Reading about Missouri

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Reading about Missouri

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tammikuu 15, 2007, 8:27pm

To my mind, the two best Missouri history books are Paul Nagel's "Missouri: a Bicentennial History and T. J. Stiles' "Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War." What do you think?

On another topic, are there any great Missouri novels beyond those by Mark Twain?

helmikuu 18, 2007, 9:42pm

For a cozy-ish murder mystery series, I'd say the Torie O'Shea books by Rett MacPherson give a pretty good sense of place for SE Missouri (New Kassel).

Then there's Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, which "defines" itself as a Bootheel book.

helmikuu 20, 2007, 9:46pm

While obviously a lengthy biography, the first section of Truman has a nice look at Missouri-as-frontier in the 1800s, up through Truman's early years. McCullough traces the roots of Truman's family in Missouri during this time and talks about frontier and 'wild west' life.

heinäkuu 15, 2007, 8:30am

Fiction: A small town by Shelby Hearon is set in Venice, Missouri.

kesäkuu 26, 2009, 5:53pm

A favorite book set in Missouri (specifically 1960s small town Missouri) is This is Graceanne's Book by P.L. Whitney. One of my very favorites!!

syyskuu 27, 2012, 12:08pm

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is set there and here are a few more...