Book Description

From Library Journal Higgs offers an autobiographical account of his travels primarily with a custom harvester crew from May to August 1992. Hired on by Alan and Leota Nusser of Alva, Oklahoma, he begins harvesting with the crew in the Red River Country in Texas. Unfortunately, 'El Ni?o' strikes, and the men spend several weeks in a small, cramped trailer watching the rain fall. Then they head north, following the ripening wheat crop. Higgs describes the Great Plains in a lyrical voice. His story is that of one man and his quest to enact the role of his modern-day hero?the harvester, battling thunderstorms, machinery breakdowns, and the wheat itself, ripening under the hot sun. Black-and-white photographs set the stage for the text, though a map would have helped. Recommended for libraries with Great Plains collections.?Katherine Ellerton,Wayne, Neb.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more