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Secret Don't Tell The Encyclopedia of Hypnotism
1998 - Secret Don't Tell the Encyclopedia of Hypnotism (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780965993098
ISBN-10: 0965993094
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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The Encyclopedia of Country Living An Old Fashioned Recipe Book
1994 - The Encyclopedia of Country Living an Old Fashioned Recipe Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780912365954
ISBN-10: 0912365951
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Reference
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 12

Old Fashioned Recipe Book An Encyclopedia of Country Living
An Old Fashion Recipe Book
1977 - An Old Fashion Recipe Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780553013269
ISBN-10: 0553013262
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Old fashioned recipe book An encyclopedia of country living
Old Fashioned Recipe Book an Encyclopedia of Country Living (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780552610681
ISBN-10: 0552610682
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Old Fashioned Recipe
Old Fashioned Recipe (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780553340808
ISBN-10: 0553340808
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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