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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:
9780679442547
Subtitle:
(an American romance )
Author:
Raban, Jonathan
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Montana
Subject:
West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Copyright:
Series Volume:
O
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
324p.
Dimensions:
9.56x6.47x1.14 in. 1.35 lbs.

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