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Bird, Kansas

Parker, Tony

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ISBN 10: 0394577949 / ISBN 13: 9780394577944
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Bird, Kansas

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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The citizens of the small town of Bird, Kansas, talk about the land they call home, their motivations, hopes, and dreams, their stories and their fears, and the day-to-day realities of their lives

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In the classic manner of Toqueville's Democracy in America (1835), Englishman Parker looks at the lives, values, and hopes of Americans from the nation's heartland. Bird is a fictitious town, but Parker's interviews are with actual individuals with fictitious identities. These "real" people reflect on their past and future plans and they represent a broad array of interests--business people, wives, public officials, educators, students, and blacks. In a few pages each, the reader discovers these ordinary Americans. In all, we meet about 100 Bird residents. The result is a unique mix of stories and opinions about the lives and interests of an American community. Parker has a pleasant writing style that entertains yet does not attempt to hide the dislikes and criticisms of his subjects. His book is important for its vivid descriptions of American life. Recommended for most collections.
- Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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