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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

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: 256
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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.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Million Ways to Die in the West

  • Author: Seth MacFarlane
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1782113576
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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A Million Ways to Die in the West pays homage to the traditional Western with a modern comic spin, following a cowardly farmer who seeks the help of a gunslinger's wife to win back the woman who left him. Author Seth MacFarlane produced, directed, and starred in the film, released in May 2014.

The Way to the West

The Way to the West

And the Lives of Three Early Americans, Boone-Crockett -Carson

  • Author: Emerson Hough
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mississippi River Valley
  • Page: 446
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The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way

The Official Guide

  • Author: Roger Smith,Bob Aitken
  • Publisher: Birlinn
  • ISBN: 0857906453
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 176
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Opened in 1980, the West Highland Way was Scotland's first Long Distance Route and remains the most popular, with more than 15,000 walkers tackling it each year. It runs from Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William. The 152km route passes along the east of Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of fresh water in Britain, and across Rannoch Moor, Scotland's grandest wilderness, through some of the finest scenery of mountain and stream, woodland and moorland, that Scotland has to offer. This tenth edition of the Official Guide has been revised and updated to include recent modifications to the route. Map not included.

Finding a Way to the Heart

Finding a Way to the Heart

Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women's History in Canada

  • Author: Robin Brownlie,Valerie J. Korinek
  • Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • ISBN: 0887554210
  • Category: History
  • Page: 269
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When Sylvia Van Kirk published her groundbreaking book, Many Tender Ties, in 1980, she revolutionized the historical understanding of the North American fur trade and introduced entirely new areas of inquiry in women's, social, and Aboriginal history. Finding a Way to the Heart examines race, gender, identity, and colonization from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and illustrates Van Kirk's extensive influence on a generation of feminist scholarship.

Not the West Highland Way

Not the West Highland Way

  • Author: Ronald Turnbull
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
  • ISBN: 1849653518
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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The West Highland Way is one of the finest of Britain's long-distance paths. It passes through six separate mountain ranges, from the tall elegant cone of Ben Lomond and the crag towers of grim Glen Coe to the seductive Mamores. But it doesn't go onto those enticing Stobs and Bens. NOT The West Highland Way makes the most of the surrounding area, taking in sights that the linear Way doesn't allow. With mountain alternatives to all but one of the West Highland Way's nine standard stages, this guidebook takes you on a higher and wilder journey. By taking the best of what the standard Way has to offer and adding in all its diversions away from the linear paths, and get to the heart of what makes the West Highland Way so great. It crosses Ben Lomond and Beinn Dorain, the charming Campsie Fells and the mighty Mamores, while the crossing of the Black Mount from Inveroran to Glen Coe represents the best pub-to-pub to be found in Britain.

Which Way to the Wild West?

Which Way to the Wild West?

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Flash Point
  • ISBN: 1429964960
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 272
  • View: 7637
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History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.