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Western: A Saga of the Great Plains

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The Promise of Glory!
The Kansas prairie was hard country. The land defied all efforts to tame it. The sun and wind aged women overnight. The loneliness drove men crazy. And there were so many ways to die.

The prairie was hard, but the people were harder. A passionate few dared strive to make it better. Men like Ethan Lovejoy, who came to forget the horrors of the past and s
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Hardcover, 437 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Dial Press
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Jeff Dickison
An epic story of Kansas, this tale is nothing more than a long soap opera. A lot of talking, a lot of swearing love forever, then betrayal. Yerby would never use two words when he could find twenty to fill in and repeat over and over and over. Only recommended to romance lovers. I love romance, but I don't love romance books.
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Born in Augusta, Georgia to Rufus Garvin Yerby, an African American, and Wilhelmina Smythe, who was caucasian. He graduated from Haines Normal Institute in Augusta and graduated from Paine College in 1937. Thereafter, Yerby enrolled in Fisk University where he received his Master's degree in 1938. In 1939, Yerby entered the University of Chicago to work toward his doctorate but later left the univ ...more