One of Ours
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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- 333 Pages
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- Military, Literature and Fiction
- Submitted By:
- Laura Hall
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- This book is in the public domain and is freely available to all.
1 out of 5
By Roy Pfeiffer on May 21, 2013
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.
1 out of 5
By Bookshare.org Volunteer on Jan 11, 2009
I didn't like the book at all. Some parts were okay but most was boring.