Americana good reading, in a slightly fictionized biography which the are as Fiction, but which I'd be inclined to lst as Non-fiction, for the market of books like . One in Heaven, Country Lawyer. A son draws a full picture of his father, a vigorous, lusty, violent man, ""Old Flurry"", unlettered , with his babies, cruel with his animals, a tyrant over his growing toys and girls, and a with the wife against whom he held a lifelong . The portrait is realistic, untouched by sentiment, and yet with an undercurrent at and love. And the background is as graphic a drawing of the Kansas in the late as I've met anywhere. One gets an amazing picture, the life -- the people -- the endless struggle for survival. A new angle.