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True West

Author : William R. Handley,Nathaniel Lewis
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 388 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2007-05-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 080325976X

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True West by William R. Handley,Nathaniel Lewis Pdf

In no other region of the United States has the notion of authenticity played such an important yet elusive role as it has in the West. Though pervasive in literature,øpopular culture, and history, assumptions about western authenticity have not received adequate critical attention. Given the ongoing economic and social transformations in this vast region, the persistent nostalgia and desire for the ?real? authentic West suggest regional and national identities at odds with themselves. True West explores the concept of authenticity as it is used to invent, test, advertise, and read the West. The fifteen essays collected here apply contemporary critical and cultural theory to western literary history, Native American literature and identities, the visual West, and the imagining of place. Ranging geographically from the Canadian Prairies to Buena Park?s Entertainment Corridor in Southern California, and chronologically from early tourist narratives to contemporary environmental writing, True West challenges many assumptions we make about western writing and opens the door to an important new chapter in western literary history and cultural criticism.

True West

Author : Christopher J. Duerksen,James Van Hemert
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Cities and towns
ISBN : UOM:39015059559933

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True West by Christopher J. Duerksen,James Van Hemert Pdf

Millions of Americans are moving west, attracted by big skies, majestic scenery, abundant wildlife, and a romantic past. Unfortunately, many developments built to accommodate these newcomers flout the landscape and ignore local traditions threatening the very qualities that make the West beautiful and unique. It is not too late to prevent more damage and preserve the best of the West for future generations. True West translates the key elements of authentic Western development patterns-drawn from Native American, Spanish, and early American settlements-into design guidelines for expansion and new development. Comprehensive case studies examine contemporary developments that embrace historic patterns and harmonize with the landscape.True West is an exceptional resource for Western Planners and elected officials who are committed to ensuring growth that respects the region's distinctive character and natural environment.

The Best of True West

Author : Joe Austell Small
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 1964
Category : American wit and humor
ISBN : WISC:89067357566

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The Best of True West by Joe Austell Small Pdf

Collection of 28 stories first published in True West magazine.

The True West

Author : Mifflin Lowe
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2020-06-02
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1733633510

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The True West by Mifflin Lowe Pdf

Text and illustrations look at some of the unsung heroes of the American West including Buffalo soldiers, Mexican cowboys, Chinese railroad workers, and more.

Citizen Explorer

Author : Jared Orsi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 392 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2014
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780199768721

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Citizen Explorer by Jared Orsi Pdf

A historian offers the biography of the soldier and explorer for whom Pike's Peak is named, describing his amazing expeditions through areas that would become modern-day Mississippi, Minnesota and Arkansas before being captured by the Spanish.

True West

Author : Christine Mather
Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : West (U.S.)
ISBN : UOM:39015028416736

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True West by Christine Mather Pdf

The best-seller that presents the living traditions and the design highlights of Western life. Collector's treasures of cowboy gear, leather goods, rugs and textiles, and even 1950s "Cowboyana" are here in rich detail, along with adobe homes, mountain cabins, and historic ranches; round-ups and rodeos; and wagon wheels and movie stills. Full-color photographs.

Doc Holliday in Film and Literature

Author : Shirley Ayn Linder
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 199 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2014-01-16
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780786473359

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Doc Holliday in Film and Literature by Shirley Ayn Linder Pdf

The legend of Doc Holliday is now well past a century old. While his time on earth was brief, troubled and filled with pain, his legend took wings and flew. Beginning with his part in the now famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Denver newspapers first told his story in the late 19th century. They, followed by words of Wyatt Earp, grasped the glimmer of his tale. So enamored was the public that by 1939 he was a literary icon and his character had appeared in eight films. Historians, authors, screenwriters and eventually television refined the legend, which reached its apex perhaps with the 1993 film Tombstone. Doc Holliday's image has neither dimmed nor wavered in the 21st century. Broadway, country music and art join with literature and film to continue his mystique as the personification of a surviving legend of the U.S. West.

Devil's Knot

Author : Mara Leveritt
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 514 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2014-01-30
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9781471131073

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Devil's Knot by Mara Leveritt Pdf

Based on a true story, this edition of Devil's Knot will tie-in to a major motion picture starring Academy Award winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. This riveting portrait of a small Arkansas town recounts the all-too-true story of a brutal triple murder and the eighteen-year imprisonment of three innocent teenagers. For weeks in 1993, after the grisly murders of three eight-year-old boys, police in West Memphis, Arkansas, seemed stumped. Then suddenly, detectives charged three teenagers - alleged members of a satanic cult - with the killings. Despite the witch-hunt atmosphere of the trials and a case that included stunning investigative blunders, the teenagers, who became known as the West Memphis Three, were convicted. Jurors sentenced Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley to life in prison and Damien Echols, the accused ringleader, to death. The guilty verdicts were popular in their home state - even upheld on appeal - and all three remained in prison until their unprecedented release in August 2011. In Devil's Knot, award-winning investigative journalist Mara Leveritt presents the most comprehensive, insightful reporting ever done on this story - one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history. In-depth research, meticulous reconstruction of the investigation and close-up views of its key participants unravel the many tangled knots of this endlessly shocking case.

