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The Great American Desert then and now by W. Eugene Hollon

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English



  • West (U.S.)


  • Deserts -- West (U.S.),
  • West (U.S.) -- History.,
  • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementW. Eugene Hollon.
LC ClassificationsF591 .H73 1975
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 284 p. ;
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5186377M
ISBN 100803258062
LC Control Number75005512

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Great American Desert then and now. New York, Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Hollon, W. Eugene (William Eugene), Great American Desert then and now. New York, Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hollon, W. Eugene (William Eugene), Great American Desert then and now. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, [], © Great American Home Baking, Frederick the Great Books Now Publication Year, Frederick the Great Now Antiquarian & Collectible Books, Desert Magazine, Frederick the Great Books, American Girl Now Magazines, Books Frederick the Great, Great Britain Technology Books, Great Britain Nature Books, Great Britain Food BooksSeller Rating: % positive. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Introduction. 3: What Is the Desert? Other editions - View all. The Great American Desert Then and Now William Eugene Hollon Snippet view - The Great American Desert then and now William Eugene Hollon Snippet.

Then and Now"" is the subtitle, and this author has managed to compress a great deal about both into a single volume. ""Desert"" is a fighting word to Western boosterism, but it is the accurate term for the Mountain West, ""approximately 30% of the conterminous United States."" Beginning with brief but adequate accounts of the climate, flora, and fauna, Mr. Hollon moves on to vivid depictions. When I first read The Great American Desert I had been for some time on a school-related forced sabbatical from fiction. I had become more used to technical writing, and to reading for information. This novel is anything but straightforward, and initially I wasn’t sure what to think and yet I . But it is a book that completely changed the American idea of what the Western desert could be, and Sierra Club hikers will still carry it around. It’s a beautifully written book. It is amusing that he slightly faked up the one-man-versus-the-elements story, but it was a book that changed the aesthetics of the desert. Another OUTSTANDING book from the "Then & Now" team!!!!! Let's face it, % of us will never travel to the deserts of Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, to see what is remaining of the battlegrounds is fantastic! The original wartime photos are the BEST quality, showing the finest details. A GREAT book Reviews:

Terese Svoboda's Great American Desert is a marvelous prose object, whose stories cohere into a novel where landscape serves as both protagonist and overarching metaphor. And there's so much music in this book—just read this sentence aloud and see if you aren't singing: "Autumn falls on all of them, its tumbleweeds, its wetter weather, its dark, then winter arrives anyway."/5(7). In the mids, the United States needed a better way to protect the great flood of immigrants, pioneers, and settlers headed west along the southern route from Indian attacks, thieves, and murderers. Sending more cavalry wasn't the answer. The land known as the great American Desert was inhospitable to horses and mules. An overwhelming majority of the great books I have read and loved most in my life so far, are American novels (disclosure: I'm Australian). And my all-time favourite authors (a Top 10 or Top 20)will be replete with American novelists, too. The “Great American Desert” was the term used by the people east of the Mississippi River to express their idea of the country westward when it was an unknown land. Carey and Lee’s Atlas of located the Great American Desert as an indefinite territory in what is now Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Indian Territory and Texas. Bradford’s Atlas of indicates the great desert as.