Charlie's Place: The Saga of an American Frontier Homestead

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Charlie's Place is the story of an Oklahoma homestead, settled during the Land Rush, lost during the Great Depression and restored seven decades later. It is an American tale of pioneering, loss and restoration. The narrative revolves around two memorable figures, Charlie Hasbrook and his grand-daughter, Nadiene Malone. The book follows the events that led Hasbrook to ride in the Land Rush - including three violent murders in Kansas and Oregon; then continues with desperate years on the Homestead continuing through the decades of prosperity that followed. Losing the farm to an unscrupulous banker during the Depression, teenaged Nadiene made an oath to regain the farm for her family. The last section of the book swings from Silicon Valley to New York City, to the lonely, long-abandoned Hasbrook Homestead, as Malone and her children race to save the farm buildings before they collapse from years of neglect. In the end, at nearly ninety years of age, she fulfills her promise.

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Malone has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Fortune and The New York Times. He hosted three public television series including the PBS miniseries on social entrepreneurs, "The New Heroes. He is an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University, an associate fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University and a Distinguished Friend of Oxford.

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This is a beautiful and riveting adventure story that conveys a century of American history, from the Oklahoma land rush to the digital revolution,in a most personal way. It's a tale of murderers and greedy bankers and stubborn farmers and an indomitable woman--all astonishingly more real than our usual stereotypes. But most of all it is about the relationship between a farm and a family and what that teaches us about America, honor, and the historic connections that can make life meaningful. This book could transform your --Walter Isaacson

On the edge of civilization, people are always drawn to the new.Charlie s Place; The Saga of an American Frontier Homestead discussed the history of one such farm and homestead and how the world pushed forward beyond it and evolved forward in spite of it all. Michael S. Malone brings forth a social history that tells of a family s story and the people within it who kept a farm alive overgenerations. "Charlie s Place" is a fine history of Americana, very much recommended. --Midwest Book Review

it turns out that Silicon Valley's top writer is also one of America's top historians. Charlie's Place starts with a literal bang-- the gunshot start of the Oklahoma Land Rush -- and grippingly tells the story of a family's dreams and courage, lost and restored. The book is an inspiration, a jewel. --Rich Karlegaard, Forbes

Award-Winning Finalist in the United States History category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. --USA Book News

it turns out that Silicon Valley's top writer is also one of America's top historians. Charlie's Place starts with a literal bang-- the gunshot start of the Oklahoma Land Rush -- and grippingly tells the story of a family's dreams and courage, lost and restored. The book is an inspiration, a jewel. --Rich Karlegaard, Forbes

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