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Roger Welsch is a fierce fan of Nebraskanot just the football team, or the state's famous beef, or its endless sky, or its ferocious and ferociously unpredictable weather but the whole thing. His license plate says capt neb and he means it.
Welsch loves Nebraska as the heart of America's Great Plains. His perception of the state is not always conventionaloccasionally it's even abrasivebut he's thought a lot about this place some call "Fly-Over Country" or "The Middle of Nowhere" or even "The End of the Earth." And what he has to say about it makes interesting reading for natives and outsiders alike, for those who love the place and those who would rather travel through hell than make another drive across Nebraska's endless miles.
After writing three dozen books about his other passionseverything from old tractors to dogs, edible wild plants, and sod housesWelsch finally turns his attention to his first and real passion: his beloved home state.
"This new book by Roger Welsch is one that every red-blooded Nebraskan should own--and, if time and blood pressure permit, should read."
-- William Kloefkorn, Nebraska State Poet
"Roger Welsch, by far the greatest humorist to ever call Dannebrog home, is indeed a Nebraska treasure. He is gifted; he is very funny; Roger is our Will Rogers."
-- Charlie Thone, former Governor of Nebraska
Writer Roger Welsch is a fierce fan of Nebraskanot just the football team, or the state's famous beef, or its endless sky, or its ferocious and ferociously unpredictable weather, but the whole thing. His unconventional perspectives will make readers of this "love letter to Nebraska" chuckle.
About the Author
is a popular folklorist, humorist, and essayist who has written dozens of books and hundreds of articles about history, culture, and folklore. He is the best-selling author of Old Tractors and The Men Who Love Them
and more than thirty other titles. Welsch was a regular guest who presented his "Postcard from Nebraska" on the CBS Sunday Morning Show
with Charles Kuralt. Kuralt called Welsch "America's premier storyteller" and wrote "From his lips, small-town life takes on the dignity of history." Welsch hosted "Roger Welsch & . . . " on Nebraska Educational Television, and in 2005 he received the Henry Fonda Award, Nebraska's highest award for leadership, vision, and dedication to state tourism. Welsch, an adopted member of the Omaha Tribe, lives with his wife Linda near Dannebrog, where he continues to write and restore old tractors.