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Desert Passages: Encounters with the American Deserts

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This lively book traces the development of American attitudes toward the desert using case studies from the writings of John C. Fr???(c)mont, William Lewis Manly, Mark Twain, William Ellsworth Smythe, John Van Dyke, George Wharton James, Joseph Wood Krutch, and Edward Abbey. Patricia Nelson Limerick is an original, learned, passionate writer. Everything she writes about the history of the American West deserves attention.--Larry McMurtry Patricia Limerick is simply one of the best writers alive--and the astonishing ...

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Desert Passages: Encounters with the American Deserts
1985, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826308085

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Desert Passages: Encounters with the American Deserts
1985, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826307941

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