The Children's Blizzard

The Children's Blizzard

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by David Laskin
     
 

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Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America’s heartland would never be the same.

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Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America’s heartland would never be the same.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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Erik Larson
“Laskin captures the brutal, heartbreaking folly of this chapter in America’s history.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060520762
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/11/2005
Series:
P.S. Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
153,486
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Erik Larson
“Laskin captures the brutal, heartbreaking folly of this chapter in America’s history.”

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