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Roundup: A Nebraska Reader

by Virginia Faulkner (Editor)

Other authors: Bess Streeter Aldrich (Contributor), Frederic Babcock (Contributor), Rev. George W. Barnes (Contributor), Lucius Beebe (Contributor), Mildred R. Bennett (Contributor)65 more, B. A Botkin (Contributor), Robert Burlingame (Contributor), Richard Francis Burton (Contributor), S. D. Butcher (Contributor), Katherine Buxbaum (Contributor), Margaret Cannell (Contributor), Willa Cather (Contributor), Robert Chesky (Contributor), James H. Clark (Contributor), Ora A. Clement (Contributor), William F. Cody (Contributor), Robert Coughlan (Contributor), Charles G. Dawes (Contributor), William S. Dutton (Contributor), Bill Fay (Contributor), John Gunther (Contributor), Jack Hart (Contributor), T. Josephine Haugen (Contributor), Robert Houston (Contributor), John Tasker Howard (Contributor), George L. Jackson (Contributor), Elmer Jacobs (Illustrator), Alvin S. Johnson (Contributor), Claudius O. Johnson (Contributor), Gerald W. Johnson (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), George R. Leighton (Contributor), Francis A. Long (Contributor), Mrs. Francis A. Long (Contributor), A. G. Macdonell (Contributor), Ray Mackland (Contributor), Norbert R. Mahnken (Contributor), Martha Ferguson McKeown (Contributor), Tom Meany (Contributor), Mamie J. Meredith (Contributor), Amy Mitchell (Contributor), Don Muhm (Contributor), Arthur F. Mullen (Contributor), Debs Myers (Contributor), John Neill (Contributor), Bruce H. Nicoll (Contributor), Barney Oldfield (Contributor), James C. Olson (Contributor), Martin Severin Peterson (Contributor), Emily Post (Contributor), Ruth Reynolds (Contributor), Charles S. Ryckman (Contributor), Mari Sandoz (Contributor), A. E. Sheldon (Contributor), Jack Sher (Contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (Contributor), William Stolley (Contributor), Robert Sturgis (Contributor), B. F. Sylvester (Contributor), Burnet C. Tuthill (Contributor), Mark Twain (Contributor), Carl Uhlarik (Contributor), Rudolph Umland (Contributor), Jules Verne (Contributor), Walter Prescott Webb (Contributor), M. R. Werner (Author), William Allen White (Contributor), Lowry C. Wimberly (Contributor), Howard Wolf (Contributor), Robert Young (Contributor)

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From the word go, the Nebraska story is an adventure story. No matter at what point you chance to pick it up--on the epic of the cattleman's Long Drive or the homesteader's struggle to tame the Wild Land; on the dust and dash of the Pony Express or the roar of jets streaking across the wide Nebraska skies--the elements of melodrama are always there, action and suspense are forever present, the chips are constantly down. Culled from more than a thousand books and articles, the ninety-odd pieces comprising Roundup: A Nebraska Reader were selected for their richness in human interest, historical significance, and entertainment value. Here is the Nebraska of native Nebraska writers--Willa Cather, Mari Sandoz, Bess Streeter Aldrich--and Nebraska as seen by a host of "visiting firemen," among them Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, A.G. Macdonell, Emily Post, Lucius Beebe, and John Gunther. Here are Nebraska and Nebraskans viewed sometimes dispassionately, sometimes with affectionate prejudice, by outsiders and insiders, contemporary participants and second-guessers. A book taking into account the paradoxical qualities which add up to the sum total of this many-faceted state has required the collective effort of many individuals. And while no single volume can pretend to tell the whole Nebraska story, Roundup will go far to convince its readers that there is indeed no place like Nebraska.… (more)

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From the word go, the Nebraska story is an adventure story. No matter at what point you chance to pick it up--on the epic of the cattleman's Long Drive or the homesteader's struggle to tame the Wild Land; on the dust and dash of the Pony Express or the roar of jets streaking across the wide Nebraska skies--the elements of melodrama are always there, action and suspense are forever present, the chips are constantly down. Culled from more than a thousand books and articles, the ninety-odd pieces comprising Roundup: A Nebraska Reader were selected for their richness in human interest, historical significance, and entertainment value. Here is the Nebraska of native Nebraska writers--Willa Cather, Mari Sandoz, Bess Streeter Aldrich--and Nebraska as seen by a host of "visiting firemen," among them Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, A.G. Macdonell, Emily Post, Lucius Beebe, and John Gunther. Here are Nebraska and Nebraskans viewed sometimes dispassionately, sometimes with affectionate prejudice, by outsiders and insiders, contemporary participants and second-guessers. A book taking into account the paradoxical qualities which add up to the sum total of this many-faceted state has required the collective effort of many individuals. And while no single volume can pretend to tell the whole Nebraska story, Roundup will go far to convince its readers that there is indeed no place like Nebraska.

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Anthology of short pieces about the U.S. state of Nebraska, originally published in 1957.

