"Part memoir, part oral history, and part how-to manual, Ozark Voices: Oral Histories from the Heartland tells the story of the people and the landscape that make up the Ozarks. Oral historian and journalist Alex Primm takes readers into the cabins, schoolhouses, and bars of the old-timers and reveals a common thread of resiliency and rugged independence that characterizes the area both then and now. A delightful read by a master storyteller, best savored on a lazy afternoon under a tree, with the river flowing nearby and a favorite beverage close at hand."--Nancy MacKay, oral historian and writer
"Part Studs Terkel, part Charles Kuralt, Alex Primm introduces readers to regular folks whose lives are anything but. His intrepid search for the human interest story in the Ozarks and beyond brings us face to face with truly interesting humans."--Brooks Blevins, author of the new three-volume History of the Ozarks and the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozark Studies at Missouri State University.
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Published by McFarland & Company, February 08, 2022. Paperback, 314 pages.