The Desert Of Wheat

The Desert Of Wheat From the master of the western comes a novel full of romance and adventure The novel begins Late in June the vast northwestern desert of wheat began to take on a tinge of gold lending an austere

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  • Title: The Desert Of Wheat
  • Author: Zane Grey
  • ISBN: 9781406903454
  • Page: 221
  • Format: None
  • 1924 From the master of the western comes a novel full of romance and adventure The novel begins Late in June the vast northwestern desert of wheat began to take on a tinge of gold, lending an austere beauty to that endless, rolling, smooth world of treeless hills, where miles of fallow ground and miles of waving grain sloped up to the far separated homes of the heroic1924 From the master of the western comes a novel full of romance and adventure The novel begins Late in June the vast northwestern desert of wheat began to take on a tinge of gold, lending an austere beauty to that endless, rolling, smooth world of treeless hills, where miles of fallow ground and miles of waving grain sloped up to the far separated homes of the heroic men who had conquered over sage and sand See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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    1. If someone asked I would say this book is just OK. The story takes place in Washington state. A group of wheat farmers are facing drought and a nasty workers union called the IWW. Plus it is set during World War 1. Many families are sending their boys off to war. I grew up in farm country. The wheat was a character. Parts of this made me homesick. There are beautiful descriptions of the sound a wheat field makes when the wind blows through it. If you have seen a wheat field on a summer day, then [...]

    2. IWWA good takeoff love growing wheat and living with day to day labor. Learning for better growth and being humanat faith helps

    3. Tho in pocket book form, this is an old book. Can you imagine a wheat combine being pulled by 32 horses ? That must have been an awesome sight. It's a great story of a young man growing up on a large wheat farm in the northwest, near Oregon; fighting roughneck union-types in an effort to save his crop, only to lose it anyway; his time fighting in the trenches in Europe and his return to pick up his life again. Mr. Grey does pages of just description in his books and I must admit to skipping quit [...]

    4. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a German in America and Canada during World War 1? If you have then The Desert Of Wheat is a good book to read. It is about a young man, Kurt Dorn, and his experiences in his fight for his land, wheat, family, and country. The book takes place in the Columbia basin in northwestern United States and British Columbia, Canada. Kurt's father is a true German and won't realize that the I.W.W. is against them and not with them. The I.W.W. is a group [...]

    5. I might revise my rating and bump this book up to 3 starsI'll have to sit on the thought for a while. This book was extremely anti-German and packed full of propoganda. If you ever wondered about Zane Grey's political opinions than this book will make them clear. It takes place during WW1. He tackles the war, liberty bonds, labor unions. specifically the IWW (look it up), capitolism, socialism, foreign encroachments, the Constitution, vigilantism, PTSD, women vs. men, love, family, hard work, in [...]

    6. The son of a German Farmer in Washinton state during WWI, decides to join the Army to fight the Germans and "kill" the German part of his heritage. Along the way, he falls in love with the daughter of a rich farmer, and then has to protect her and himself from a worldwide labor organization that is reaking havoc all over the country to cause problems with the war effort.I am so glad that this wasn't the first Zane Grey book I ever read, as it was not that great. There were sweet and exciting par [...]

    7. This is one of the best books I have read in a while. Granted many of my recent books have been fluff, entertainment only books. This book details the struggle of a young wheat farmer at the beginning on WWI. He is of German heritage and struggles with that as well as Labor Unions and the love he feels for the rich farmer's daughter. The author does a great job of detailing the surrounding and the feelings of both the young farmer and the rich farmer's daughter. This story touched me on many lev [...]

    8. good camping reading. read it while in eastern Washington which gave me some perspective as far as climate, etc. was concerned. Interesting take on the labor unrest caused by the IWW prior to WWI.

    9. A good, nostalgic read.I enjoyed the glimpse into the mindset and motivations of the people of that time. The history of America's wheat farming and it's connection to the war effort during WWI is a great parallel for telling the story. Inspiring and patriotic!

    10. I felt like this book fit well with the Mary Roberts Rinehart books I'd read in the week or two earlier. It is a different perspective on the war and the war time issues. This focuses on the western state experiences instead of the east coast.

    11. I enjoyed this book. It was very moving and it helped me understand the mindset of the generation before and after World War I.

    12. This is a better book than most people realize. Give it a chance and you will love it. Mark Reps, author, ZEB Hanks:small Town Sheriff; Big Time Trouble series

    13. An interesting, if very melodramatic, take on World War I. And a lot of discussion of wheat. So much wheat. Obviously written for folks with a huge love of wheat.

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