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Author Vollmann, William T, author.

Title The dying grass : a novel of the Nez Perce War / William T. Vollmann.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    VOLLMANN,WIL    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC VOLLMANN,W    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Fiction    FIC VOLLMANN,W    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction    FIC VOLLMANN,W    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Description 1356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
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Series Seven dreams, a book of North American landscapes ; fifth dream
Vollmann, William T. Seven dreams ; v. 5.
Note Title from jacket cover and spine. Added title page with title (missing subtitle).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents List of Maps -- Grass-Texts: A Speech and a Report (1877-78) -- The Dying Grass -- I. Indian Service (1805-77) -- II. Edisto (1862-74) -- III. The Burial of Lieutenant Theller (June 1877) -- IV. I Am Flying Up (June-July 1877) -- V. The Rest of My Days (July-August 1877) -- VI. Very Beautiful and Almost Automatic (August-September 1877) -- VII. Detached Pictures (September-October 1877) -- VIII. I Raised My Eyes (1877--78) -- IX. The Americans Are Your Friends (1877-1904) -- Dinosaurs and Cycads (1878-2013) -- A Chronology of the Seven Ages of Wineland: V. The Age of Dying Grass -- Glossaries -- 1. Glossary of Personal Names -- 2. Glossary of Orders, Isms, Nations, Professions, Hierarchies, Divisions, Races, Shamans, Tribes and Monsters -- 3. Glossary of Places -- 4. Glossary of Texts -- 5. Glossary of Calendars, Currencies, Forms, Legalisms and Measures -- 6. General Glossary -- Orthographic Notes -- Sources [and a Few Notes] -- Acknowledgments
Summary In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T. Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War, with flashbacks to the Civil War. Defrauded and intimidated at every turn, the Nez Perces finally went on the warpath in 1877, subjecting the U.S. Army to its greatest defeat since Little Big Horn as they fled from northeast Oregon across Montana to the Canadian border. Vollmann's main character is not the legendary Chief Joseph, but his pursuer, General Oliver Otis Howard, the brave, shy, tormented, devoutly Christian Civil War veteran. In this novel, we see him as commander, father, son, husband, friend, and killer.
Subject Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909 -- Fiction.
Nez Percé Indians -- Fiction.
Nez Percé Indians -- Wars, 1877 -- Fiction.
Added Title Page Title Fifth dream, The dying grass
ISBN 9780670015986 (hardcover)
0670015989 (hardcover)

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