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Pike's Peak: A Mining Saga

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
"...a sustained strength and beauty of style rarely found in fiction today". -- Chicago Daily News
Hardcover, 751 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by Swallow Press
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Ned Hayes
May 04, 2013 Ned Hayes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Frank Water's "Pikes Peak" mining saga is indeed a lost classic of American Western literature, and encompasses all of Frank Water's themes of individual passion, familial loss, and personal transcendence in the service of a great ambition -- a common theme in Waters and a powerful one. Waters also has that interesting way of approaching his story -- and his characters -- as near parables and fables, so that his stories feel nearly timeless.

A few years ago, I read everything by Waters I could g
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"Two miles above tidewater in its amphitheater of innumerable hills, Cripple Creek blinked through the snow-flecked dusk of a late December storm."

This notable Southwest historian and novelist fictionalizes three generations of the Rogiers family in order to provide a lens into the struggles and triumphs of all miners and their families in Colorado from the 1870s to the 1930s. He has left a legacy of titles tackling many important topics.
Jan 19, 2011 George rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a powerful and moving saga--three linked (and rewritten) novels. This is Frank Waters at his best. The book is a lost classic of Western literature.
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