This book is in near new condition as it has a plastic protective jacket over the DJ. This is a Regions of AmericaBook. Illustrations and jacket design is by GRATTAN CONDON. HARPER AND ROW, PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK AND EVANSTON. THE HEARTLAND, copyright 1956, 1962 by Walter Havighurst. Excerpts from this book have appeared in American Heritage and The Saturday Evening Post.Some of the excerpt from DJ:In this book, a distinguished addition to the Regions of America Series. Walter Havighurst evokes with vigor and poetic insight the history and the life pulse of the nation's mighty midlands. Giant industry is contrasted with the somnolent, fertile fields of giant agriculture. Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois emerge as entities and yet are integrally identified with the character of the Midwest.Adventurers and dreamers, agitators and responsible statesmen, Southern Hoosiers and Yankee pioneers, men of many nations and many tongues shaped the destiny of America's heartland. Some came to till the virgin prairie, some to build the railroads, some to populate the cities that grew as the steel industry developed. Here they live again: Abe Lincoln, prairie lawyer: Simon Kenton, frontiersman imprisoned by civilization; Cap Grant, discouraged farmer; John Peter Altgeld and James Shield, immigrants who left their imprint on America's past.Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.