Pikes Peak: A Mining Saga
Frank Waters
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Publisher:Swallow Press, Ohio University Press
Place Published:Athens, Ohio
Genre:Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Subjects: General & Literary Fiction, 20th Century American Novel And Short Story, Historical fiction, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Modern fiction, Fiction - Historical, Fiction, Fiction / Historical, Historical - General

Summary: "This is a compelling account of the Rogier family, who moved to the Pike's Peak, Colorado region soon after the Civil War. The character development of the family members is intricate, but not tedious. Each person is real, and the accounts of their lives during the mining boom in Pike's Peak, the Union Organization of the Miners, the entry of big business to buy up all the mining property are just like reading an eyewitness account. The family are strong, proud, and humbled at the same time by the spectre of brooding Pike's Peak that remains timeless and immovable. How they look at the mountain, and the progress of civilization all around them is a good glimpse for readers on the actual experiences of the early pioneers of the Western United States. The descriptions of the beauty and primitiveness of the territories are just as if the reader was there. Also, the writer's interpretation of Indian mysticism is interesting, as he explains the native American's oneness with the earth. Very satisfying reading."