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My Kind of Midwest: Omaha to Ohio (Center for American Places - My Kind of . . . series) John A. Jakle 1930066872 9781930066878 Will it play in Peoria? That questiononly half-jokinghovers over everything from politics to televisio
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My Kind of Midwest: Omaha to Ohio (Center for American Places - My Kind of . . . series) by John A. Jakle

Will it play in Peoria? That questiononly half-jokinghovers over everything from politics to television, an acknowledgment that the Midwest is perhaps the most emblematic regions of the United States today. Stereotypes both good and bad abound about Midwesterners, but in this incisive yet poignant book, John Jakle reveals a rich and telling portrait of the contemporary Midwest and its people. In engaging prose, Jakle chronicles his childhood and adult life in the Midwest interwoven with a look at the regions geographic and cultural history.My Kind of Midwestreveals that the region is more than just a group of flyover states, as Jakle tells a engaging narrative that recounts his youthful explorations of the flourishing cities of Detroit and Chicago in the 1940s; the rapid growth and importance of gateway cities such as Omaha, Kansas City, and Cincinnati along the Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers; and the integral role of tourism to Midwestern states economies. An intimate and compelling narrative of one mans connection to the American landscape,My Kind of Midwestwill be essential reading for all those with ties to the heartland.nbsp

Author: John A. Jakle

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 128

Publisher: Center for American Places

Publication Date: 2009-04-01

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ISBN: 1930066872


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