Gone Too Far West

Gone Too Far West

Although loosely based, you made 2018 as west and amazing as it really was. So, here's my gift to you, all those memories written down in a book. I hope you enjoy reading Gone Too Far West as much as I enjoyed writing it and I hope you ...

Author: Isobel Wycherley

Publisher: Next Chapter

ISBN: PKEY:6610000348107

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Stoner college student Flic has just received some bad news: she only has one more year to live. With her three best friends, Len, Javan and Jenkies, they decide to make it the best year ever - until one night, when they witness a murder. None of them really know what happened, but during a trip to Amsterdam to see their favourite band, Tenacious Toes, the lead singer tells them to use drugs to reconstruct their memories of that night. Slowly, the events of the hazy night begin to unravel. But what really happened, and is there a connection between them and the victim?
Categories: Fiction

The Fur Hunters of the Far West

The Fur Hunters of the Far West

But before they had gone too far we must let them know that they could not encroach on our property with impunity . That united we were strong , and might teach them to respect us ; whereas on the contrary , if we allowed them to take ...

Author: Alexander Ross

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806133929

Category: History

Page: 304

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Alexander Ross offers a completely authentic account of the earliest attempts by men of European background to come to grips with the climate, geography, and inhabitants of the Northwest at a time when resourcefulness and daring were prime virtues. It offers, moreover, an on-the-scenes interpretation of the conflict between American and British interests, their rivalry for the vast wealth in Northwest furs, the conflict between free trade and corporate enterprise in the wilderness, and the conflict with the North West Company itself. Ross himself - a Scotsman by birth, at one time a trader for John Jacob Astor and the Americans - emerges as one of the heroic figures of both American and British frontier history. He recounts with frankness, excellent perspective, and a fine sense of humor the human adventures of which he was a part.
Categories: History

Guide to the Lands in the State of Michigan Now for Sale

Guide to the Lands in the State of Michigan Now for Sale

They have gone too far west . “ Better go west ” is no doubt as good advice to the man of enterprise in New England and New York to - day as it was when Mr. Greeley gave it to his young friend . But it does not follow that the further ...

Author: Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw Railroad Company

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071541380

Category: Michigan

Page: 57

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Categories: Michigan

Alien Death

Alien Death

Why does it matter if we've headed too far west? Is this a different south than what we were supposed to be going through?" Suddenly, the two of them turned around. It took me a moment to realize that they weren't looking back the way ...

Author: Cassandra Morphy

Publisher: Crowbarland Books

ISBN: 9781005673406

Category: Fiction

Page:

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After being banished from Earth with the rest of the delnadians, Scar Bron is surrounded by the those she had considered her people. As the secrets that had been kept to her were laid bare, she's forced to realize that the delnadians aren't as strong and unbeatable as she once thought. They need to work together to return back home. But what will they find when they get there?
Categories: Fiction

American Far West in the Twentieth Century

American Far West in the Twentieth Century

How much distance kept Europeans out of the West depended on costs that they thought they would incur and on returns ... Spaniards had gone to the valley of the Rio Grande or Río Bravo hoping for mines like those of the Aztecs to the ...

Author: Earl S. Pomeroy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300142679

Category: History

Page: 608

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In this richly insightful survey that represents the culmination of decades of research, a leading western specialist argues that the unique history of the American West did not end in the year 1900, as is commonly assumed, but was shaped as much--if not more--by events and innovations in the twentieth century. Earl Pomeroy gathers copious information on economic, political, social, intellectual, and business issues, thoughtfully evaluates it, and draws a new and more nuanced portrait of the West than has ever been depicted before. Pomeroy mines extensive published and unpublished sources to show how the post-1900 West charted a path that was influenced by, but separate from, the rest of the country and the world. He deals not only with the West's transition from an agricultural to an urban region but also with the important contributions of minority racial and ethnic groups and women in that transformation. Pomeroy describes a modern West--increasingly urban, transnational, and multicultural--that has overcome much of the isolation that challenged it at an earlier time. His final book is nothing short of the definitive source on that West.
Categories: History

The Story of the Western Railroads

The Story of the Western Railroads

Many people were in too much of a hurry to start farming , and were later forced to work elsewhere in order to retain financial ... which caught thousands of the farmers of western Kansas and Nebraska , who had gone too far west .

