Books: In Odd Oklahoma

CIMARRON—Edna Ferber—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

Author Edna Ferber writes novels that thousands read. That she chose such a subject as Cimarron's is an indication of the growing interest of U. S. readers in the history of their country. For Cimarron, now the name of an Oklahoma county, once meant the lawless no-man's-land between Texas and Oklahoma which in the '80s was a. wilderness of free cattle range. In Cimarron Author Ferber tells how the Territory was settled; how it became gradually civilized, then suddenly rich from its oil....

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