CONTENTS:

1923: WILLA CATHER'S NEBRASKA

 "Nebraska: The End of the First Cycle" by Willa Cather

 I. THE SHIFTING FRONTIER

 West of 98°
1. "The Great American Desert" by James C. Olson
2. "The Frontier Machine" by Walter Prescott Webb

 It Took All Kinds
1. "Pioneer Preacher" by Rev. George W. Barnes
2. "The Myth of Wild Bill Hickok" by Carl Uhlarik

 "Stage Coaching on the Great Overland" by Mark Twain

 Hurrah for the Iron Horse
1. "The View from Council Bluffs" by George R. Leighton
2. "Promoter de Luxe" by Martin Severin Peterson

 "The Defense of Grand Island" by William Stolley
 "See Nebraska on Safari" a Burlington & Missouri Poster
 "The Famous Grand Duke Alexis Buffalo Hunt" by Col. William F. Cody
 "The Road to Arcadia" by Martha Ferguson McKeown
 "The Real Cowboy" by Robert Sturgis

 Ogallala
1. "Nebraska's Cowboy Capital" by Norbert R. Mahnken
2. "'They Went Thataway!'" by James H. Clark

 Necktie Parties
1. "The Mitchell and Ketchum Tragedy" by S. D. Butcher
2. "The Lynching of Kid Wade" by T. Josephine Haugen

 "O'Neill" by Arthur F. Mullen

 II. FAMILY ALBUM I

 Prairie Doctor

1. "The Doctor" by Francis A. Long
2. "The Doctor's Wife" by Mrs. Francis A. Long
3. "Country Doctor, 1950" from Time

 "Dutch Joe: Frontier Hero" by A. E. Sheldon
 "Willa Cather of Red Cloud" by Mildred R. Bennett
 "Road Trader" by B. F. Sylvester

 Politicians of the Old School
1. "Henry C. Richmond" by Rudolph Umland
2. "Moses P. Kinkaid" by Rudolph Umland
3. "Edgar Howard" by Rudolph Umland

 "The Wife of Old Jules" by Mari Sandoz

 III. THE GATEWAY

 "Omaha" by Debs Myers
 "Iron Horseplay" by Lucius Beebe
 "Omaha Between Trains" by Rudyard Kipling

 Omaha Newsreel
1. "The Fair" by George R. Leighton
2. "The Kidnapping" by Ruth Reynolds
3. "The Tornado" by Amy Mitchell

 "Country Boys" by Howard Wolf
 "Railroad Man" by Ray Mackland

 1932: VANITY FAIR'S NEBRASKA

 "Nebraska on the Make" by Robert Burlingame

 IV. THE SOWER

 Education of a Nebraskan
1. "Homer" by Alvin S. Johnson
2. "Lieutenant Pershing" by Alvin S. Johnson

 "The Panic of 1893" by Charles G. Dawes

 Bryan, Bryan, Bryan
1. "The Voice" by Gerald W. Johnson
2. "A Good many Votes on D. Street" by M. R. Werner
3. "Mr. and Mrs. William Jennings Bryan" by Willa Cather

 "Mixed Notices" by Col. Barney Oldfield

 The First Lady of Letters
1. "Retrospective: 1957" by B. A Botkin
"In medias res: 1933" by Hartley Burr Alexander

 "The 'Supreme Court' of Tractors" from Popular Science
 "Nebraska's 'Mr. Touchdown'" by Bill Fay

 Lincoln: Two Views
1. "The Best Known of all the Lincolns in the World" by Lowry C. Wimberly
2. "The Prairie Capital" by Raymond A. McConnell, Jr.

 V. THE WEATHER REPORT

 "The Seasons in Nebraska" by Willa Cather
 "The Blizzard of 1888" by Ora A. Clement
 "Cyclone Yarns" by George L. Jackson
 "Nebraska Rain Lore and Rain-making" by Louise Pound
 "Men Against the River" by B. F. Sylvester

 VI. LOOK EAST, LOOK WEST

 "The Mysterious Middle West" by A. G. Macdonell

 County Seat
1. "The Stolen Courthouse" by Robert Chesky
2. "Wilber" by Robert Chesky

 "War in the Corn" from Time
 "We Liked Chautauqua" by Katherine Buxbaum
 "Holdrege" by Robert Houston
 "Elmwood" by Bess Streeter Aldrich
 "Scottsbluff" by Robert Young
 "Peace Officer" by Robert Houston
 "Hyannis" by B. F. Sylvester

 Home on the Range
1. "Branding Time in Nebraska" by Don Muhm
2. "Nebraska Cowboy Talk" by Rudolph Umland

 "Sandhill Sundays" by Mari Sandoz

 VII. FAMILY ALBUM II

 From Howard Hanson's Scrapbook
1. "The Unquestionably American Composer" by Burnet C. Tuthill
2. "Music Incubator" from Time
3. "America's Gift of Music" by John Tasker Howard

 "Alexander the Great" by Tom Meany and Jack Sher
 "One-Man Studio"  from Time
 "'El Ministro Cowboy'" by John Neill
 "Mari Sandoz" by Mamie J. Meredith

 VIII. JUST PASSING THROUGH

 "Nebraska panorama" by Sir Richard Burton
 "Across Nebraska by Rail and Sail" by Jules Verne
 "The Plains of Nebraska" by Robert Louis Stevenson
 "Oscar Wilde in Omaha" by Carl Ulharik
 "Next Stop, North Platte!" by Emily Post
 "The Moscow Express" by Jack Hart
 "Nebraska Not in the Guidebook" by Rudolph Umland

 1947: JOHN GUNTHER'S NEBRASKA

 "Inside Nebraska" by John Gunther

 IX. THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS ARE THE HARDEST

 A Norris Portfolio
1. "'Very Perfect Gentle Knight'" by Claudius O. Johnson
2. "'A Homespun Man'" by Frederic Babcock
3. "The Gentleman from Nebraska" by Charles S. Ryckman
4. "The Norris Riddle" by William Allen White

 "The Kitchen Frontier" by Margaret Cannell
 "The Lady from Bar 99" from Time and Newsweek
 "Columbus" by William S. Dutton

 Seventeen-Gun Salute
1. "NATO's General Gruenther" from Time
2. "Nebraska's Al Gruenther" by Robert Coughlan

 "First Line of Defense" from Nebraska on the March
 "Wheat Farmer" by Robert Houston"

 1957: NEBRASKAN'S NEBRASKA

 "Nebraska is Here to Stay" by Bruce H. Nicoll
 Articles Not Acknowledged Elsewhere
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