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Silver City

Silver City

A Novel of the American West

  • Author: Jeff Guinn
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101623268
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Cash McLendon faces stone-cold enforcer Killer Boots in an Old West showdown, in New York Times bestselling author Jeff Guinn’s riveting follow-up to Buffalo Trail, winner of the TCU Texas Book Award. Cash McLendon, reluctant hero of the epic Indian battle at Adobe Walls, has journeyed to Mountain View in the Arizona Territory with one goal: to convince Gabrielle Tirrito that he’s a changed man and win her back from schoolteacher Joe Saint. As they’re about to depart by stage for their new life in San Francisco, Gabrielle is kidnapped by enforcer Killer Boots, who is working on orders from crooked St. Louis businessman Rupert Douglass. Cash, once married to Douglass’s troubled daughter, fled the city when she died of accidental overdose—and Douglass vowed he’d track Cash down and make him pay. Now McLendon, accompanied by Joe Saint and Major Mulkins, hits the trail in pursuit of Gabrielle and Killer Boots, hoping to make a trade before it’s too late.

Atlantis and the Silver City

Atlantis and the Silver City

  • Author: Peter Daughtrey
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453271708
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 368
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Delve into an ancient mystery and witness the unveiling of the most complete and persuasive evidence for the real location of the lost empire of Atlantis. More than two thousand years ago, Plato laid out a series of cryptic clues about the location of Atlantis. Since then, countless experts have tried to crack his code. Today, some experts claim Atlantis lies under the volcanic rocks of Santorini. Others place it in the Bermuda Triangle or off the coast of Africa or say it vanished forever beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. But what if Atlantis is closer than we think? What if we could walk the streets of its ancient capital today? After a twenty-year forensic examination of Plato’s writings, Peter Daughtrey believes we can do just that. Having matched an unprecedented number of Plato’s clues to a modern locale, Daughtrey pinpoints the exact location of the once-glittering capital city of Atlantis and outlines the full reach of the empire. Daughtrey’s quest takes him from the dusty stone quarries of Portugal and the hieroglyphs of Egyptian temples to the newly refurbished museums of Baghdad. Along the way, he unearths long-forgotten, vitally significant artifacts, pieces together sensational evidence of a lost alphabet, and identifies today’s descendants of this early civilization—and even reveals the location of another undersea settlement from the empire of Atlantis. Hailed as “an intriguing, thought-provoking read” by Graham Hancock, the bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, Atlantis and the Silver City is a detailed and accurate account of an adventurous journey of discovery, told with enthusiasm and verve.

Silver City

Silver City

  • Author: Rui Li,Howard Goldblatt
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0805048952
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 276
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Follows the Li and Bai clans as they experience romance, betrayal, intrigue, and power struggles in 1920s pre-communist China

The Silver City

The Silver City

  • Author: Pamela Belle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780330328753
  • Category:
  • Page: 496
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Silver Cities

Silver Cities

Photographing American Urbanization, 1839-1939

  • Author: Peter Bacon Hales
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826331786
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 506
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First published in 1984,Silver Citiesrapidly became a classic in the history of photography and in the then-nascent field of visual culture studies. Now this vastly expanded edition presents a lively interdisciplinary history of the first century of urban photography in America.Silver Citiesenvisions the transformation of American civilization via mass-produced and mass-disseminated photography of cities made between 1839 and the onset of World War II. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, urban photographers were visual explorers of the rapidly evolving urban sphere, but their understanding of that environment was defined by the prevailing cultural prejudices. To examine their visual products is to educate ourselves in the deepest concerns of American culture in the century of its transformation from agrarian youth to urbane maturity. Readers new to the book will find a richly illustrated cultural history of American photography, with familiar names and newly discovered figures. Those familiar with the original will find the new edition fresh and surprising, exploring issues of race, gender, and ethnic identity and analyzing the ways media contribute to the power of the dominant culture. Longer and broader in its scope, with a vastly expanded collection of illustrations, the new edition surveys cities small and large, delves deeper into the twentieth century, and gives names to once-anonymous contributors and locations to once-mysterious places. About the first edition: "A fascinating overview of nineteenth-century urban photography."--Gunther Barth,American Historical Review

