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Frazier, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of Dating Your Mom , here explores the Great Plains at random, seeking the past and embracing the present. According to PW , "This is an engaging blend of travelogue, local color, geography and folklore." Photos. 100,000 first printing; author tour.
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“Extraordinary...One thinks of such American originals as John McPhee, Wallace Stegner, Edward Hoagland, Peter Matthiessen, and Evan S. Connell.” ―The Washington Post Book
“This is a brillant, funny, and altogether perfect book, soaked in research and then aired out on the open plains to evaporate the excess, leaving this modern masterpiece. It makes me want to get in a truck and drive straight out to North Dakota and look at the prairie.” ―Garrison Keillor
“History written with passion and delight... Frazier is a great storyteller.” ―NewsweekSee all Product Description
Let me add just these two things to the remarks of the many other reviewers: Ian Frazier's rhapsodic discussion of the joy the Great Plains engender (like the mysticism of deserts... Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Ross E. Nelson
Ian Frazier writes about the wonders he's found driving up and down the North American plains. His personal accounts and stories may prompt many readers to recall the wonders that... Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by Bob
Great Plains is a cross between Kathleen Norrisï¿½ "Dakota" and William Least Heat Moonï¿½s "Blue Highways. Read morePublished on July 30 2002 by Ronald Scheer
GREAT PLAINS by Ian Frazier is one of those travel essays that might serve as the source of arcane facts useful as party trivia. Read morePublished on June 14 2002 by Mr. Joe
This book is interesting at times. Unfortunately, it is also uneven and uninspired in places.
The author paints impressions of the Great Plains, that wide open part of... Read more
Ian Frazier's multi-Plains-state odyssey encounters Indians, farmers, cattlemen, outlaws, Anabaptists, the United States Air Force, and most importantly, Lawrence Welk. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2002
A resident of the Plains, I've read this book several times now, enjoying it always. An engaging, soon-to-be-classic regional travelogue in the best tradition of William Least... Read morePublished on July 31 2001 by Puncturevine
This book is not a tourist book of the Great Plains but rather some interesting vignettes of the area as perceived by the author, Ian Frazier,about a vast expanse of 'big sky'... Read morePublished on April 23 2001 by John Elsegood