The West of the West (large Print Edition)

Author: Thomas Palfy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409235572

Category:

Page: 56

View: 9651

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A travel diary of a tour of the picturesque West Coast of Western Australia, including the unique Kimberley region. With many colour photographs. It is available now the first time as a large print edition.

West of the West

Imagining California

Author: Leonard Michaels,David Reid,Raquel Scherr,Raquel L. Scherr

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201644

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 1438

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A vivid collection of stories, essays, remembrances and poems, conceived and organized as a journey through California, by a diverse and splendid array of writers including Jack Kerouac, Amy Tan, M.F.K. Fisher, Tom Wolfe, and Gore Vidal.

West of the West

Dreamers, Believers, Builders, (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Mark Arax

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459613643

Category:

Page: 440

View: 3623

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Teddy Roosevelt once exclaimed, ''When I am in California, I am not in the West, I am west of the West,'' and in this book, Mark Arax sets out to explain just what TR meant. His is a compelling, sometimes ominous portrait of a place and its people who are often surviving on the edge, reliving history, and losing their way in the promised land: ''The Summer of the Death of Hilario Guzman'' is a deeply-felt portrait of an immigrant family from Oaxaca, followed through harrowing border crossings and raisin harvests; ''the Last Okie of Lamont,'' (the inspiration for the town featured in The Grapes of Wrath) has only one Okie left, who tells Arax his life story as he drives to a funeral to bury one more Dust Bowl migrant; and ''Highlands of Humboldt'' is a visit to the marijuana growing capital of the U.S., where the local bank collects a sizeable daily deposit of cash, most of which reeks of marijuana.Combining hard-hitting reporting and stellar writing, Arax captures both the atmosphere of social upheaval and the sense of being rooted in a community. Once you meet the people portrayed in this book, you won't forget them.

West of the Border

The Multicultural Literature of the Western American Frontiers

Author: Noreen Groover Lape

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821413457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 5373

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Expanding the scope of American borderland and frontier literary scholarship, West of the Border examines the writings of nineteenth- and turn-of-the-century Native, African, Asian, and Anglo American frontier writers. This book views frontiers as “human spaces” where cultures make contact as it considers multicultural frontier writers who speak from “west of the border.” James P. Beckwourth, a half-black fur trader; Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, a Paiute translator; Salishan author Mourning Dove; Cherokee novelist John Rollin Ridge; Sui Sin Far, an Anglo-Chinese short story writer, and her sister, romance novelist Onoto Watanna; and Mary Austin, a white southwestern writer- each of these intercultural writers faces a rite of passage into a new social order. Their writings negotiate their various frontier ordeals: the encroachment of pioneers on the land; reservation life; assimilation; Christianity; battles over territories and resources; exclusion; miscegenation laws; and the devastation of the environment. In West of the Border, Noreen Groover Lape raises issues inherent in American pluralism today by broaching timely concerns about American frontier politics, conceptualizing frontiers as intercultural contact zones, and expanding the boundaries of frontier literary studies by giving voice to minority writers.

The West of Billy the Kid

Author: Frederick Nolan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080614887X

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1838

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In The West of Billy the Kid, renowned authority Frederick Nolan has assembled a comprehensive photo gallery of the life and times of Billy the Kid. In text and in more than 250 images-many of them published here for the first time-Nolan recreates the life Billy lived and the places and people he knew. This unique assemblage is complemented by maps and a full biography that incorporates Nolan’s original research, adding fresh depth and detail to the Kid’s story and to the lives and backgrounds of those who witnessed the events of his life and death. Here are the faces of Billy’s family, friends, and enemies: John Tunstall and John Chisum, Sheriff Pat Garrett and Governor Lew Wallace, Jimmy Dolan and Bob Olinger, Alexander McSween and Paulita Maxwell, and many others. Here are Santa Fe and Silver City as Billy the Kid saw them, Lincoln, Las Vegas, and Tascosa. Recent photographs show the Kid’s haunts as they appear today.

The West of Ireland

Its Existing Condition, and Prospects

Author: Henry Coulter

Publisher: Dublin : Hodges & Smith ; London : Hurst & Blackett

ISBN: N.A

Category: Atlantic Coast (Ireland)

Page: 372

View: 2619

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience

The West of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292745524

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1040

DOWNLOAD NOW »
First published in 1968, The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience has become a classic in the field of American studies. G. Edward White traces the origins of "the West of the imagination" to the adolescent experiences of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister—three Easterners from upper-class backgrounds who went West in the 1880s in search of an alternative way of life. Each of the three men came to identify with a somewhat idealized "Wild West" that embodied the virtues of individualism, self-reliance, and rugged masculinity. When they returned East, they popularized this image of the West through art, literature, politics, and even their public personae. Moreover, these Western virtues soon became and have remained American virtues—a patriotic ideal that links Easterners with Westerners. With a multidisciplinary blend of history, biography, sociology, psychology, and literary criticism, The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience will appeal to a wide audience. The author has written a new preface, offering additional perspectives on the mythology of the West and its effect on the American character.

The West of Wild Bill Hickok

Author: Joseph G. Rosa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806126807

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 5051

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Of all the Old West figures whose images eventually found their way into our popular culture, none was better known than Wild Bill Hickok. This book, a companion volume to Joseph Rosa’s exhaustive biography, They Called Him Wild Bill, reproduces in one volume nearly all the known portraits of Wild Bill, together with photographs of his family, his friends, his foes, and the places that knew him.

