A View from the Prairie...and Beyond: A Family History and Personal Memoirs Brian D. Thoreson

ISBN: 9781478735717

Published: June 22nd 2014

Paperback

138 pages


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A View from the Prairie...and Beyond: A Family History and Personal Memoirs  by  Brian D. Thoreson

A View from the Prairie...and Beyond: A Family History and Personal Memoirs by Brian D. Thoreson
June 22nd 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 138 pages | ISBN: 9781478735717 | 10.47 Mb

Beginning with a brief history of the Great Plains, the author describes early life in the Dakota Territory including the first settlers and explorers and the often volatile relationship with Native Americans. The author then traces his ancestors from Scotland and Norway beginning in the mid-18th century in a remarkable and courageous journey across the ocean and eastern half of the country to a small farming community in South Dakota, detailing the successes, failures, and will to survive that drove these early settlers in search of a better life in America.

The story continues with a vivid and sometimes humorous portrayal of his life as a young boy growing up on a small family farm during the 1950s and 60s and his love of nature and animals, including heartwarming tales of his personal relationships with wild animals of the prairie, all of which helped nurture the independence, self-reliance, and sense of adventure that would carry into his adult life.

Adulthood serves up a multitude of opportunities and locales, including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, and Knoxville, each one different from the next, as the author weaves a wealth of stories - historical, personal, and political - that will engage and entertain to the very last page.



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