9780060931933

Giants in the Earth : A Saga of the Prairie

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    9780060931933

  • ISBN10:

    0060931930

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/15/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

The classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America.

"A firmly woven tapestry of harsh texture wrought by a master sure in his choice of strong fiber and of color, telling with heroic gesture and intricate design its legend of simple people struggling in the eternal coil of unwitting life."-Times Literary Supplement (London)

"A moving narrative of pioneer hardship and heroism the background of the boundless Dakota prairie, with its mysterious distances and its capacity for evil, is painted with alternating beauty and grimness." -Atlantic Monthly

"The fullest, finest, and most powerful novel that has been written about pioneer life in America."-The Nation

Table of Contents

Foreword xi(4)
Introduction xv
Lincoln Colcord
BOOK I THE LAND-TAKING 3(280)
Toward the Sunset
3(22)
Home-Founding
25(45)
"Rosie!--Rosie!"
70(55)
What the Waving Grass Revealed
125(53)
Facing the Great Desolation
178(47)
The Heart That Dared Not Let In the Sun
225(58)
BOOK II FOUNDING THE KINGDOM 283
On the Border of Utter Darkness
283(53)
The Power of Evil in High Places
336(68)
The Glory of the Lord
404(80)
The Great Plain Drinks the Blood of Christian Men and Is Satisfied
484

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Fantastic! July 5, 2011
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Rolvaag gives a stirring account of the Norwegian Midwest, but he also gives an in-depth perusal into the minds and hearts of the people who settled it. He writes of a lifestyle and of motivations unimaginable to the modern American, and yet, he writes of a time that was shockingly recent in the history of the Midwest. I would strongly recommend this textbook to anyone looking for an absolutely unbiased portrayal of pioneer life. It will inspire you.
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