One of Ours
- Brief Synopsis:
- One of Ours is the indelible portrait of a man--and a nation--on the cusp of profound and irreversible change.
- Long Synopsis:
The son of a prosperous farmer, Claude Wheeler's future is laid out for him as clear and monotonous as the Nebraska sky--a few semesters at the local Christian college followed by marriage and a lifetime spent worrying about the price of wheat. Many young men would be happy to find themselves in Claude's shoes, but his focus is on the horizon, and on the nagging sense that out there, past the farthest reaches of the Great Plains and beyond the boundaries of convention, his true destiny awaits. When the United States finally enters the war raging in Europe, Claude makes the first, and greatest, decision of his life: He answers the call.
Pulitzer Prize Winner
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- Book Size:
- 333 Pages
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- Adult content:
- Military, Literature and Fiction
- Submitted By:
- Laura Hall
Reviews of One of Ours (2 reviews)
Reviewer: Roy Pfeiffer
This book is excellent in every way for anyone interested in Literature and what it was in the early 1900s. It is also a sensitive representation of life among the English and non English in a rural midwestern community and how they met the challenges of their time including World War I. I say this as an eighty-four-year-old descendent of Germans who settled and farmed in Texas among the kind of community the author of this book became acquainted with in Nebraska. I can imagine the story being boring except to those who are interested in it as a literary or historical period piece. It will also be interesting to those who are sufficiently interested in Willa Cather to want to read at least one of her stories.
Reviewer: Bookshare.org Volunteer
I didn't like the book at all. Some parts were okay but most was boring.
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