Bad Land: An American Romance by Jonathan Raban

This book is a historical exploration of the American West, specifically the region of Eastern Montana. The author delves into the experiences of the British and Scandinavian settlers who were lured to this area in the early 20th century by railroad advertisements promising fertile farmland. Through a combination of historical research, personal narratives, and travelogue-style observations, the author paints a vivid picture of the harsh realities these settlers faced, including drought, isolation, and economic hardship. The book also reflects on the lasting impact of these experiences on the region's culture and identity.

The 8963rd greatest book of all time


Published
1996
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
384
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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