PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers, 1991 - Travel - 624 pages
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Eight years in the making--a new American classic from the author of Blue Highways. William Least Heat-Moon's genius in PrairyErth lies in constructing a "deep map" of the Great Plains by penetrating time and space within a tiny portion of it: Chase County, Kansas. This story of Chase County's history, legends, heroes, and its extraordinary people looms as large as the universe itself. Maps, drawings.

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An amazing insight into a small rural county. - Goodreads
The prose is, at times, most beautiful and engaging. - Goodreads
I loved it, and it has a perfect ending. - Goodreads
But the writing is still wonderful. - Goodreads
I browsed it and writing looked good. - Goodreads
This is why I live William's writing. - Goodreads

Review: PrairyErth (The Travel Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Robert Maier - Goodreads

A great treatise on living in a small place, and clarifies many nasty aspects of American culture, from cruelty to native Americans and African-Americans, to general closed-mindedness and suspicion of ... Read full review

Review: PrairyErth (The Travel Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Gregg Bell - Goodreads

Least Heat-Moon is a magician. How anybody could take a county in Kansas and turn it into a fascinating, edifying, educating read is beyond me. But he did. You don't have to look far to get the feel ... Read full review


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WILLIAM LEAST HEAT-MOON is the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Highways, PrairyErth, and River-Horse. Born of English-Irish-Osage ancestry, he holds a doctorate in English and a bachelor's degree in photojournalism. Heat-Moon lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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