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William Least Heat-Moon and the Prairie.

Writer William Least Heat Moon. His 1983 chronicle of traveling the back roads of America, "Blue Highways," became a literary classic and a huge best-seller. In his new book, "PrairyErth," Least Heat Moon looks at the geography, geology, and history of one county in Kansas. (The book's published by Houghton Mifflin, and "PrairyErth" is the correct spelling. There's no second "a").

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Other segments from the episode on October 31, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 31, 1991: Interview with Scott Armstrong; Interview with William Least Heat-Moon; Commentary on rock, teens, and suicide.

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