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Great Plains

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by Ian Frazier
 

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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 Bull's

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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 Bull's cabin, to an abandoned house once terrorized by Bonnie and Clyde, to the scene of the murders chronicled in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. It is an expedition that reveals the heart of the American West.

Editorial Reviews

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“Extraordinary...One thinks of such American originals as John McPhee, Wallace Stegner, Edward Hoagland, Peter Matthiessen, and Evan S. Connell.” —The Washington Post Book

“This is a brillant, funny, and altogether perfect book, soaked in research and then aired out on the open plains to evaporate the excess, leaving this modern masterpiece. It makes me want to get in a truck and drive straight out to North Dakota and look at the prairie.” —Garrison Keillor

“History written with passion and delight... Frazier is a great storyteller.” —Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312278502
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
05/04/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
205,191
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Frazier is the author of Great Plains, The Fish's Eye, On the Rez, Family, and Travels in Siberia, as well as Dating Your Mom, Lamentations of the Father, and The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Great Plains 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here is a eulogy for the part of America so few people ever get to see and there is plenty. The Plains have a charm and style all of their own apart from bearing witness to that most fascinating of human stories, the settlers' migrations west. Read this delightful book and gas up the car and drive it......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A gentle smile curved at her maw, sitting down she gazed at Silverflame. "You don't look fine to me." Her tail swayed. "Let me help."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tackled the buck and it swung it's massive antlers getting caught in her pelt. She yelped in pain and cleched to the antlers as it ran away to 'shrub' res one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked with help back to camp
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