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The Resource Bad land : an American romance, Jonathan Raban

Bad land : an American romance, Jonathan Raban

Label
Bad land : an American romance
Title
Bad land
Title remainder
an American romance
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Raban
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Jonathan Raban ambles and picks his way across the Montana prairie, called "The Great American Desert" until Congress offered 320-acre tracts of barren land to immigrants with stardust in their eyes. Raban's prose makes love to the waves of land, red dirt roads, and skeletons of homesteads that couldn't survive the Dirty Thirties. As poignant as any romance novel, there's heartbreak in the failed dreams of the homesteaders, a pang of destiny in the arbitrary way railroad towns were thrown into existence, and inspiration in the heroism of people who've fashioned lives for themselves by cobbling together homes from the ruined houses of those who couldn't make it. Through it all, Raban's voice examines and honors the vast open expanses of land and pays homage to the histories of families who eked out an existence
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.R22 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Bad land : an American romance, Jonathan Raban
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Contents
  • Woods and Water
  • Home
  • The Open Door
  • Fictions
  • Pictures
  • Fences
  • Plain Sailing
  • Heavy Weather
  • Clinging to the Wreckage
  • Off the Map
Control code
34472165
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780679442547
Lccn
96013432
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
col. map
Label
Bad land : an American romance, Jonathan Raban
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Contents
  • Woods and Water
  • Home
  • The Open Door
  • Fictions
  • Pictures
  • Fences
  • Plain Sailing
  • Heavy Weather
  • Clinging to the Wreckage
  • Off the Map
Control code
34472165
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780679442547
Lccn
96013432
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
col. map

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