To be sure, Oklahoma is a land of contrasts. Within the state one can find red necks and blue bloods, pickups and polo ponies, beer joints and country clubs, fiery preachers and pagans, rodeo and ballet. Oklahoma is the nation's great mixing bowl.
Yet all too often even native-born Oklahomans lose their sense of place and the land misplaces its sense of rhythm. Without rhythm, there can be no balance. In "Oklahoma: A Sense of Place," best-selling author Michael Wallis reminds us that it is important to know all of our history - good, bad, and ugly. In his compelling story of early adventurers, wisdom seekers, outlaws, and risk takers are lessons for everyone, whether they reside in Oklahoma or not. For, in the end, all readers must finally ask if they have their own sense of place.
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