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Like No Other Place: The Sandhills of Nebraska (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) Hardcover – June 15, 2010


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  • Series: Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places
  • Hardcover: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Center for American Places; 1 edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930066929
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930066922
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,238,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The wide arms of Owen’s silver-tinted photographs stretch along the hills and ranches where he briefly lived (Ellsworth, Nebraska, population: 13). Every speck, cow, reservoir, and wheel track fascinates. His accompanying vignettes of the people and their history are largely undistilled from their first voices. This is a land you want to see through a lens, an experience you wouldn't understand looking out a window at 60 mph, or even standing next to a single shrub for a week.”—Sierra


(Sierra )

“David Owen has beautifully captured the rhythms of the Nebraska Sandhills in his new book. His essays and photographs convey his affection and deep respect for the land and the people, and he captures the essence of this distinctive and magnificent American place.”—David J. Wishart, professor, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and editor of The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

(David J. Wishart )

About the Author

David Owen, a priest in the Episcopal Church, was born and raised in Ohio and now lives in Canton, Connecticut.  He has photographed extensively in the American southwest and in Nepal. 


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a treasure!!! David has captured the essence of who we are and what it takes to enjoy and go beyond just living here. This is our home, our community and our way of life that is so very precious. We are blessed by God to live in an area of such deep roots of family and enjoy the wonder of His creation EVERY day!! Thank You David for your insight and your eye to capture our lifestyle. I love it!! Jecca Ostrander
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mel on July 26, 2010
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I grew up in the sandhills of Nebraska and my parents are mentioned in this book. I bought it and couldn't put it down. The photography is amazing and the way he writes makes reading this book effortless and addictive. Thank you Dave for writing this book! I wish I could be there for the book signing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Perrigo on April 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
A group of us were sitting around (in eastern Colorado) chatting about some of the wonderful places we'd been blessed enough to live and I mentioned the western Sandhills of Sheridan county Nebraska. As I reminisced about the ranch we'd lived on, people, places, and our little church in the middle of nowhere, Pleasant Point, one of my friends gave me a funny look.
She asked if I'd read this book as so many of the things I was talking about sounded really familiar. I'd never heard of it. So she brought it to church last Sunday.

I *immediately* sat down and started reading.
Not only does it do an excellent job of capturing the feeling of that particular corner of the world, I loved seeing people I knew (hey! That roper? She's the praise and worship leader at our church. Wait a sec...THERE'S our church! And that was the pastor that married us!)
I drug that book all over, pointing out places my husband and I have talked about over the years, people we'd known, and that little church at the center of it all.

We feel so fortunate to have been in that particular part of the world when we were starting out in life. And now I found an entire BOOK that commemorates it. What a treasure! Thank you Mr. Owen for recognizing the blessings to be found in the western Sandhills and being able to convey them to others. I'm buying several copies for gifts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne M Mandeville on October 4, 2010
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This book captures the heart of rural Nebraska, a land of wide open spaces and strong willed people. The author captured the people's trust and compassion for one another with his descriptions of their everyday lives. He gives a sense of the hardiness required for survival for those folks who choose to live in isolated places. Between the narrative and the photography one comes to understand the business of ranching. For those with a rural background, this book will stir your memories and for urban dwellers, you can gain a sense of what it means to live and earn a living in the ranch lands of America.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By winnie on September 23, 2013
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It was an "OK" book. Not what I expected. Cost too much. It focused too much on people and not the area.
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