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Great Plains

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Publisher Comments:

National Bestseller

With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains. A travelogue, a work of scholarship, and a western adventure, Great Plains takes us from the site of Sitting Bulls cabin, to an abandoned house once terrorized by Bonnie and Clyde, to the scene of the murders chronicled in Truman Capotes In Cold Blood. It is an expedition that reveals the heart of the American West.

Book News Annotation:

This book needs a subtitle to entice both the general and the scholarl reader; but even if it were identified as "writings of a traveller in settled part of America," readers would still find surprises in Frazie unusual wit and diligent scholarship. A good map graces the end paper Includes thorough notes and a collection of photos, mostly historical, living folk he encountered and describes.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

National Bestseller

With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains. A travelogue, a work of scholarship, and a western adventure, Great Plains takes us from the site of Sitting Bulls cabin, to an abandoned house once terrorized by Bonnie and Clyde, to the scene of the murders chronicled in Truman Capotes In Cold Blood. It is an expedition that reveals the heart of the American West.

About the Author

Ian Frazier lives in Montclair, New Jersey. His previous books include Great Plains, Family, and Coyote v. Acme

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374217235
Author:
Frazier, Ian
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great plains
Subject:
West
Subject:
Great Plains Social life and customs.
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - Midwest - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
87-24
Publication Date:
19890601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Includes 16 pages of black-and-white pho
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8.64 x 5.78 x 1.04 in

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With his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast and myth-inspiring Great Plains. A travelogue, a work of scholarship, and a western adventure, Great Plains takes us from the site of Sitting Bulls cabin, to an abandoned house once terrorized by Bonnie and Clyde, to the scene of the murders chronicled in Truman Capotes In Cold Blood. It is an expedition that reveals the heart of the American West.

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