HAWKEYES by Phil Stong


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This is the first of the Sovereign State series, coming close enough to Iowa's centennial celebration to catch the interest of people who claim that as their state wherever they are. In Stong's breezy way, the state is revealed through anecdote, significant episodes and, sometimes, rather searching analysis. Not always wholly complimentary, Stong thereby succeeds in making his well rounded picture credible, and he shows us a state that has much more to offer than the ""place where the tall corn grows"" of our usual conception. He gives us the rural store as a forum; he shares the texture of country religion; he tempers the picture of the tenant farmer; he defines Iowa society as ""ideal stasis between Emily Post and Johnny Appleseed.

Publisher: Dodd Mead