Miles from Nowhere by Dayton Duncan
Tales from America's Contemporary Frontier

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introduces a hearty cast of contemporary pioneers, including a mail-order bride, a polygamist mayor, a Navajo activist, and an octogenarian homesteader. By the author of Out West: An American Journey. National ad/promo. Tour.

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Published May 1, 1993 by Viking Adult. 336 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Duncan's Out West (1987), which retraced the route of Lewis and Clark, took the author to some remote locales--but to nothing like the outposts of civilization that he reports on in this solid, well-informed survey of the 132 counties in the American West that have population densities of fewer t...

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A perceptive and engaging observer, Duncan ( Out West: An American Journey ) set out in 1990 aboard the GMC Suburban truck he dubbed the Conestoga to describe life in several vast, underpopulated Western counties ``where a land-hungry nation nibbled but lost its normal appetite.'' Duncan is no qu...

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