Built

Author: Jay Crownover
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006238595X
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Sometimes a real hero lets you save yourself . . . Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller couldn’t be more different. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and sawdust. Sayer spends her days in litigation while Zeb spends his working with his hands. But none of that has stopped Zeb from wanting the stunning blonde since the moment he laid eyes on her—even if the reserved lawyer seems determinedly oblivious to his interest. Sayer is certain the rough, hard, hot-as-hell Zeb could never want someone as closed off and restrained as she is, which is a shame because something tells her he might be the guy to finally melt her icy exterior. When he shows up at Sayer’s door needing her professional help, she’s both disappointed and relieved that she won’t get the chance to find out just how good he could be. But as they team up to right a wrong and save a family, the steam created when fire and ice collide cannot be ignored. “Crownover weaves a tale that touches every emotion and keeps the pages turning.” —Liliana Hart, New York Times bestselling author

History Lover S Guide To Denver A

Author: Mark Barnhouse
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467142123
Size: 13,87 MB
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Savages And Saints

Author: Bob Herzberg
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451823
Size: 14,63 MB
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The history of American Indians on screen can be compared to a light shining through a prism. We may have seen bits and pieces of the genuine culture portrayed, but rarely did we see a satisfying and informative whole picture. Savages and Saints deals with the changing image of the American Indian in the Western film genre, contrasting the fictionalized images of native Americans portrayed in classic films against the historical reality of life on the American frontier. The book tells the stories of frontier warriors, Indian and white, revealing how their stories were often drastically altered on screen according to the times the films were made, the stars involved in the film’s production, and the social/political beliefs of the filmmakers. Studio correspondence, letters from government files, and passages from western novels adapted for the screen are used to illustrate the various points. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Cottonwood Saints

Author: Gene Guerin
Editor: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826337245
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Cottonwood Saints chronicles the lives of the Galvan family, especially Margarita and her son Michael. Margarita's life takes her from rural poverty to middle-class wealth and back again. Born in a lumber camp in 1913 and raised like a princess in her grandparents' hacienda, Margarita tangles early with the challenges of growing up in a man's world and lives out her years as a wife and mother in depression-ridden Las Vegas, New Mexico. To escape from Las Vegas, Michael becomes a priest and disgraces himself in the process. We follow the story from New Mexico's poorest citizens to the local power structure, to their Indian neighbors, and to the world beyond: the influenza pandemic of 1918, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Depression, and World War II.

The Role Of Place In Literature

Author: Leonard Lutwack
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815623052
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This book is a groundbreaking study of the uses of metaphors and images of place in literature. Lutwack takes a dynamic view of the relationship between place and the action or thought in a work. Stimulating comparisons over a wide range of works, principally American and British literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, illustrate how writers have charged different environments with symbolic and psychological meaning. Lutwack treats conceptions of place as these have been expressed through various, sometimes overlapping, patterns of images: garden and wilderness, farm and forest, earth and body. Tension springs from the conflicting senses that the earth is fallen and corrupt and that it is our natural location in the scheme of things. Twentieth-century concern for the condition of the earth as environment gives rise to a new and powerful sense of placelessness- to a substitution of a sense of motion for the traditional sense of location. This far-reaching exploration will remain a seminal source book for years to come and will serve as a cornerstone for all future works on the topic. The extensive footnotes, incorporating scholarly writing on place in literature, and the detailed index, including the place types discussed in the test, enhance the book's usefulness as a reference tool.

Alaska

Author: James A. Michener
Editor: Dial Press
ISBN: 0804151423
Size: 13,87 MB
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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Alaska “Few will escape the allure of the land and people [Michener] describes. . . . Alaska takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, richest, most foreboding, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, if not the world. . . . The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska [in] vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters.”—Boston Herald “Michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times