John Steinbeck's portrayal of Oklahomans in his 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath, stereotyped America's view of Okies for generations. In this book, Bob Burke tells the real story of the first century of Oklahoma as the 46th state. The pages are filled with the names of Okies who literally changed the direction of science, business, entertainment, and sports with their ideas and unique performances. Bob is right when he says-Oklahoma's incredible story is not about places and events, it is about our people. John Steinbeck indeed was wrong about Oklahoma.