Bauer’s story is told clearly and convincingly and at times reaches a level of touching eloquence. . . . Will be a contribution to the understanding of the changes in rural life and family farms on the Great Plains from the 1910s to 1960s and appeal to anyone interested in Kansas history. --Rex Buchanan, author of Roadside Kansas: A Traveler’s Guide to Its Geology and Landmarks
Bauer’s work is very reminiscent of the classic Sod and Stubble
. Descriptive and reflective, it leaves us with the powerful sense that something significant happened. I like it a lot. --Thomas D. Isern, author of Dakota Circle: Excursions on the True Plains
About the Author
Arnold J. Bauer went from his family farm to study in Mexico and Berkeley and to teach Latin American Studies at the University of California at Davis. In 2005 he received the “Order of Merit Gabriela Mistral,” the highest recognition the Chilean government awards for contributions to education and culture. He lives in Davis.