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Bad Land: An American Romance

Authors: Raban, Jonathan
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS036060, HIS036090, TRV025030
ISBN: 9780307798442, Related ISBNs: 0307798445, 0517282313, 0679442545, 0679759069, 0736643044
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 384,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Seduced by the government's offer of 320 acres per homesteader, Americans and Europeans rushed to Montana and the Dakotas to fulfill their own American dream in the first decade of this century. Raban's stunning evocation of the harrowing, desperate reality behind the homesteader's dream strips away the myth--while preserving the romance--that has shrouded our understanding of our own heartland.
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