Brandywine Boy
by Adrian R. Morrison




A poignant memoir describing the social history, adventures, friendships, and events that shaped the life of a boy growing up in the mid-twentieth century on a small farm in the Brandywine Valley, near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Brandywine Boy provides a glimpse of boyhood in simpler times, before the distractions of television, video games and social media. Growing up in such times, the author discovered the power of imagination and developed an abiding affinity for and curiosity about the natural world, particularly about animal life, that were to shape the man, the veterinarian, and the scientist. Adrian R. Morrison is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Neuroscience at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.