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American Places

Wallace Stegner - Author

Page Stegner - Author

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ISBN 9780143039747 | 304 pages | 25 Jul 2006 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A collection of musings by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Wallace Stegner and his son, Page, American Places reconciles the many images that embody Americans, America, and the land that made it all possible

A collection of musings by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Wallace Stegner and his son, Page, American Places reconciles the many images that embody Americans, America, and the land that made it all possible. BACKCOVER: “This book is an attempt, by sampling, to say something about how the American people and the American land have interacted, how they have shaped one another; what patterns of life, with what chances of continuity, have arisen out of the confrontations between an unformed society and a virgin continent. Perhaps it is less a book about the American land than some ruminations about the making of America. . . . We are the unfinished product of a long becoming.”
—from American Places

“The text by the Stegners is precise, to the point, packed with useful information and infused with that love for our land and its honest workers which is the highest form (perhaps the only form) of patriotism.”
—Edward Abbey

American Places
Preface
Foreword

American Places

Inheritance
The Northeast Kingdom
Last Exit to America
The River
Dead Heart of the West
Crow Country
High Plateaus
The New Riders of the Purple Sage
The Redwood Curtain
There It Is: Take It
Life Along the Fault Line
Remnants
Unfinished Business

Bibliography
Index