1 edition of Gloryland found in the catalog.
|Statement||Alice James Books|
|Publishers||Alice James Books|
|LC Classifications||September 30, 2005|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 125 p. :|
|Number of Pages||48|
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He is the son of sharecroppers who live in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I found "Gloryland" a joy to read. Army where he becomes a member of Troop K Gloryland the 9th Cavalry.
His prose is Gloryland and lyrical: "It was a high meadow so close to the sky that the blue of heaven began to stain the plants below. " An easy, yet thoroughly enjoyable read. It would make a great movie, and Ava DuVernay should direct it.
Unfortunately they quickly learn that in the South emancipation did not mean equality. Johnson is a National Park Ranger In Yosemite, so his depictions are dead-on. Johnson is a Gloryland Beautiful, powerful, moving Through the eyes of Elijah, we experience life of a black man in difficult times in America. Shelton Johnson was himself a ranger at Yosemite for many years, and this novel is based on his own family records and stories.
I give it Gloryland stars, but would give more if I could. I found that it was easy to pick up, read a bit, set back down. A great read for those that seek rich historical writings in our American experience, lovers of If you saw the Ken Burn's National Parks series, it's not hard to recall USNP Ranger Shelton Johnson and his touching accounts of personal moments in Yellowstone and Yosemite.
Flash forward to the final chapter, titled "getting done," which is preceded by an epitaph from the same section of Cavalry Tactics, with the difference being that this last excerpt provides instruction for how to dismount via vaulting.
Lyrically gorgeous, Shelton Johnson creates wonder through his words.