The Big Empty: The Great Plains in the Twentieth Century

R. Douglas Hurt (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
University of Arizona Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2011
Pages
344
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.0 X 8.9 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780816529728

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About the Author

R. Douglas Hurt is a professor and the chair of the Department of History at Purdue University. He has written numerous books about the Great Plains, including The Great Plains during World War II and Problems of Plenty: The American Farmer in the Twentieth Century.

Reviews

"Anyone who wants to have a better understanding of the development of the American west in the twentieth century should read this book."--Canadian Journal of History

"This is an important book because it dares to take on--with much success--a topic, a region, and indeed a state of mind, none of which can be defined without considerable ambiguity or controversy. Hurt approaches the Great Plains primarily through social history, but also incorporates environmental, economic, and political history masterfully in this synthesis." --David Vaught, author of After the Gold Rush: Tarnished Dreams in the Sacramento Valley