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With his distinctive blend of intrepidity and wide-eyed wonder, Frazier relates the tale of his 25,000-mile drive across the Great Plains states. In the tradition of Mark Twain's Roughing It, Great Plains is a heartfelt expedition through western America.
Wallace Stegner, Edward Hoagland, Peter Matthiessen, and Evan S. Connell.” —The Washington Post Book World
“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
Posted September 16, 2002
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......
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Posted March 22, 2009
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