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Author: William Least Heat Moon
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Details the author's journey through the 744 square miles and meeting the 3,000 inhabitants of Chase County, Kansas.
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Genre/Form: Local history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heat Moon, William Least.
PrairyErth.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1991
(OCoLC)551417676
Named Person: William Least Heat Moon; William Least Heat-Moon; William Least Heat Moon; William Least Heat-Moon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Least Heat Moon
ISBN: 0395486025 9780395486023 039563752X 9780395637524 039592569X 9780395925690
OCLC Number: 24066611
Notes: "A Peter Davison Book."
Awards: Mountains & Plains Book Award, 1992.
Description: 624 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Crossings : From the Commonplace Book ; On Roniger Hill --
I. Saffordville : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; Upon the first terrace ; Under Old Nell's skirt ; Along the Ghost Highway ; On the town: Cottonwood Falls --
II. Gladstone : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; Between pommel and cantle ; About the red buffalo ; Atop the mound ; On the town: Courthouse --
III. Thrall-Northwest : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; Of recharging the system ; Down in the hollow ; By way of spelling Kansas ; On the town: the Emma Chase --
IV. Fox Creek : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; After the Sixteen-sixty-six beast ; Above the crystalline basement ; Outside the Z Bar ; On the town: Gabriel's inventory --
V. Bazaar : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; In ecstasy ; Beneath a thirty-six-square grid ; Within her pages ; On the town: a night at Darla's --
VI. Matfield Green : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; En las casitas ; Ex Radice ; Via the short line to China ; On the town: versus Harry B. (I) --
VII. Hymer : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; Underneath the overburden ; Within the grain of the grid ; Around half past ; On the town: versus Harry B. (II) --
VIII. Elmdale : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; Up dead-end dirt roads ; In kit form: the Cottonwood Chapter ; Across Osage Hill ; On the town: versus Harry B. (III) --
IX. Homestead : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; Beyond the teeth of the dragon ; Amidst the drummers desirous ; Regarding Fokker niner-niner-easy ; On the town: the life and opinions of Sam Wood (I) --
X. Elk : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; Among the Hic Jacets ; Out of the Totem Hawk lexicon ; At the Diamond of the Plain ; On the town: the life and opinions of Sam Wood (II) --
XI. Cedar Point : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; To consult the genius of the place in all ; Concerning the Glitter Weaver ; According to the Leader ; On the town: the life and opinions of Sam Wood (III) --
XII. Wonsevu : From the Commonplace Book ; In the Quadrangle ; Toward a Kaw hornbook ; Beside coming morning ; Below the turf ; Until Black Hole XTK yields its light --
Circlings : From the Commonplace Book ; Over the Kaw track.
Responsibility: William Least Heat-Moon ; [maps and Kansas petroglyphs drawn by author].
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Details the author's journey through the 744 square miles and meeting the 3,000 inhabitants of Chase County, Kansas.

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by Jeffrey_Steely (WorldCat user on 2005-10-10)

Crossings From the Commonplace Book 3 On Roniger Hill 10 I. Saffordville From the Commonplace Book 21 In the Quadrangle 27 Upon the First Terrace 31 Under Old Nell's Skirt 40 Along the Ghost Highway 46 On the Town: Cottonwood Falls 49 II. Gladstone From the Commonplace Book 59 In the Quadrangle 66 Between Pommel and Cantle 71 About the Red Buffalo 76 Atop the Mound 81 On the Town: Courthouse 85 III. Thrall-Northwest From the Commonplace Book 93 In the Quadrangle 100 Of Recharging the System 106 Down in the Hollow 113 By Way of Spelling Kansas 118 On the Town: The Emma Chase 123 IV. Fox Creek From the Commonplace Book 133 In the Quadrangle 142 After the Sixteen-Sixty-Six Beast 147 Above the Crystalline Basement 156 Outside the Z Bar 162 On the Town: Gabriel's Inventory 167 V. Bazaar From the Commonplace Book 175 In the Quadrangle 181 In Ecstasy 187 Beneath a Thirty-Six-Square Grid 194 Within Her Pages 202 On the Town: A Night at Darla's 207 VI. Matfield Green From the Commonplace Book 215 In the Quadrangle 222 En las Casitas 230 Ex Radice 237 Via the Short Line to China 244 On the Town: Versus Harry B. (I) 253 VII. Hymer From the Commonplace Book 259 In the Quadrangle 265 Underneath the Overburden 272 With the Grain of the Grid 279 Around Half Past 288 On the Town: Versus Harry B. (II) 295 VIII. Elmdale From the Commonplace Book 303 In the Quadrangle 309 Up Dead-End Dirt Roads 317 In Kit Form: The Cottonwood Chapter 326 Across Osage Hill 334 On the Town: Versus Harry B. (III) 346 IX. Homestead From the Commonplace Book 353 In the Quadrangle 363 Beyond the Teeth of the Dragon 371 Amidst the Drummers Desirous 381 Regarding Fokker Niner-Niner-Easy 386 On the Town: The Life and Opinions of Sam Wood (I) 400 X. Elk From the Commonplace Book 415 In the Quadrangle 421 Among the Hic Jacets 430 Out of the Totem Hawk Lexicon 439 At the Diamond of the Plain 446 On the Town: The Life and Opinions of Sam Wood (II) 465 XI. Cedar Point From the Commonplace Book 477 In the Quadrangle 484 To Consult the Genius of the Place in All 493 Concerning the Glitter Weaver 505 According to the Leader 513 On the Town: The Life and Opinions of Sam Wood (III) 531 XII. Wonsevu From the Commonplace Book 539 In the Quadrangle 547 Toward a Kaw Hornbook 561 Beside Coming Morning 583 Below the Turf 592 Until Black Hole XTK Yields Its Light 597 Circlings From the Commonplace Book 603 Over the Kaw Track 608 In Thanks 623

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