adventure story and a history of four generations moving west from
Illinois during the Civil War to what was called the Western Desert
of Minnesota and the Dakotas but which was in fact the richest farm
land ever discovered.
story follows the generations through all the heartbreaks and many
joys of the transition from a nearly medieval society of primitive
agriculture, medicine and pre-machine age life into the full development
of hy-bred crops, mechanical harvesters, the telephone, automobile,
highways and the airplane as well as the increasingly brutal and
horrific automatizing and industrialization of warfare from the
U.S. Civil War, the Spainish-American and World War I.
pages, 2001, 5 1/2" x 8", paperbound