Miles from Nowhere: Tales from America's Contemporary Frontier

Sampul Depan
U of Nebraska Press, 1 Sep 2000 - 320 halaman
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"In this splendid book a gifted observer and a terrific idea have come together in a real love match. In 1990, a century after the census bureau's famous observation of the frontier's imminent end, Dayton Duncan set out in an aging GMC Suburban to visit a large sampling of counties outside Alaska that have fewer than two persons per square milethe bureau's old standard for places still in a frontier condition. There are 132 such counties. All are in the West. . . . The result of his tour is an insightful and entertaining book, troubling and funny and consistently illuminating. . . . Much of the book's charm comes from Duncan's sketches of people who choose to live 'miles from nowhere'ranchers in the Nebraska sandhills, a New Mexican bar owner, a priest and United Parcel Service driver along the Texas-Mexico border, and the descendant of a Seminole Negro army scout in west Texas. In them he finds characteristics associated with the mythic frontier. . . . Great fun to read."Montana Born and raised in a small town in Iowa, Dayton Duncan has been a reporter, humor columnist, editorial writer, chief of staff to a governor, and deputy press secretary for presidential campaigns. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire. His books include Out West: An American Journey, also available in a Bison Books edition.

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MILES FROM NOWHERE: Tales from America's Contemporary Frontier

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Duncan's Out West (1987), which retraced the route of Lewis and Clark, took the author to some remote locales—but to nothing like the outposts of civilization that he reports on in this solid, well ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Duncan traveled more than 30,000 miles of what he calls the contemporary American frontier, which consists of the 132 counties within 14 Western states that have fewer than two persons per square mile ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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TRAVELS IN A CONESTOGA
1
BIG DRY
23
VIOLENCE
62
ESCAPE
99
BOOM AND BUST
133
BELOW THE IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUM
173
RAINBOW OF THE WEST
188
EL DES POBLADO
217
DUMPING GROUND
239
OLD FRONTIER
281
A CENSUS OF NOWHERE
293
CONTEMPORARY FRONTIER COUNTIES
299
SELECTED SOURCES
305
INDEX
311
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Born and raised in a small town in Iowa, Dayton Duncan has been a reporter, humor columnist, editorial writer, chief of staff to a governor, and deputy press secretary for presidential campaigns. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire. His books include Out West: An American Journey, also available in a Bison Books edition.

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