Big Wheat: A Tale of Bindlestiffs and Blood Big Wheat
A Tale of Bindlestiffs and Blood

Hardcover: 250 pages
Poisoned Pen Press
January 1, 2011
ISBN-10: 1590588207
ISBN-13: 978-1590588208

Big Wheat Corrections

The following errors, unfortunately, were discovered after the first edition had already gone to press. Readers who are scrupulous about technical accuracy may wish to amend their copies.

All references to Nichols and Shepard Yellow Fever threshers should be changed to read "Nichols and Shepard Red River Special." This occurs on pages 9, 23, 29, and 73.

On page 42, the reference to a Case Junior Red River Special is correct as written, but to avoid confusion with the Nichols and Shepard machine, it will be changed in future editions to simply a Case.

References to the Garr-Scott Hungry Rooster thresher should be changed to "Altman & Taylor Starved Rooster." This occurs in one form or another on pages 137, 139, 157, 175, 180, and 199. That also means the title of Chapter Twenty should change from "The Hungry Rooster" to, "The Starving Rooster." The reference to simply "the Garr" on page 157 should change to simply "the Rooster." However, the references to a Garr-Scott steam engine, on pages 63, 64, and 65 are valid and should remain unchanged.

On page 177, a character incorrectly says the Peerless steam engine was made in Racine, Wisconsin. Peerless engines were actually built in Wanesboro, Pa.

The reference on page 82 to Minneapolis Moline should be changed to simply read Minneapolis.

The Banker in our story drives a LaSalle Deluxe touring car. Unfortunately, LaSalles did not exist in 1919. In future editions, he will drive a Packard.

And finally, there is one problem with the memory of one of the characters (or rather, my own memory.) On page 74, the character named Pat Flannery should say, "Freddy, what was the name of that kid, a week or so back?" His present reference to "the Bjorkland place" is incorrect.