Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies

Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies

by Roger L. Welsch
     
 

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"More than corn grows tall on the American Plains. Here for the delectation of amateur folklorists is a collection of country whoppers from the frontier of Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa-funny and fantastic yarns and anecdotes of pioneer vintage that belie the erroneous notion that the men and women who settled the Plains were 'grimly serious' forerunners of Grant Wood's

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"More than corn grows tall on the American Plains. Here for the delectation of amateur folklorists is a collection of country whoppers from the frontier of Nebraska, Oklahoma and Iowa-funny and fantastic yarns and anecdotes of pioneer vintage that belie the erroneous notion that the men and women who settled the Plains were 'grimly serious' forerunners of Grant Wood's farming couple."-Publishers Weekly

Roger Welsch has written numerous books. He delivers a "Postcard from Nebraska" on CBS Sunday Morning.

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Journal of American Folklore

"Roger Welsch has an uncanny facility for producing books in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Like his earlier Sod Walls: The Story of the Nebraska Sod House, this volume is a collection of many bits and pieces that, taken as a whole, present a vivid picture of life on the American prairie."—Journal of American Folklore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803297005
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
03/28/1980
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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Roger Welsch has written numerous books. He delivers a "Postcard from Nebraska" on CBS Sunday Morning.

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