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The Way to the West

The Way to the West

Essays on the Central Plains

  • Author: Elliott West
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826316530
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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This poignant history of the great migrations of the Cheyenne Indians and Anglo pioneers onto the arid Central Plains tells a complex story of the relationship between people and the environment. Elliott West, a distinguished western historian, turns his attention here to land, animals, families, and stories. Focusing on a region embracing parts of present-day Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, he examines both the facts and myths of the migrations. How did the environment and people affect one another? How did families respond to the challenges of the Central Plains? How have our stories shaped our consciousness of that history?The Way to the Westcombines deep research with insightful analysis and narrative skill to present a story that both historians and students will enjoy. "An accomplished social historian, West argues forcefully here that history can never be only about human society. It always takes place--unfolds within the shifting, particular complexity of nature. His treatment of the Indian era on the plains is a particularly fresh, insightful demonstration of that fact."--Donald Worster "It may not be possible to take a fresher look at a slice of the West that Elliott West does here. These are inventive, compelling and original essays. Like their author, they are wry, learned, and just plain curious. A wonderful book."--Richard White

The Way to the West

The Way to the West

  • Author: Emerson Hough
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781984943088
  • Category:
  • Page: 106
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The Way to the West By Emerson Hough

The Way to the West and the Lives of Three Early Americans: Boone, Crockett, Carson

The Way to the West and the Lives of Three Early Americans: Boone, Crockett, Carson

  • Author: Emerson Hough
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465611819
  • Category:
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I ask you to look at this splendid tool, the American ax, not more an implement of labor than an instrument of civilization. If you can not use it, you are not American. If you do not understand it, you can not understand America. This tool is so simple and so perfect that it has scarcely seen change in the course of a hundred years. It lacks decoration, as do the tools and the weapons of all strong peoples. It has no fantastic lines, no deviations from simplicity of outline, no ornamentations, no irregularities. It is simple, severe, perfect. Its beauty is the beauty of utility. In the shaft of the ax there is a curve. This curve is there for a reason, a reason of usefulness. The simple swelling head is made thus not for motives of beauty, but for the purpose of effectiveness. The shaft, an even yard in length, polished, curved, of a formation that shall give the greatest strength to a downright blow in combination with the greatest security to the hand-grasp, has been made thus for a century of American life. This shaft is made of hickory, the sternest of American woods, the one most capable of withstanding the hardest use. It has always been made thus and of this material. The metal head or blade of the American ax is to-day as it has always been. The makers of axes will tell you that they scarcely know of any other model. The face of the blade is of the most highly tempered steel for a third or half of its extent. The blade or bitt is about eight inches in length, the cutting edge four and seven-eighths to five inches in width. The curve of this edge could not, by the highest science, be made more perfect for the purpose of biting deepest at the least outlay of human strength. The poll or back of the ax is about four inches in width, square or roughly rounded into such form that it is capable of delivering a pounding, crushing or directing blow. The weight of the ax-head is about four pounds, that is to say from three and one-half to five pounds. With the ax one can do many things. With it the early American blazed his way through the trackless forests. With it he felled the wood whereby was fed the home fire, or the blaze by which he kept his distant and solitary bivouac. With it he built his home, framing a fortress capable of withstanding all the weaponry of his time. With it he not only made the walls, but fabricated the floors and roof for his little castle. He built chairs, tables, beds, therewith. By its means he hewed out his homestead from the heart of the primeval forest, and fenced it round about. Without it he had been lost.

Ways to the West

Ways to the West

  • Author: Tim Sullivan
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • ISBN: 1457195836
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 312
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In Ways to the West, Tim Sullivan embarks on a car-less road trip through the Intermountain West, exploring how the region is taking on what may be its greatest challenge: sustainable transportation. Combining personal travel narrative, historical research, and his professional expertise in urban planning, Sullivan takes a critical yet optimistic and often humorous look at how contemporary Western cities are making themselves more hospitable to a life less centered on the personal vehicle. The modern West was built by the automobile, but so much driving has jeopardized the West’s mystic hold on the American future. At first, automobility heightened the things that made the West great, but love became dependence, and dependence became addiction. Via his travels by bicycle, bus, and train through Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Boise, Salt Lake City, and Portland, Sullivan captures the modern transportation evolution taking place across the region and the resulting ways in which contemporary Western communities are reinterpreting classic American values like mobility, opportunity, adventure, and freedom. Finding a West created, lost, and reclaimed, Ways to the West will be of great interest to anyone curious about sustainable transportation and the history, geography, and culture of the American West.