The West of Ireland: Its Existing Condition and Prospect

Author: Henry Coulter

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291247963

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 1470

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Clachan Publishers in reprinting this 150 year old book has made a print copy available of Henry Coulters first-hand account of the condition and prospects of the people living in the western counties of Ireland in 1862. Coulter was a special correspondent for the Saunder's Newsletter who was not content simply to give general impressions of what he observed, but has supplied us with detailed information about the harvest, wages, trade and prices in Athlone, Counties Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim and Roscommon. This carefully researched edition supplies us with footnotes and an index not available in the original, making it a rich source of information for those interested in the local histories of these areas and for those exploring how their ancestors actually lived.

California

West of the West

Author: Adam Randolph Collings,Diego Garcia

Publisher: Adam Collings Enterprises

ISBN: 9780972583503

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7262

DOWNLOAD NOW »

West of the Equator

In Search of Paradise

Author: Cheryl Bartlam DuBois

Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers

ISBN: 9780883911297

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 5373

DOWNLOAD NOW »
West Of The Equator is a satirical account of one man's spiritual journey, as told by his spirit guide, Ian - a well seasoned West Indian merchant sailor who narrates the story of a Chicago stock trader who goes to the West Indies and buys a 75' catamaran to set out in search of Paradise. Instead, he finds a female captain who turns out to be the love of his life, chaos, mayhem, and, eventually, true happiness but only after he faces unbelievable trials and is stripped of everything he owns along the journey. In this humbled state, he discovers that he is, in fact, the island, his life the vessel, and that everything he'd every truly needed had been aboard all along. It is a very funny satirical look at life in Paradise and the Zen of sailing.

Observations on the West of England Mining Region

Being an Account of the Mineral Deposits and Economic Geology of the Region, and Forming Vol. XIV of the Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall

Author: Joseph Henry Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology, Economic

Page: 683

View: 8359

DOWNLOAD NOW »

West of 98

Living and Writing the New American West

Author: Lynn Stegner,Russell Rowland

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292739346

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 418

View: 9584

DOWNLOAD NOW »
What does it mean to be a westerner? With all the mythology that has grown up about the American West, is it even possible to describe "how it was, how it is, here, in the West—just that," in the words of Lynn Stegner? Starting with that challenge, Stegner and Russell Rowland invited several dozen members of the western literary tribe to write about living in the West and being a western writer in particular. West of 98 gathers sixty-six literary testimonies, in essays and poetry, from a stellar collection of writers who represent every state west of the 98th parallel—a kind of Greek chorus of the most prominent voices in western literature today, who seek to "characterize the West as each of us grew to know it, and, equally important, the West that is still becoming." In West of 98, western writers speak to the ways in which the West imprints itself on the people who live there, as well as how the people of the West create the personality of the region. The writers explore the western landscape—how it has been revered and abused across centuries—and the inescapable limitations its aridity puts on all dreams of conquest and development. They dismantle the boosterism of manifest destiny and the cowboy and mountain man ethos of every-man-for-himself, and show instead how we must create new narratives of cooperation if we are to survive in this spare and beautiful country. The writers seek to define the essence of both actual and metaphoric wilderness as they journey toward a West that might honestly be called home. A collective declaration not of our independence but of our interdependence with the land and with each other, West of 98 opens up a whole new panorama of the western experience.

Popular Romances of the West of England (Complete)

Author: Robert Hunt

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465603271

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1240

DOWNLOAD NOW »
THE beginning of this collection of Popular Romances may I be truly said to date from my early childhood. I remember with what anticipations of pleasure, sixty-eight years since, I stitched together a few sheets of paper, and carefully pasted them into the back of an old book. This was preparatory to a visit I was about to make with my mother to Bodmin, about which town many strange stories were told, and my purpose was to record them. My memory retains dim shadows of a wild tale of Hender the Huntsman of Lanhydrock; of a narrative of streams having been poisoned by the monks; and of a legend of a devil who. played many strange pranks with the tower which stands on a neighbouring hill. I have, within the last year? endeavoured to recover those stories, but in vain. The living people appear to have forgotten them; my juvenile note-book has long been lost those traditions are, it is to be feared, gone for ever. Fifteen years passed away--about six of them at school in Cornwall, and nine of them in close labour in London,--when failing health compelled my return to the West of England. Having spent about a month on the borders of Dartmoor, and wandered over that wild region of Granite Tors, gathering up its traditions,--ere yet Mrs Bray [a] had thought of doing so, -- I resolved on walking through Cornwall. Thirty-five years since, on a beautiful spring morning, I landed at Saltash, from the very ancient passage-boat which in those days conveyed men and women, carts-and cattle, across the river Tamar, where now that triumph of engineering, the Albert Bridge, gracefully spans its waters. Sending my box forward to Liskeard by a van, my wanderings commenced; my purpose being to visit each relic of Old Cornwall, and to gather up every existing tale of its ancient people. Ten months were delightfully spent in this way; and in that period a large number of the romances and superstitions which are published in these volumes were collected, with many more, which have been weeded out of the collection as worthless.

The Development of the West of Scotland 1750-1960

Author: Anthony Slaven

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136588671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 6733

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The economic and social problems of modern Scotland are at the centre of current debate about regional economic growth, social improvement and environmental rehabilitation. In this book, as relevant today as when it was first published in 1975, Anthony Slaven argues that the extent and causes of these problems are frequently underestimated, thus making development policies less than fully effective. The major economic and social weaknesses of the west of Scotland are shown to be rooted in the regions former strengths. The author demonstrates how, although the region and its people have resisted change, a thriving and self reliant nineteenth-century economy , based on local resources and manpower, has given way in the present century to vanishing skills and products, unemployment and social deprivation. Since 1945 economic and social planning has helped to improve the situation, although many difficulties remain. Seen in the historical perspective provided by this revealing study, the present industrial problems of the west of Scotland, and their remedies, become clearer. Mr Slaven argues that the older industries deserve more help, for without this, he believes, the ineffectiveness of development policies is likely to be perpetuated. This book was first published in 1975.