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One man's West

Author: David Lavender
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : English : New ed., Bison books edView all editions and formats
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The American West of the 1930s and 1940s was still a place of prospectors, cowboys, ranchers, and mountaineers, one that demanded backbreaking, lonely, and dangerous work. Still, midcentury pioneers such as David Lavender remembered "not the cold and the cruel fatigue, but rather the multitude of tiny things which in their sum make up the elemental poetry of rock and ice and snow." And as the nation exhausted its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lavender, David, 1910-2003.
One man's West.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007014341
Named Person: David Lavender; David Lavender
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Lavender
ISBN: 0803260474 9780803260474
OCLC Number: 905370261
Notes: "Reproduced from the third (1964) edition, published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., by arrangement with the author."--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 335 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Introduction; Contents; Part One: THE MOUNTAINS; I: Winter Trail; II: Boarding at Timber Line; III: Underground; IV: A Bath for Easter; V: Summer Pastoral; VI: High-Altitude Athletics; Part Two: STOCK TRAILS; VII: The Long Wait; VIII: Moving Up; IX: Greasy Sack; X: Sandrock; XI: Mormon Cowboy; XII: Summer Again; XIII: Ropes, Guns, and Practical Jokes; XIV: Bunch Grass; XV: Crazy as a Sheepherder; XVI: Canyon Camp; XVII: Christmas in the Rimrock; XVIII: Uranium.
Responsibility: by David Lavender ; line drawings by William Arthur Smith ; introduction and afterword to the Bison Books edition by David G. Lavender ; tribute to the author by David W. Lavender.
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Presents the author's ode to his days on the Continental Divide and the story of his experiences making a living in the not so wild but not yet tamed West. This title introduces some of the most  Read more...

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"A true classic. . . This is a book worth reading. It is also worth revisiting, if you have already `been there.' This edition is enhanced by an introduction by David G. Lavender, the author's son, Read more...

 
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