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Love Song to the Plains

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Love Song to the Plains is a lyric salute to the earth and sky and people who made the history of the Great Plains by the region's incomparable historian, Mari Sandoz. It is a story of men and women of many hues-courageous, violent, indomitable, foolish-their legends, failures, and achievements: of explorers and fur trappers and missionaries; of soldiers and army posts and ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by University of Nebraska Press (first published June 1st 1966)
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Kathy  Petersen
This is narrative history at its best, although sometimes Sandoz' sentences, lyrical or not, are a bit diffiuclt to untangle. As a Nebraskan, she tends in the latter part of the book to concentrate on her home state, whereas the earlier sections sweep widely over the Plains. I prefer the wider perspective, but I cannot fault her for her state loyalty; besides, it's mostly interesting.
Becky
Aug 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
This was the choice for my book club, but I am the only one in the club that trudged all the way through the book. This book was agonizing to read, at best. While I did learn a few interesting historical facts, I thought the writing style was very poor. I just don't understand why so many people think it's a great book.
Merlou
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed Sandoz's writing for years, and this book was as beautifully written as her others. Her prose makes history come alive. If you are interested in the history of the plains region, this books is a must read.
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Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sandoz is not an easy read but tells a story of the people who settled the Great Plains.
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This book was written in 1961, and its florid style is hard to follow at times. Sandoz loves her beloved Nebraska, and for that reason it was worth finishing. I learned much about the history and culture of the Great Plains region.
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Mari Susette Sandoz (May 11, 1896 – March 10, 1966) was a novelist, biographer, lecturer, and teacher. She was one of Nebraska's foremost writers, and wrote extensively about pioneer life and the Plains Indians.
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