Author: Robert Edgar Riegel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803251599

Category: History

Page: 345

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On December 23, 1852, the first train on the first railroad west of the Mississippi River steamed proudly from St. Louis to Cheltenham?the immense distance of five miles. In that moment of exaltation, writes Robert Edgar Riegel, "flags waved, bands played, and orators prophesied the flowering of the West under the beneficent influence of the steam locomotive. For once the orators were right. An epoch was marked. Twenty-five years earlier the musical whistle of the locomotive was as yet unheard in the United States. Twenty-five years later steel tracks spanned the continent from New York to San Francisco." In this account of the railroad conquest of the United States, the author is primarily concerned with the western phase of the story. He follows the Iron Horse west through Indian trouble, labor difficulties, civil war, and farmer disillusionment to the completion of the western railroad net. All aspects of the subject?financial, industrial, engineering, as well as the development of railroad regulation?are covered in this classic work.
Categories: History

Afoot and Afield Denver Boulder Fort Collins and Rocky Mountain National Park

Afoot and Afield  Denver  Boulder  Fort Collins  and Rocky Mountain National Park

... much lower summit of neighboring peaks, Seven Utes Mountain is probably considered to be a barely significant ... gone too far west on CO 14 and are about 1 mile west of the trailhead 10 miles, out-and-back Moderate–challenging ...

Author: Alan Apt

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977553

Category: Travel

Page: 360

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Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most comprehensive hiking and biking books available. Alan Apt, author of the best-selling guidebook, Snowshoe Routes Colorado’s Front Range, carefully describes 170 adventures for people of all abilities and interests. He includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls, to high mountaineering peak climbs. The book even includes sections called, Great for Kids (of all ages); that are less ambitious but highly satisfying, easy gambols in the natural world. The geographical scope of the book stretches from southern Wyoming to Colorado Springs, and west to Vail, Fairplay, and Independence Pass; with superb coverage of mountains, plains, canyons and riverside adventures. The books includes over 150 photos, and maps for every trail, as well as safety checklists, and how-to tips based on more than 40 years of outdoor experience.
Categories: Travel

The Road To Mecca

The Road To Mecca

The afternoon sees us again on the march, this time in a more easterly direction - for by now I know that we have gone too far west - but still there is no Zayd and no camp. Another night comes. Thirst has grown to be torment, ...

Author: Muhammad Asad

Publisher: The Book Foundation

ISBN: 9780992798109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Part travelogue, part autobiography, "The Road to Mecca" is the compelling story of a Western journalist and adventurer who converted to Islam in the early twentieth century. A spiritual and literary counterpart of Wilfred Thesiger and a contemporary of T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Muhammad Asad journeyed around the Middle East, Afghanistan and India. This is an account of Asad's adventures in Arabia, his inner awakening, and his relationships with nomads and royalty alike, set in the wake of the First World War. It can be read on many levels: as a eulogy to a lost world, and as the poignant account of a man's search for meaning. It is also a love story, defying convention and steeped in loss. With its evocative descriptions and profound insights on the Islamic world, "The Road to Mecca" is a work of immense value today.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rocket Spy

Rocket Spy

skittish and try not to get lost. If you see ocean, you'll know that you've gone too far east, and if you ride into the town of Marblethorpe you'll know you've gone too far west,” she said, smiling. “Hershel will set out some riding ...

Author: Gilbert McArdle

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781641383059

Category: Fiction

Page: 385

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During Hitler's Third Reich, Dr. Philip Maloney is attending a surgical clerkship at Heidelberg University. In a violent attempt to prevent his Jewish girlfriend, Rebecca Weiner, from being arrested by the SS, Philip is arrested and interrogated but luckily escapes to England. Under the auspices of the OSS and MI-6, he agrees to return to Germany as a physician/spy to find about V-2 rocket research at Pennemunde. Thus begins the intricate and interesting saga of his intriguing exploits including problems with an English double agent and an inadvertent contact with a pro-German American agent, Harry Wentworth, who returned to Germany with secret info he obtained about US atomic bomb research at Los Alamos. He also attempts against all odds to rescue Rebecca from the Dachau Concentration Camp . . .
Categories: Fiction

Hunger for the Wild

Hunger for the Wild

Puritans at heart , they opted more for the West as wife than for the West as mistress they still dream of . They went too far . In 1890 many people knew they had done so , people as unalike as Helen Hunt Jackson , Theodore Roosevelt ...

Author: Michael L. Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030112643

Category: History

Page: 533

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Americans have had an enduring yet ambivalent obsession with the West as both a place and a state of mind. Michael L. Johnson considers how that obsession originated, how it has determined attitudes toward and activities in the West, and how it has changed over the centuries.
Categories: History