Mormon Country

Mormon Country

by Wallace Stegner
     
 

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Where others saw only sage, a salt lake, and a great desert, the Mormons saw their "lovely Deseret," a land of lilacs, honeycombs, poplars, and fruit trees. The story is one of self-sacrifice and labor spent in the search for an ideal in the most forbidding territory of the American West.

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Where others saw only sage, a salt lake, and a great desert, the Mormons saw their "lovely Deseret," a land of lilacs, honeycombs, poplars, and fruit trees. The story is one of self-sacrifice and labor spent in the search for an ideal in the most forbidding territory of the American West.

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New York Times

“Stegner’s book makes excellent reading and is also solidly based. . . . His residence of fifteen years in the region he is describing allows him to mingle ease with authority.”—New York Times

Boston Globe

“Stegner combines a great amount of information and lively comment with fine description of one of the most beautiful and least known regions of the United States.”—Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803291256
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
02/01/1982
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Wallace Stegner (1909–93) was one of America’s most distinguished novelists and essayists. His works include the Pulitzer Prize–winning Angle of Repose and The Spectator Bird, winner of the National Book Award. Richard W. Etulain is a professor emeritus of history at the University of New Mexico. He is the coauthor of The American West: A Twentieth-Century History (Nebraska 1989) and Stegner: Conversations on History and Literature.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 18, 1909
Date of Death:
April 13, 1993
Place of Birth:
Lake Mills, Iowa
Place of Death:
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Education:
B.A., University of Utah, 1930; attended University of California, 1932-33; Ph. D., State University of Iowa, 1935

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