Chihuahua (Mexico : State)

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

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ISBN: UOM:39015069811936

Category: Chihuahua (Mexico : State)

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History

The Louisiana Purchase

The Louisiana Purchase

Author: Junius P. Rodriguez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576071885

Category: History

Page: 513

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Alphabetical entries cover significant events, personalities, and documents associated with the Louisiana Purchase.
Social Science

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

Author: Linda S. Cordell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313021893

Category: Social Science

Page: 1488

View: 439

The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research. Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.
Subject headings, Library of Congress

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress

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ISBN: MINN:30000009886288

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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History

The Culture of Tourism, the Tourism of Culture

The Culture of Tourism, the Tourism of Culture

Author: William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826329284

Category: History

Page: 250

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The Southwest has long been an American dreamscape, and inherently this has had its affect on the land and its people. Among other topics discussed in the package of essays is how the area is transformed by tourism and how native people gain autonomy by presenting their experiences and cultures to tourists.
Drama

Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan

Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan

Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521400953

Category: Drama

Page: 240

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This is a book-length study of the intense creative relationship between Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan.
Subject headings, Library of Congress

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office

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ISBN: UOM:39015048651866

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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Hispanic Engineer & IT

Hispanic Engineer & IT

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Page: 64

View: 630

Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology is a publication devoted to science and technology and to promoting opportunities in those fields for Hispanic Americans.
Biography & Autobiography

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Author: John Lahr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393247121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category National Book Award Finalist 2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014' USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014 The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker. John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life—his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin—Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just Williams’s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.
History

California Vieja

California Vieja

Author: Phoebe S. Kropp

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520258044

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 873

"This is a rich and learned volume that has a story to tell to those seeking to understand contemporary Southern California."—David Johnson, managing editor of the Pacific Historical Review "Engagingly written and well researched, California Vieja is an intriguing, persuasive examination of the politics of memory and the built environment in southern California."—Vicki Ruiz, author of From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America