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Bad Land: An American Romance

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Awards

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, 1996
A New York Times Editors' Choice for Book of the Year
Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award
Winner of the PEN West Creative Nonfiction Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Seduced by the government's offer of 320 acres per homesteader, Americans and Europeans rushed to Montana and the Dakotas to fulfill their own American dream in the first decade of this century. Raban's stunning evocation of the harrowing, desperate reality behind the homesteader's dream strips away the myth — while preserving the romance — that has shrouded our understanding of our own heartland.

About the Author

Jonathan Raban is the author of Soft City, Arabia, Old Glory, Foreign Land, For Love and Money, Coasting, and Hunting Mr. Heartbreak. He won the W.H. Heinemann Award for Literature in 1982 and the Thomas Cook Award in 1981 and 1991. He has also edited the Oxford Book of the Sea. He lives in Seattle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780330346214
Subtitle:
An American Romance
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
London
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
Hardcover
Pages:
325

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » Western States

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