Son of the Gamblin' Man: The Youth of an Artist

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The story tells of the gambler and townsite promoter who founded Cozad, Nebraska, and of his family, particularly his younger son, [who] became a world-famous artist and teacher known as 'Robert Henri.' This tale is essentially Robert's story, the story of a sensitive talented boy growing up in the midst of frontier violence. But it is also the story of the ambitious promoter and of frontier people fighting hunger, cold, blizzards, drouths, grasshoppers, prairie fires, and ...

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Overview

The story tells of the gambler and townsite promoter who founded Cozad, Nebraska, and of his family, particularly his younger son, [who] became a world-famous artist and teacher known as 'Robert Henri.' This tale is essentially Robert's story, the story of a sensitive talented boy growing up in the midst of frontier violence. But it is also the story of the ambitious promoter and of frontier people fighting hunger, cold, blizzards, drouths, grasshoppers, prairie fires, and ruthless cattlemen. . . .

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Saturday Review

"The book's characters are all drawn from life and given their actual names; the events can be documented. The factual framework makes this unusual fiction and gives the tale a pattern most novelists would have altered to their purposes. But Miss Sandoz had her own purpose and she has achieved it splendidly by telling the story the way it happened."—Hal Borland, Saturday Review

— Hal Borland

New York Times Book Review

"Excellent historical fiction. . . . Deeply interesting and decidedly worth while. Moreover, it adds another cubit to our understanding of the flowering of America's heartland, a story of never-ending fascination."—Victor P. Haas, New York Times Book Review

— Victor P. Haas

Saturday Review - Hal Borland

"The book's characters are all drawn from life and given their actual names; the events can be documented. The factual framework makes this unusual fiction and gives the tale a pattern most novelists would have altered to their purposes. But Miss Sandoz had her own purpose and she has achieved it splendidly by telling the story the way it happened."—Hal Borland, Saturday Review
New York Times Book Review - Victor P. Haas

"Excellent historical fiction. . . . Deeply interesting and decidedly worth while. Moreover, it adds another cubit to our understanding of the flowering of America's heartland, a story of never-ending fascination."—Victor P. Haas, New York Times Book Review
Saturday Review

"The book's characters are all drawn from life and given their actual names; the events can be documented. The factual framework makes this unusual fiction and gives the tale a pattern most novelists would have altered to their purposes. But Miss Sandoz had her own purpose and she has achieved it splendidly by telling the story the way it happened."

—Hal Borland, Saturday Review

New York Times Book Review

"Excellent historical fiction. . . . Deeply interesting and decidedly worth while. Moreover, it adds another cubit to our understanding of the flowering of America''s heartland, a story of never-ending fascination."

—Victor P. Haas, New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803258334
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1976
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 333
  • Sales rank: 1,031,666
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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