ARKANSAS ODYSSEY interprets Arkansas history through modernization theory. It covers over three thousand topics, including geology, geographic regions, paleo & modern Indians, French & Spanish exploration, Colonial Arkansas, Territorial Arkansas, statehood, slavery, farm, plantation & hill life, Civil War, religion, women, Reconstruction, architecture, settlements & society, education, New South Era, Populist Era, Progressive Era, 1920s, the 1927 & 1937 Mississippi River Floods, Great Depression, World War II, Post-War, integration, Central High, modernization, culture, literature, music, Equal Rights Amendment, legislature, courts, & cults. This narrative history is rich in detail & examines the problems & promise of Arkansas, including the question of why one of the poorest states has produced some of the richest companies & people in the U. S., as well as the forty-second President of the United States. Rose Publishing Company, Inc., 2723 Foxcroft Road, #208, Little Rock, AR 72227, (501) 227-8104, FAX (501) 224-4442, hardcover, $79.95. Comprehensive history of Arkansas, 36p. index, census data, governors, economic profile, chronology.Michael B. Dougan is the author of 'Arkansas Odyssey: The Saga of Arkansas from Prehistoric Times to Present : A History' with ISBN 9780914546658 and ISBN 0914546651.