PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

Front Cover
Houghton Mifflin, 1991 - Chase County (Kan.) - 624 pages
6 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: PrairyErth (The Travel Trilogy #2)

User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

PrairyErth by William Least Heat Moon (Houghton Miflin 1991)(917.819). This is Blue Highways exclusively in Kansas. My rating: 7/10, finished 1995. Read full review

Review: PrairyErth (The Travel Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Ralph Estes - Goodreads

Chase Co., Ks. Better than cutesy title would suggest. Ramblings on foot into every corner of county. Read full review


From the Commonplace Book
Upon the First Terrace

34 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1991)

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.

Bibliographic information