Russia's Military Way to the West

Russia's Military Way to the West

Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power 1700-1800

  • Author: Christopher Duffy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317408403
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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This book provides an historical perspective on the growth of Russian military power, studying the emergence of the Russian regular army from 1700 until the end of the eighteenth century. In the process he evaluates the relative importance of Western and native influences on the creation of this formidable military machine, and indicates the ways in which Russian power was projected in the West. The book includes general discussions of the Russian soldier, the Russian officer and the rapacious Cossacks, and concludes by identifying certain important continuities between the Russian past and present.

The Way of the West

The Way of the West

  • Author: Donald Wade
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Democracy
  • Page: 160
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The Way of the West

The Way of the West

  • Author: Elmer Kelton,Cotton Smith,Max Brand
  • Publisher: Amazonencore
  • ISBN: 9781477808573
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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An anthology of three novellas, by three of the best western writers of yesterday and today.

The Way to L'vei

The Way to L'vei

  • Author: D. B. Clark
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1411633377
  • Category:
  • Page: 167
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A young boy barely escapes, after three men kill his father, to endure a series of harrowing adventurs that enable him to develop into an extremely competent and even noble young man--while, throughout his struggling life, he seeks to solve the mystery of his father's origins and the location the mythical L'vei.

The Way to the Labyrinth

The Way to the Labyrinth

Memories of East and West

  • Author: Alain Daniélou
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811210140
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 338
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The author, a musician, artist, linguist, and traveler, explains how he became attracted to Hinduism and shares his impressions of India, where he has lived for twenty years

The Way of the West

The Way of the West

The Photography of Jim Krantz

  • Author: Jim Krantz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783899556766
  • Category:
  • Page: 320
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The beauty, myth, and reality of the American West captured in the emotive and striking photographs of Jim Krantz. The Way of the West depicts the reality behind a romanticized lifestyle of grit, gumption, and backbone, while honoring the authenticity and mythology of the American West. Feel the sun beating through a cotton shirt . Smell the dust as the breeze drives across the open plain . Taste the salt of the sweat and hear the distant highway in its duet with the hawks overhead . The Way of the West rawly and artistically displays the intimate relationship between nature's desert landscapes and the people who live and work among the dust and the clouds . An iconic folk hero, the cowboy is equal parts human being and philosophical ideal, and only one part of the Western frontier . The photos of Jim Krantz collected in The Way of the West tell the complete story; they illustrate a state of mind driven by the simplicity of life on the plains, the illusive idea of true freedom, and personal portraits of a exceptional circle of friends .

An Itty Bitty Murder on the Way to Long Lane

An Itty Bitty Murder on the Way to Long Lane

  • Author: S. C. Kirk
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1425913121
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 184
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The quest to achieve Immortality is a dream of most people. It motivates many to have children, write books, compose music, invent gadgets, accumulate wealth or excel in a mirage of fields. Immortality or simply, to be remembered by future generations, is not easy to achieve even in your family. Few people have met or know anything about all four grandparents. Fewer know much about their great grand grandparents or great great grandparents. This is certain: generations disappear in a blur of nothingness...But by reading this book, and acting aggressively to become immortal, you can achieve it within your family, your community and for a few, worldwide. It all depends on your desire. By reading this short book and completing as many of the 100 Propositions I set forth, you can achieve immortality. And if you need help, contact my company Immortal Solutions Enterprises. See the Appendix on how to reach us. So its clear, the book does not advocate any way to some kind of physical immortality [though preserving one's DNA is an option], not immortality in a religious or philosophical sense, but the real thing...being remembered by countless generations. You can become an immortal.

The Way of the West

The Way of the West

  • Author: Charles King
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Frontier and pioneer life
  • Page: 176
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The Way to Win

