Want to learn more about The Waltons? Here are some good books and Kindle ebooks here from Amazon:


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Goodnight John-Boy


By (author): Earl Hamner, Ralph E. Giffin

For eight wonderful years The Waltons, the story of a family living in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression, entertained America and the world. Yet this television show was more than entertaining. Each episode combined wonderful stories and “teachable moments” in which adults and children alike learned the importance of honesty, hard work, respect, responsibility, self-sacrifice, and kindness. As is true in most families, the Waltons faced many challenges, occasionally stumbled along the way, but they struggled to live their lives within the framework of the values they believed and taught.

Goodnight, John-Boy is a memory book of The Waltons, the number-one television show of its time. Filled with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and profiles of people who appeared on the show, it introduces readers to the Hamner family members who later became characters on The Waltons, suggests events and locales that inspired many of the episodes, and traces Earl Hamner’s life as a writer from Virginia to New York to Hollywood.

Included is a description of each episode plus reminiscence, comments, and personal feelings from numerous people connected with the series-writers, actors, directors, producers, family, and fans. Heavily illustrated with publicity shots and personal photographs taken by cast, crew, and others, Goodnight John-Boy will be a welcomed book by millions of loyal fans.

When The Waltons first aired in 1972, it was at the bottom of the Nielson ratings-by December it led the list. That dramatic leap came about because fans told their friends about it and wrote the CBS network to praise the show and to plead that the show not be canceled. Thirty years later, Goodnight, John-Boy is sure to touch the hearts of the show’s fans again.
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Lessons from the Mountain


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By (author): Mary McDonough

A fascinating look at what it’s like to grow up in front of and beyond the cameras. –Eve Plumb

For nine seasons, Mary McDonough was part of one of the most beloved families in television history. Just ten years-old when she was cast as the pretty, wholesome middle child Erin, Mary grew up on the set of The Waltons, alternately embracing and rebelling against her good-girl onscreen persona. Now, as the first cast member to write about her experiences on the classic series, she candidly recounts the joys and challenges of growing up Walton–from her overnight transformation from a normal kid in a working class, Irish Catholic family, to a Hollywood child star, to the personal challenges that led her to take on a new role as an activist for women’s body image issues.

Touching, funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always illuminating, Lessons from the Mountain is the story of everything Mary McDonough learned on her journey over–and beyond–that famous mountain.

“For someone who started out as a sweet little girl afraid to speak up, it certainly is a pleasure to hear her shout from the top of the mountain now! –Alison Arngrim, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Prairie Bitch

“She’s a radiant woman whose truth comes from within. . .if I had to pick one word that described Mary Beth, it would be resilience.” –Earl Hamner, Creator of The Waltons

“Mary is a whole lot more than Erin on The Waltons. This book shows how she’s handled all the highs and lows with grace.” –George Clooney

Includes Never Before Published Bonus Chapter!

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The Walton Family Cookbook


By (author): Sylvia Resnick

Gathering around the dinner table to discuss the happenings of the day was a tradition that was cherished by all of the Walton family members. Good food and lively conversation creates a bond that is cherished and long remembered by each of us. The Walton Family Cookbook is filled with favorite dishes of the cast members. Ralph Waite’s (John Walton) pot roast; Ellen Corby’s (Grandma Walton) fresh baked Whole Wheat Bread; Judy Norton’s (Mary Ellen) Health Salad and Michael Learned’s (Olivia Walton) French Onion Soup and Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing are just some of the taste bud delights you’ll find inside plus favorite anecdotes about their own family dinners.
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Earl Hamner: From Walton’s Mountain to Tomorrow


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By (author): James E Person

An authorized biography of prolife author and screen-writer Earl Hamner. Covers his career from earliest newspaper writing, to Hollywood, the Twilight Zone and The Waltons.
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Ike Godsey of Walton’s Mountain


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By (author): Joe Conley

The autobiography of Joe Conely, a regular on The Waltons!
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Mountain Memories: An Interview with Earl Hamner, Jr., Creator of The Waltons (feature article)


By (author): Karen Brewer

When asked how he would like to be remembered, Earl Hamner answered, “As a good husband, as a good father, and as a good citizen who loved his family and his country.” Earl Hamner will also be long remembered for his contributions to the art of storytelling, for his contributions toward the betterment of mankind in uplifting traditional values, and for creating for many a sense of home. The creator of The Waltons television series is the subject of this in-depth feature story (6,293 words)

Other works on Kindle by this writer:
Returning to Walton’s Mountain: Reminiscing with Mary McDonough (an interview with Mary McDonough, who played Erin Walton)

A Cabin in the Woods (a novel)

Saddlers Creek (the screenplay)

Say It’s So, Joe (a feature story on ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson)

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The Waltons


By (author): Robert Weverka

Fiction
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Waltons, The: Nostalgia and Myth in Seventies America


By (author): Mike Chopra-Gant

The Waltons’ drama series about John and Olivia Walton, their ageing parents Zeb and Esther and their seven children in 1930s and ‘40s America was a successful show for CBS TV throughout the 1970s. In 2008 – perhaps significantly – the first six series of the show have for the first time been released on dvd. This is classic television with contemporary relevance, still running on Hallmark channel and remembered with reverence by a generation.

‘The Waltons’ was on tv screens through a socially and politically volatile period, when Nixon-era America was confronting the impending withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. The show, Mike Chopra-Gant demonstrates in this fascinating book, expressed a wider nostalgic desire in its audience to return to traditional conservatism and paternalistic family values at this time of political crisis. He examines its deployment of key myths, and its vision of family as against current tv depictions, featuring the likes of the Addams, the Simpsons, and the Sopranos. He also explores its powerful representation of three generations of men and of the Walton family’s strong women, who are nevertheless domestic heroines.

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