Madam Millie

Madam Millie

Bordellos from Silver City to Ketchikan

  • Author: Max Evans
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826327842
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 423
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Mildred Clark Cusey was a whore, a madam, an entrepreneur, and above all, a survivor. The story of Silver City Millie, as she referred to herself, is the story of one woman's personal tragedies and triumphs as an orphan, a Harvey Girl waitress on the Santa Fe railroad, a prostitute with innumerable paramours, and a highly successful bordello businesswoman. Millie broke the mold in so many ways, and yet her life's story of survival was not unlike that of thousands of women who went West only to find that their most valuable assets were their physical beauty and their personality. Petite at five feet tall with piercing blue eyes, Millie captured men's attention by her very essence and her unmistakable joie de vivre. Born to Italian immigrant parents near Kansas City, she and her sister were orphaned early and separated from each other. Millie learned hard lessons on the streets, but she never gave up and she vowed to protect and support her ailing older sister. Caught in a domestic squabble in her foster home, Millie wound up in juvenile court with Harry Truman as her judge. This would be only the first of many brushes in her life with prominent politicians. When physicians diagnosed her sister with tuberculosis and recommended she move West to a Catholic home in Deming, New Mexico, Millie moved with her. Expenses ran high and after a brief stint waiting tables as a Harvey Girl, Millie found that her meager tips could easily be augmented by turning tricks. Thus, out of financial need and devotion to her sister, Mildred Cusey turned to a life of prostitution and a career at which she soon excelled and became both rich and famous.

City of Silver

City of Silver

A Mystery

  • Author: Annamaria Alfieri
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 9781429991230
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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In Potosí, the richest city in the Western Hemisphere, Inez de la Morada, the bewitching, cherished daughter of the rich and powerful Mayor, mysteriously dies at the convent of Santa Isabella de los Santos Milagros, where she had fled in defiance of her father. It looks as though the girl committed suicide, but Mother Abbess Maria Santa Hilda believes her innocent and has her buried at the convent in sacred ground. Fray Ubaldo DaTriesta, local Commissioner of the Inquisition, has been keeping an eye on the Abbess, who is too "Protestant" for his tastes, and this action may be just what he needs to convince the lazy, cowardly Bishop to punish her. At the same time, Potosí finds its prosperity threatened. The King of Spain has discovered that the coins the city has been circulating throughout the world are not pure silver and is sending his top prosecutor and the Grand Inquisitor to mete out punishment. With the imminent arrival of the Spanish officials, many have reason to prove their loyalty, and keep hidden the crimes and sins they've committed. With her life at stake, Maria Santa Hilda finds herself in a race against time to prove the true cause of Inez's death, aided by her fellow sisters, a Jesuit priest with a dark secret from his past, and a tomboyish girl who's run to the convent to avoid an unwanted marriage. Together they will discover that Inez was not the girl she seemed, and that greed has no limits. Annamaria Alfieri writes with astounding detail, showing an appreciation for the complexities and social nuances of this intriguing time in Latin American history when politicians, religious leaders, and an indigenous people all competed for power and survival in the thin mountain air of the Andes.

Urban Indians in a Silver City

Urban Indians in a Silver City

Zacatecas, Mexico, 1546-1810

  • Author: Dana Velasco Murillo
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804799644
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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In the sixteenth century, silver mined by native peoples became New Spain's most important export. Silver production served as a catalyst for northern expansion, creating mining towns that led to the development of new industries, markets, population clusters, and frontier institutions. Within these towns, the need for labor, raw materials, resources, and foodstuffs brought together an array of different ethnic and social groups—Spaniards, Indians, Africans, and ethnically mixed individuals or castas. On the northern edge of the empire, 350 miles from Mexico City, sprung up Zacatecas, a silver-mining town that would grow in prominence to become the "Second City of New Spain." Urban Indians in a Silver City illuminates the social footprint of colonial Mexico's silver mining district. It reveals the men, women, children, and families that shaped indigenous society and shifts the view of indigenous peoples from mere laborers to settlers and vecinos (municipal residents). Dana Velasco Murillo shows how native peoples exploited the urban milieu to create multiple statuses and identities that allowed them to live in Zacatecas as both Indians and vecinos. In reconsidering traditional paradigms about ethnicity and identity among the urban Indian population, she raises larger questions about the nature and rate of cultural change in the Mexican north.

