MANIFEST DESTINY by Russell Laman

MANIFEST DESTINY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a two-generation novel about the growth of Kansas, taking us from the Reconstruction era to World War I. Humorless, didactic John Philip Garwood, a young lawyer who loses his shirt on the stock exchange, comes to the great Kansas plains to dig in and make a new start. Left a widower at his daughter's birth, he spends four more solitary years, tills his land, lives literally in a hole or dugout, becomes involved with the Grange. His true love is politics and he sticks with it through all levels, surviving all failures. The story is told with hard-eyed factuality and no romance, the characters are admirably three dimensional, and the novel is as real as falling down the cellar steps.

Pub Date: May 20th, 1963
Publisher: Regnery