Ozark Voices: Oral Histories From The Heartland

McFarland & Company

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Ozark Voices: Oral Histories From The Heartland by Alex Primm

"I was charmed by reading part of your manuscript, and know you are an excellent writer with real insights to offer on the Ozarks, China and oral history."--Dr. Peter Raven, president emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden

"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.

About the Author

Alex Sandy Primm has worked for 40 years interviewing people across the Ozark Mountains. He has also served as a correspondent in Vietnam, ran the Ozark Agriculture Museum, produced award-winning regional videos and taught oral history in mainland China. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Product Specifications

Published by McFarland & Company, February 08, 2022. Paperback, 314 pages.