Thrashin’ Time: Harvest Days in the Dakotas

David R. Godine, 1990, 2000

Mr. Weitzman’s glorious illustrations . . . are as massive as the draft horses and the machines they depict, as delicate a stalks of wheat . . . They are the kind of illustrations in which the reader gets lost. With his text, Mr. Weitzman’s illustrations bring back a world.

Verlyn Klinkenborg The New York Times

A grand celebration of American farmers and the contribution made to their lives.

The Horn Book Magazine

The crisp black-line drawings offer precision and smoothness, making the volume as strong as the people and the machine itself. This is a rare book depicting everyday life on an American family farm of an era long vanished, and for that reason it should be cherished.


This is a world we have lost, and that many of us sharply regret. Still the real glory of this album lies in Weitzman’s drawings–they resemble steel engravings–which celebrate those early machine dreams.

Washington Post