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American Places (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
American Places (Penguin Classics)
Author: Wallace Stegner - Page Stegner
ISBN 13: 9780143039747
ISBN 10: 143039741
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2006-07-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $16.00
 
 

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