Silver City

Silver City

  • Author: Cliff McNish
  • Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
  • ISBN: 1467794546
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 256
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The Roar is nearly upon the thousands of children who have been drawn to the small, dank town of Coldharbour. The children are not quite sure what the Roar is, but they know it is an enemy to all. They are prepared to battle, led by six children with superhuman skills, including winged Milo, whose skin has worn away to reveal an armor of silver and who has risen into the sky to protect them. But the children are not alone. Buried deep under the ocean, the Roar's arch nemesis withers away. Will they be able to rescue it before it's too weak to help? They need all the help they can get—the Roar is bringing her offspring, and they are hungry for a fight.

City, sister, silver

City, sister, silver

  • Author: Jáchym Topol,Alex Zucker
  • Publisher: Catbird Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 508
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Winner of the Egon Hostovský Prize as the best Czech book of the year, this epic novel powerfully captures the sense of dislocation that followed the Czechs’ newfound freedom in 1989. More than just the story of its young protagonist—who is part businessman, part gang member, part drifter—it is a novel that includes terrifying dream scenes, Czech and American Indian legends, a nightmarish Eastern European flea market, comic scenes about the literary world, and an oddly tender story of the love between the protagonist and his spiritual sister.

Gold town to ghost town

Gold town to ghost town

the story of Silver City, Idaho

  • Author: Julia Conway Welch
  • Publisher: Caxton Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 124
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This book chronicles the story of the most fabulous of ghost towns, Silver City, Idaho. Here, for over a hundred years, the hopes, struggles, achievements, and failures of mining in the West were played out.

In The City of Gold and Silver

In The City of Gold and Silver

  • Author: Kenize Mourad
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1609452429
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Here is the long-forgotten story of Begum Hazrat Mahal, queen of Awadh and the soul of the Indian revolt against the British, brought to vivid life by a writer whose own story reads like a novel. Begum was an orphan and a poetess who captured the attentions of King Waiid Ali Shah of Awadh and became his fourth wife. As his wife, she incited and led a popular uprising that would eventually prove to be the first step toward Indian independence. Begum was the very incarnation of resistance: as chief of the army and the government in Lucknow, she fought battles on the field for two years; she was a freedom fighter, a misunderstood mother, and an illicit lover. A remarkable woman who risked everything only to face the greatest betrayal of all. Begum is a fitting subject for Kenizé Mourad, whose mother was a Turkish princess and father an Indian Raj. When Mourad’s mother moved to Paris in the company of a eunuch and died shortly after, the eunuch entrusted the child to the care of Catholic nuns. The nuns hid Mourad from her father, not wanting the child to be raised Muslim. Mourad only discovered her true identity and her parents’ tragic fate in her twenties. Her story is the subject of an autobiographical novel, Regards from the Dead Princess, to be published by Europa in 2015.

Silver City, Idaho

Silver City, Idaho

final environmental statement

  • Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 150
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Gems of the Silver city

Gems of the Silver city

  • Author: James Valentine
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Parks
  • Page: 34
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B015: The mines and mills of Silver City, Nevada

B015: The mines and mills of Silver City, Nevada

  • Author: Nevada Bureau of Mines,University of Nevada. Mackay School of Mines
  • Publisher: NV Bureau of Mines & Geology
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Silver's City

Silver's City

  • Author: Maurice Leitch
  • Publisher: Random House (UK)
  • ISBN: 9780749396572
  • Category:
  • Page: 180
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Against the background of war-torn Belfast, two men engage in a bitter private duel. Ned Galloway, a street-wise gunman profiting from the people's anxiety, is hired to spring Silver Steele, a jailed folk-hero, from a guarded hospital room. This book won the Guardian Fiction Prize.

The Search for the Silver City

The Search for the Silver City

  • Author: James Otis
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3732684466
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 172
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Reproduction of the original: The Search for the Silver City by James Otis

Silver City Massacre

Silver City Massacre

  • Author: Charles G. West
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 069813737X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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A TREACHEROUS JOURNEY Joel McAllister is a lieutenant in the Confederate Army—or at least he was, until Lee surrendered. Now he’s determined to get as far away from war as possible, somewhere beyond North and South (and maybe somewhere with some gold): Idaho Territory. Accompanied by his steadfast sergeant, Riley, the two former soldiers travel westward from Texas. But the trail to Silver City is littered with peril—including a band of notoriously merciless Comanche warriors. When his traveling party expands to include two women survivors of a Comanche raid and a Bannock Indian, Joel will need to rely on what soldier’s instinct he has left in him to deliver everyone to Silver City alive—and keep them alive once they’re there.