PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

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Houghton Mifflin, 1991 - Chase County (Kan.) - 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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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Probably I'd call it a four-star book. I did read a fair bit of it I just don't have the patience for the whole thing right now, and I have to cull because we're moving. I will say I'd rather not have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nero56 - LibraryThing

Whether he became too bogged down in one area, or the inspiration just wasn't there, this was an informative but not great read. 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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