Old Jules

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U of Nebraska Press, 2005 - History - 424 pages
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First published in 1935, Old Jules is unquestionably Mari Sandoz?s masterpiece. This portrait of her pioneer father grew out of ?the silent hours of listening behind the stove or the wood box, when it was assumed, of course, that I was asleep in bed. So it was that I heard the accounts of the hunts,? Sandoz recalls. "Of the fights with the cattlemen and the sheepmen, of the tragic scarcity of women, when a man had to ?marry anything that got off the train,? of the droughts, the storms, the wind and isolation. But the most impressive stories were those told me by Old Jules himself.? This Bison Books edition includes a new introduction by Linda M. Hasselstrom.
  

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

I agree that the abrupt change of subject could be difficult at times. However, I have heard that I do this very thing myself in conversation, so perhaps it is a learning lesson for me. I do love ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

This was a book about Jules Ami Sandoz, a Swiss immigrant who helped to settle the Sand Hills of Nebraska in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It was written by his daughter. Jules had some strange ... Read full review

Contents

SPRING
3
MIRAGE
20
JEST AND DEPARTURE
35
THE RETURN
54
A CHECKERED SUIT
74
HENRIETTE
97
THE NIOBRARA FEUD
120
RAIN MAKERS AND A HUNT TO THE BIG HORNS
148
A POLISH WEDDING
252
THE KINKAIDER COMES
268
LAND FRAUDS
290
THE KILLER
307
SNAKEBITE
327
THE HILLS
348
THE KINKAIDER GOES
367
A NEW BOOM
390

EMELIA CATTLEMEN AND MURDER
164
MARY AND A LANDSTEAL PLOT
183
RAIN
208
HAIL ON THE PANHANDLE
232
WINTER
404
AFTERWORD
425
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Mari Sandoz (1896?1966) is the noted author of Crazy Horse, Cheyenne Autumn, and The Battle of the Little Bighorn, all available in Bison Books editions. Linda M. Hasselstrom, teacher and editor, is the author of eleven books of nonfiction and poetry about the northern plains, including Between Grass and Sky and Feels Like Far: A Rancher?s Life on the Great Plains.