Book Reviews of Old Jules

Old Jules
Old Jules
Author: Mari Sandoz
ISBN-13: 9780803251731
ISBN-10: 0803251734
Publication Date: 8/1/1985
Pages: 430
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a very good book for people who are interested in the settling of the sandhills area of Nebraska
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Helpful Score: 3
I am interested in frontier stories from every point of view and this is a fascinating one. Nebraska in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite books. Gives a very realistic history of how how tough frontier life was and the people that settled in western Nebraska. Highly recommend this book to anyone.
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I could hardly put this one down. I love history and "Old Jules" was a page turner for me. This independent Swiss immigrant arrives in Nebraska full of vigor and optimism to homestead on the plains. He digs himself a home and decides having a love in Switzerland is not enough for him, he needs a companion in America. The book follows his life as he faces adversity with one wife after another until he ends up with the one he considers his best. They have a flock of children, he tries to maintain a post office and his large orchard while being one of the most prolific letter writers on the frontier.