Yet, Rhodes contends, some of his best writing is collected here, in Inland Ground, sixteen essays that evoke the Middle West, on topics that range from coyote hunting to the Mayo Clinic. For this updated edition Rhodes has chosen the twelve best of his early pieces, combined them with four new essays, and added a spare, forceful preface.
Author Biography: Richard Rhodes received both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize for The Making of the Atomic Bomb. He is the author of Why They Kill and A Hole in the the World: An American Boyhood. He grew up in Kansas City and Independence, Missouri, and now lives in Connecticut.