The Way to Win

Taking the White House in 2008

  • Author: Mark Halperin,John F. Harris
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9781588365569
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
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In The Way to Win, two of the country’s most accomplished political reporters explain what separates the victors from the victims in the unforgiving environment of modern presidential campaigns. Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News, and John F. Harris, the national politics editor of The Washington Post, tell the story of how two families–the Bushes and the Clintons–have held the White House for nearly a generation and examine Hillary Clinton’s prospects for extending this record in 2008. Based on years of research, including private campaign memos and White House communications, The Way to Win reveals the surprising details of how the Bushes and Clintons have closely studied each the other’s successes and failures and used these lessons to shape their own strategies for winning elections and wielding power. In the case of George W. Bush, the strategic genius is Karl C. Rove, arguably the most influential White House aide in history. For the first time, Halperin and Harris cut through the myths and controversies surrounding Rove to illuminate in brilliant, behind-the-scenes detail what he actually does–his Trade Secrets for winning elections. In the case of the Clintons, the chief strategist is Bill Clinton himself. Drawing on their fifteen years reporting on and interviewing him, Halperin and Harris deconstruct and decipher the Clinton style, identifying the methods that all candidates can use in their pursuit of the White House. The Way to Win takes a lively and irreverent approach, but Halperin and Harris also show the disturbing ways that American politics has become a Freak Show–their name for a political culture that provides incentives for candidates, activists, interest groups, and the news media to emphasize ideological extremism and personal attack. For the first time, Halperin and Harris describe how Freak Show campaigns orchestrated by the likes of Internet pioneer Matt Drudge forced Al Gore and John Kerry to lose control of their public images (with considerable help from the candidates’ own ineptitude) and lose the White House. On the brink of what will be one of the most intense, most exciting presidential elections in American history, The Way to Win is the book that armchair political junkies have been waiting for. Filled with peerless analysis and eye-opening revelations from the trenches, it is a must read for everyone who follows American politics. From the Hardcover edition.

On the Way to the Web

On the Way to the Web

The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders

  • Author: Michael Banks
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1430208708
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 218
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On the Way to the Web: The Secret History of the Internet and Its Founders is an absorbing chronicle of the inventive, individualistic, and often cantankerous individuals who set the Internet free. Michael A. Banks describes how the online population created a new culture and turned a new frontier into their vision of the future. This book will introduce you to the innovators who laid the foundation for the Internet and the World Wide Web, the man who invented online chat, and the people who invented the products all of us use online every day. Learn where, when, how and why the Internet came into being, and exactly what hundreds of thousands of people were doing online before the Web. See who was behind it all, and what inspired them.

The Way of Adventure

The Way of Adventure

  • Author: Jeff Salz
  • Publisher: Fearless Books
  • ISBN: 1452423466
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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THE WAY to CHRISTIANITY

THE WAY to CHRISTIANITY

  • Author: John Larke
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1496978250
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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The earliest Christians wrote their own history to justify their faith and claim a direct line of "authoritive" teachings based on the words of Jesus. As a result a good deal of what they compiled was belief rewritten as though it was history. Remarkably after almost two millennia, it is possible to recover the authentic origins of Christianity, based exclusively on the historical sources rather than belief. This shows that the beginnings of Christianity lie in two quite disparate religious groups, one of which was exclusively Jewish, whilst the other was predominantly gentile. The spiritual leadership of the Jewish sect, which became known as "The Way," was provided by a succession of holy -men from the same extended family, which included Jesus. The central prophesy of The Way was the imminent arrival of the "Kingdom of God ." When, with God's help, the Jewish Nation would overcome Roman occupation and permanently rid itself of foreign domination. The kingdom of God was exclusively Jewish and the Gentile world played no part in it. After the death of Paul of Tarsus his followers lost their Jewish inheritance and began to see Jesus in ways that were profoundly heretical within Judaism yet wholly acceptable within the Pagan world. In particular they claimed that Jesus was the divine "Son of God," rather than a " Son of God" in a Jewish sense, where a deeply religious Jewish man, who did the will of God, could be regarded as a true " Son of God."

The Way of the Lord

The Way of the Lord

Christian Pilgrimage Today

  • Author: N. T. Wright
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467442321
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 127
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Vividly evoking the sights, sounds, and smells of the Holy Land, this book by N. T. Wright is ideal for both individual and group study by any readers who have embarked on the spiritual journey of the Christian life. Wright explores all the sites that travelers usually visit on a tour of the Holy Land, explaining not only what is to be seen but also the context of faith that makes these sites, and the events associated with them, famous around the world. By weaving together Old and New Testament stories, poetry, and original insights, Wright helps readers enter imaginatively into each scene. He also sprinkles his narratives with reflections on the nature of pilgrimage generally and with discussion of vital contemporary issues related to the Holy Land. This is a book to be read with Christian pilgrimage in mind, whether one is traveling to the Holy Land physically or merely in heart and mind.