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The enduring fascination of the American West marks this collection of essays by distinguished historians, investigative reporters, a novelist, and a celebrated screenwriter. All of these articles have won Wrangler Awards—the western equivalent of the Oscars—presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Exciting storytelling, a hallmark of western writing, shapes every selection. C. L. Sonnichsen's 1986 revisionist account of Geronimo's life foreshadows the work of younger historians who continue to deepen our understanding of American Indian history. Jeffrey Pearson's story of the death of Crazy Horse and Greg Michno's novelistic rendering of the Lakota view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn represent history as practiced by scholars who are also powerful writers. Journalist-screenwriter William Broyles's narrative of the King family and ranch is a Texas saga as captivating as anything by Larry McMurtry. The renowned novelist Oakley Hall writes with a historian's precision about Wyoming, setting for The Virginian and site of the Teapot Dome scandal and the Johnson County range war. Focusing on Charles M. Russell, Raphael Cristy establishes the western artist's importance as a writer who overturned stereotypes about American Indians. Environmental studies are showcased in Dan Flores's essays on the demise of the great buffalo herds and the history of the horse trade. And no overview of the West would be complete without military and law enforcement history, amply represented by Robert M. Utley's work on the Texas Rangers, Paul Hutton's panoramic recounting of the Alamo, and Sally Denton's new look at the controversial Mountain Meadows Massacre, incorporating the latest forensic evidence. In what serves as a fitting coda to the violent yet inspiring history of the American West, Hutton offers a stirring account of Teddy Roosevelt's leadership at the Battle of San Juan Hill. This is a collection as pleasurable to read as it is rich with great and significant stories about one of the most enduring national epochs—the history of the great American West.

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Genre: History
Author: Paul Andrew Hutton
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release: 2013-04-17
File: 292 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780806189734

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Genre: History
Author: The Hillsdale College History Faculty
Publisher:
Release: 2010-02
File: 782 Pages
ISBN-13: 0916308278

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Genre: History
Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher:
Release: 1998-10
File: 751 Pages
ISBN-13: 0130814113

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Genre: Civilization, Western
Author: Stewart Copinger Easton
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Release: 1961
File: 1090 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X000211407

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An essential volume of essays commissioned by the American Spectator and edited by the philosopher Roger Scruton, Liberty and Civilization examines the intellectual and spiritual traditions of our belief in individual liberty, from its Judeo Christian origins on through Enlightenment philosophy. As we are confronted by belligerent atheism at home and jihadist Islam abroad, Liberty and Civilization is an invaluable tool for understanding why it is critical that we defend the cultural, religious, and intellectual institutions that have made our civilization great. As one would expect from the American Spectator, the responses are both fiery and edifying, representing a broad swath of American conservative thought. The essayists include Paul Johnson, Anne Applebaum, Robert Bork, Robert P. George, Christina Hoff Sommers, and Roger Scruton.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Encounter Books
Release: 2009-10-07
File: 171 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781594033834

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Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of this premier museum in Oklahoma City, offering both an institutional history and a captivating collection of photographs representing its extensive holdings. Simultaneous.

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Genre: Art
Author: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release: 2005
File: 246 Pages
ISBN-13: 0806137312

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Explore the changing nature of the West Rather than looking at Western civilization only as the history of Europe from ancient times to the present, this groundbreaking book examines the changing nature of the West—how the definition of the West has evolved and has been transformed throughout history. It explores the ways Western civilization has changed as a result of cultural encounters with different beliefs, ideas, technologies, and peoples, both outside the West and within it. Presenting a balanced treatment of political, social, religious, and cultural history, this text emphasizes the ever-shifting boundaries of the geographic and cultural realm of the West. MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Levack program. Key learning applications include Closer Looks, MyHistoryLibrary, and writing assessment. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning– MyHistoryLab is online learning. MyHistoryLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment. Improve Critical Thinking–Critical thinking questions throughout the text help students focus on what they need to learn. Engage Students–Fine art and photos engage students in the material. Support Instructors– A full set of supplements, including MyHistoryLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text.

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Genre: History
Author: Donald M. Kagan
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2012-10-05
File: 504 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780205956555

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. An authoritative account of Western civilizations. The Western Heritage provides the broadest possible introduction to Western civilization in a strong, clear narrative. It fosters lively debate about the West, defines how the West has interacted with other cultures, and shows how Western civilization can be used to understand global challenges today. The text integrates social, cultural, and political history, and it provides a flexible presentation to accommodate different teaching and learning approaches. The 11th edition is tied closely to MyHistoryLab, with icons connecting the main narrative to an array of MyHistoryLab resources, including documents, video segments, and interactive maps. The authors welcome Alison Frank, professor of history at Harvard University, to their team for this edition. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning – The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking – Chapter opening and end-of-chapter study resources help students understand the themes and spark class discussion. Engage Students – Box features included throughout the text encourage the use of visual and textual sources while promoting debate about the West. Support Instructors – Instructor’s eText, MyHistoryLab, Instructor’s Resource Manual, Test Item File, MyTest, PowerPoint presentations, and Class Preparation are available. For volume 1 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205423868 For volume 2 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205434517 Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit: www.myhistorylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyHistorylab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205896316/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205896318.

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Genre: History
Author: David Langston
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2012-10-05
File: 1104 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780205956548

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The book calls attention to the development of political freedom and constitutional government; the shifting relations among religion, society, and the state; the development of science and technology and their impact on thought and social institutions; and the major religious and intellectual currents that have shaped Western culture.

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Genre: History
Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Macmillan Coll Division
Release: 1998
File: 543 Pages
ISBN-13: 0136174248

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This highly visual, brief survey of Western civilization provides an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural development of Western civilization—its strengths and weaknesses, and the controversies surrounding it.From 1650 to the present, this volume provides a broad survey of western civilization.For those interested in a lively account of western heritage.

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Genre: History
Author: Donald M. Kagan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2004-02
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 0131501011

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