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The Resource Lasso the wind : away to the New West, Timothy Egan

Lasso the wind : away to the New West, Timothy Egan

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Lasso the wind : away to the New West
Title
Lasso the wind
Title remainder
away to the New West
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Egan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"They have tried to tame it, shave it, fence it, cut it, dam it, drain it, nuke it, poison it, pave it, and subdivide it," writes Timothy Egan of the West; still, "this region's hold on the American character has never seemed stronger." In this colorful and revealing journey through the eleven states west of the 100th meridian, Egan, a third-generation westerner, evokes a lovely and troubled country where land is religion and the holy war between preservers and possessors never ends. Egan leads us on an unconventional, freewheeling tour: from America's oldest continuously inhabited community, the Ancoma Pueblo in New Mexico, to the high kitsch of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where London Bridge has been painstakingly rebuilt stone by stone; from the fragile beauty of Idaho's Bitterroot Range to the gross excess of Las Vegas, a city built as though in defiance of its arid environment. In a unique blend of travel writing, historical reflection, and passionate polemic, Egan has produced a moving study of the West: how it became what it is, and where it is going
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Egan, Timothy
Dewey number
978
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F595.3
LC item number
.E43 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Lasso the wind : away to the New West, Timothy Egan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-254) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 266 p.
Isbn
9780375400247
Lccn
97050556
Other physical details
maps
System control number
151082
Label
Lasso the wind : away to the New West, Timothy Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-254) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 266 p.
Isbn
9780375400247
Lccn
97050556
Other physical details
maps
System control number
151082

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