Montreal's Irish Mafia

Author : D'Arcy O'Connor
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2011-03-21
Category : True Crime
ISBN : 9780470676158

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Montreal's Irish Mafia by D'Arcy O'Connor Pdf

Their names resonate with organized crime in Montreal: the Matticks, MacAllisters, Johnstons and Griffins, and Peter Dunie Ryan. They are the Irish equivalent of the infamous Rizzuto and Cotroni families, and the "Mom" Bouchers and Walter Stadnicks of the Hells Angels. Award-winning producer, journalist and author D’Arcy O’Connor narrates the genesis and rise to power of one of Montreal’s most powerful, violent and colorful criminal organizations. It is the West End Gang, whose members controlled the docks and fought the Hells Angels and Mafia for their share of the city’s prostitution, gambling, loan sharking and drug dealing. At times, they did not disdain forging alliances with rival gangs when huge profits were at stake, or when a killing needed to be carried out. The West End Gang—the Irish Mafia of Montreal—is a legendary beast. They sprang out of the impoverished southwest of the city, some looking for ways to earn enough just to survive, some wanting more than a job in an abattoir or on a construction site. In that sense, they were no different from other immigrants from Italy and other European countries. A shortcut to wealth was their common goal. And Montreal, with its burgeoning post-WWII population, was ripe for the picking. The Irish Mob made headlines with a spectacular Brinks robbery in 1976, using the money to broker a major heroin and cocaine trafficking ring. It took over the Port of Montreal, controlling the flow of drugs into the city, drugs which the Mafia funnelled to New York. The West End Gang had connections to the cocaine cartel in Colombia; hashish brokers in Morocco and France; and marijuana growers in Mexico. The gang imported drugs on an enormous scale. One bust that took place off the coast of Angola in 2006 involved 22.5 tonnes of hashish, destined for Montreal. The West End Gang is a ripping tale that unveils yet another chapter in Montreal’s colorful criminal underworld.

Western Gunslingers in Fact and on Film

Author : Buck Rainey
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 350 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 1998-01-01
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780786403967

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Western Gunslingers in Fact and on Film by Buck Rainey Pdf

Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Belle Starr, Wyatt Earp, the Younger Gang, the Dalton-Doolin Gang and Bat Masterson--these real-life lawmen and lawbreakers have been the basis of so many Hollywood Westerns that it has become difficult to discover where the truth ends and the legend begins. All actually became larger-than-life characters during their lifetimes, as contemporary newspapers and books embellished their deeds for their own purposes. But it was in Hollywood that the line between reality and myth was completely blurred. Each chapter-length entry here first focuses on the known facts of the people's lives and how each became truly legendary during their lifetimes. The reality is then compared to how they have been portrayed in the movies.

The Deadliest Outlaws

Author : Jeffrey Burton
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Page : 561 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Frontier and pioneer life
ISBN : 9781574412703

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The Deadliest Outlaws by Jeffrey Burton Pdf

In the late nineteenth century Tom Ketchum and his brother Sam formed the Ketchum Gang with other outlaws and became successful train robbers. In their day, these men were the most daring of their kind, and the most feared. Eventually Tom Ketchum was caught and sentenced to death for attempting to hold up a railway train. He became the first individual--and the last--ever to be executed for a crime of this sort. Jeffrey Burton has been researching the story of the Ketchum Gang for more than forty years. He sorts fact from fiction to provide the definitive truth about Ketchum and numerous other outlaws, including Will Carver and Butch Cassidy. The Deadliest Outlaws initially was published in a limited run of one hundred paperback copies in England. This second edition in hardcover contains additional material and photographs not found in the earlier printing.

Butch Cassidy

Author : Richard M. Patterson
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Page : 396 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 1998-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0803287569

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Butch Cassidy by Richard M. Patterson Pdf

Presents an account of the life, times, and crimes of the legendary outlaw

The Naval Chronicle, Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 572 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2023-10-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000096620

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The Naval Chronicle, Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, with a Variety of Original Papers on Nautical Subjects by Anonim Pdf

The Theatre of Sam Shepard

Author : Stephen J. Bottoms
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Drama
ISBN : 0521587913

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The Theatre of Sam Shepard by Stephen J. Bottoms Pdf

This comprehensive analysis traces Sam Shepard's career from his experimental one-act plays of the 1960s to the 1994 play Simpatico. Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, True West, Fool for Love and A Lie of the Mind are all examined in depth. Concentrating on his playwriting, this book charts Shepard's various developments and shifts of direction, and the changing contexts in which his work appeared. Engaging, informative, and insightful, The Theatre of Sam Shepard is the definitive source on the works of this innovative and original writer.

The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard

Author : Matthew Roudané
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2002-05-27
Category : Drama
ISBN : 0521777666

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The Cambridge Companion to Sam Shepard by Matthew Roudané Pdf

Few American playwrights have exerted as much influence on the contemporary stage as Sam Shepard. His plays are performed on and off Broadway and in all the major regional American theatres. They are also widely performed and studied in Europe, particularly in Britain, Germany and France, finding both a popular and scholarly audience. In this collection of seventeen original essays, American and European authors from different professional and academic backgrounds explore the various aspects of Shepard's career - his plays, poetry, music, fiction, acting, directing and film work. The volume covers the major plays, including Curse of the Starving Class, Buried Child, and True West, as well as other lesser known but vitally important works. A thorough chronology of Shepard's life and career, together with biographical chapters, a note from the legendary Joseph Chaikin, and an interview with the playwright, give a fascinating first-hand account of an exuberant and experimental personality.