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Son of the Gamblin' Man

The Youth of an Artist

By (author) Mari Sandoz
Format: Hardback
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, United States
Published: 1st Jun 1976
Dimensions: w 133mm h 203mm
Weight: 510g
ISBN-10: 0803208952
ISBN-13: 9780803208957
Barcode No: 9780803208957
The story tells of the gambler and townsite promoter who founded Cozad, Nebraska, and of his family, particularly his younger son, [who] became a world-famous artist and teacher known as 'Robert Henri.' This tale is essentially Robert's story, the story of a sensitive talented boy growing up in the midst of frontier violence. But it is also the story of the ambitious promoter and of frontier people fighting hunger, cold, blizzards, drouths, grasshoppers, prairie fires, and ruthless cattlemen..."The book's characters are all drawn from life and given their actual names; the events can be documented. The factual framework makes this unusual fiction and gives the tale a pattern most novelists would have altered to their purposes. But Miss Sandoz had her own purpose and she has achieved it splendidly by telling the story the way it happened." - Hal Borland, "Saturday Review"."Excellent historical fiction...Deeply interesting and decidedly worth while. Moreover, it adds another cubit to our understanding of the flowering of America's heartland, a story of never-ending fascination." - Victor P. Haas, "New York Times Book Review".

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