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Ho To The Land Of Sunshine

Author : William Penner
ISBN : 9780578134093
Genre : Belen (N.M.)
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The Belen Cutoff gave the AT&SF Railway a legitimate transcontinental freight line by eliminating the steep grades of Raton Pass. The Cutoff also transformed the eastern plains of New Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century, leading to New Mexico's most significant population increase as many homesteaders came to the region. This book tells that story by providing the perspectives of the AT&SF balanced by the experiences and narratives of railroad workers, homesteaders, and others. New research includes detailed consideration of internal railroad documents, local newspapers, and extensive oral-history interviews. As a result, this is the definitive account of the Belen Cutoff and provides a more complete and nuanced history of the region and the AT&SF Railway in New Mexico.
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The Land Of Sunshine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020074287
Genre : Pacific States
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The Land Of Sunshine

Author : Charles Fletcher Lummis
Genre : California
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Nagaland The Land Of Sunshine

Author : Kiranshankar Maitra
ISBN : 9788189620929
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Nagaland :The Land of Sunshine Kiranshankar Maitra There are perhaps many a books written on Nagaland, but “Nagaland : The land of Sunshine” is not just yet another addition to that list . This particular volume presents a comprehensive picture of present day Nagaland with its historical description and various Naga tribes, their customs, rites and rituals, social systems, head-hunting, marriage and moral, arts and crafts, dialects, status of women in society, underground rebel Nagas and emergence of the NSCN, strife, modern Nagas with sunlight and shade, folk songs and tales, laying special emphasis on their colourful festivals which still today vibrate the hills and forests and vigourous, yet intrinsic qualities, despite the foreign missionaries injecting the spirit of their gospel among the people. The author who had been in Nagaland for a long time and travelled extensively, gathered an intimate knowledge about myriad tribes, gives a graphic description with a unique and exquisitely interesting style.

Land Of Sunshine

Author : William Deverell
ISBN : 0822959399
Genre : History
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Most people equate Los Angeles with smog, sprawl, forty suburbs in search of a city-the great "what-not-to-do" of twentieth-century city building. But there's much more to LA's story than this shallow stereotype. History shows that Los Angeles was intensely, ubiquitously planned. The consequences of that planning-the environmental history of urbanism--is one place to turn for the more complex lessons LA has to offer. Working forward from ancient times and ancient ecologies to the very recent past, Land of Sunshine is a fascinating exploration of the environmental history of greater Los Angeles. Rather than rehearsing a litany of errors or insults against nature, rather than decrying the lost opportunities of "roads not taken," these essays, by nineteen leading geologists, ecologists, and historians, instead consider the changing dynamics both of the city and of nature. In the nineteenth century, for example, "density" was considered an evil, and reformers struggled mightily to move the working poor out to areas where better sanitation and flowers and parks "made life seem worth the living." We now call that vision "sprawl," and we struggle just as much to bring middle-class people back into the core of American cities. There's nothing natural, or inevitable, about such turns of events. It's only by paying very close attention to the ways metropolitan nature has been constructed and construed that meaningful lessons can be drawn. History matters. So here are the plants and animals of the Los Angeles basin, its rivers and watersheds. Here are the landscapes of fact and fantasy, the historical actors, events, and circumstances that have proved transformative over and over again. The result is a nuanced and rich portrait of Los Angeles that will serve planners, communities, and environmentalists as they look to the past for clues, if not blueprints, for enhancing the quality and viability of cities.
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Suffering In The Land Of Sunshine

Author : Emily K. Abel
ISBN : 0813539013
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient's perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window into the experience of sickness. A Los Angeles civic leader at the turn of the twentieth century, Willard is well known to historians of the West, but exclusively for his public life as a booster and reformer. Willard's evocative story offers fresh insights into several critical issues, including how concepts of gender, class, and race shape patients' representations of their illness, how expectations of cure affect the illness experience, how different cultures constrain the coping strategies of the sick, and why robust health is such an exalted value in certain societies.
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The Sunshine Land

Author : David Wedd
ISBN : 9781477251461
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fifty years ago, David Wedd was a young army officer in West Africa’s Gold Coast, when that country became Ghana, the first black African colony to gain independence from British rule. In an account that is by turns exciting, funny and poignant, he depicts the changeover ‘from the inside’. His lively portrait of the emerging nation introduces us to a whole gallery of characters: the European and African soldiers in his Battalion; traders and market women; religious leaders and witch-doctors; sportsmen, teachers and musicians; and political leaders, including Ghana’s first Prime Minister, Kwame Nkrumah. He tells of his work as an intelligence officer in the new nation and his exploration of the rain forest with its exotic scenery and wildlife, and he shares with us his journey north, through Burkina Faso and Mali to the Sahara Desert and the old town of Timbuktu. Throughout these pages his love of West Africa, with its varied landscapes and above all its exuberant people, is inescapable.
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Of Sunshine And Shadows

Author : Leah Marie Theisen
ISBN : 9780557373888
Genre : Poetry
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Of Sunshine and Shadows: My Life in Poetry by Leah Marie Theisen
Category: Poetry