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The Vanishing American

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Pearl Zane Grey (1872-1939)

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Title:The Vanishing American
Author:
Grey, Zane   
(30 of 32 for author by title)
Wanderer of the Wasteland
Valley of Wild Horses
Published:   1925
Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap
Tags:fiction, western, Navajo Indians, Film Adaptation
Description:Considered one of Zane Grey's best novels, The Vanishing American was originally published in serialized form in the Ladies Home Journal in 1922. It reveals Grey's empathy for the Native American and his deep concern for the future survival of that culture.
It is the story of Nophaie, a young Navajo, who is picked up by a party of whites at the age of seven. White parents bring the child up as though he were their own, eventually sending him to a prestigious Eastern college where he distinguishes himself by his outstanding athletic skill. The Vanishing American is about Nophaie's struggle to find a place in society. On a larger scale it is about all Native Americans and their future in America. [Suggest a different description.]
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Author Bio for Grey, Zane

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Zane Grey, author of over 90 novels, is best known for his best-selling book “Riders of the Purple Sage”. Writing from personal knowledge of the western United States, his western novels feature fishing and hunting, along with horse and cattle rustling, water wars and land speculation. His novels and story lines became the source of 112 movies, several feature comic books, serial magazine articles, and the TV series “Zane Grey Theater”. In other endeavors, Zane Grey was an avid sports fisherman, writing many books on the subject, and he participated in the development of sports fishing clubs in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

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