One of the unquestionably major historians of the American West, Walter Prescott Webb taught at London University, Oxford, and the University of Texas. He was the author of a number of highly provocative books, including The Great Frontier and this, his most famous study, The Great Plains.
"One of the most original, suggestive, and thoughtful contributions
to the science of history in recent years."-Henry Steele Commager
-- Henry Steele Commager
"To the merits of sound scholarship and industrious research are to be added the possession of an easy and attractive style and abundant evidence of first-hand acquaintance with the conditions of Western Life. It is not too much to say that anyone who wishes to understand either the history or the present problems and state of mind of the Great Plains region will find this book indispensable."-The New York Times * New York Times *
"One of the absolute definitive works of American history about this part of the continent. . . . A fascinating book."-S. C. Gwynne, True West -- S. C. Gwynne * True West *