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Icons of the American West [Two Volumes]: From Cowgirls to Silicon Valley (Greenwood Icons)

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Publisher Comments:

The American West is rich in lore, cultural roots, and iconic images. The subject of countless movies, books, and songs, in many ways it embodies the American spirit. This lively two-volume set presents the stories of some of the most influential and representative Western icons—those that have captured the nation's imagination since the early days of westward exploration and that continue to do so within the environmental and technological frontier that is the modern West. This accessible treatment of the untamed enterprise of the 'Old West'—including cowboys, wild west shows, and gun battles—and the continued entrepreneurial imagination of the paradisical 'New West'—including environmentalists and the incorporation of national parks—elevates the reader's understanding of oft-romanticized subjcts and the conflicts and cultural changes that made them icons.

Narrative entries include:

; Chief Joseph

; George Armstrong Custer

; Gold Rush

; Winchester Model 1873

; Frederic Remington

; John Muir

; Las Vegas

; Bill Gates

; Disneyland

; Yellowstone National Park

; Sierra Club

With vibrant photos and descriptive sidebars, this comprehensive set is a must-have for students of American history and culture.

Book News Annotation:

Bakken (California State U., Fullerton) has edited this two-volume encyclopedia on icons of the American West, starting with the Lewis and Clark expedition and ending with Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House in 2007. Many entries are broad in theme and discussed in depth, such as the history of cowboys and cowgirls, rifles and revolvers and famous politicians on the West Coast, with others revolving around individuals such as Ronald Reagan, Annie Oakley and Bill Gates. Designed as a reference for general audiences, each volume contains a chronology and an annotated bibliography as well. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The American West is rich in lore, cultural roots, and iconic images. The subject of countless movies, books, and songs, in many ways it embodies the American spirit. This lively two-volume set presents the stories of some of the most influential and representative Western icons--those that have captured the nation's imagination since the early days of westward exploration and that continue to do so within the environmental and technological frontier that is the modern West. This accessible treatment of the untamed enterprise of the 'Old West'--including cowboys, wild west shows, and gun battles--and the continued entrepreneurial imagination of the paradisical 'New West'--including environmentalists and the incorporation of national parks--elevates the reader's understanding of oft-romanticized subjcts and the conflicts and cultural changes that made them icons.

Synopsis:

This lively set presents iconic figures, places and institutions that embody the spirit of the American West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313341489
Author:
Gordon Morris Bakken.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Bakken, Gordon Morris
Author:
Bakken, Gordon Morris
Author:
Bakken, Gordon M.
Author:
Bakken, Gordon
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Series:
Greenwood Icons < p>Icons of the American West: From Cowgirls to Silicon Valley < /p>
Series Volume:
From Cowgirls to Sil
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
10.30x7.20x1.80 in. 3.65 lbs.

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Product details 640 pages Greenwood Press - English 9780313341489 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The American West is rich in lore, cultural roots, and iconic images. The subject of countless movies, books, and songs, in many ways it embodies the American spirit. This lively two-volume set presents the stories of some of the most influential and representative Western icons--those that have captured the nation's imagination since the early days of westward exploration and that continue to do so within the environmental and technological frontier that is the modern West. This accessible treatment of the untamed enterprise of the 'Old West'--including cowboys, wild west shows, and gun battles--and the continued entrepreneurial imagination of the paradisical 'New West'--including environmentalists and the incorporation of national parks--elevates the reader's understanding of oft-romanticized subjcts and the conflicts and cultural changes that made them icons.
"Synopsis" by , This lively set presents iconic figures, places and institutions that embody the spirit of the American West.
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