9780520056633-0520056639-Death Valley and The Amargosa: A Land of Illusion

Death Valley and The Amargosa: A Land of Illusion

ISBN-13: 9780520056633
ISBN-10: 0520056639
Edition: First Printing
Author: Richard E. Lingenfelter
Publication date: 1986
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 664 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520056633
ISBN-10: 0520056639
Edition: First Printing
Author: Richard E. Lingenfelter
Publication date: 1986
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Hardcover 664 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Richard E. Lingenfelter wrote Death Valley and The Amargosa: A Land of Illusion comprising 664 pages back in 1986. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520056639 and 9780520056633. Since then Death Valley and The Amargosa: A Land of Illusion textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Anyone who has been stirred by the sight of California's Death Valley, or merely by its name, will want to read this remarkable accunt. Here for the first time is the whole story of Death Valley, where that bitter stream the Amargosa dies at the foot of the Funeral Range. The story spans a century of records and recollections, up to the day in 1933 when much of the valley was finally set aside as a national monument, and it brings to life all the people attracted to the valley by their dreams and delusions. Here they are -- not just the forty-niners, the 20-mule teams, and Scotty, but the wole crowd of Indians and horse thieves, lost argonauts and lost mine hunters, prospectors and promoters, miners and millionaires, stockholders and stock sharps, homesteaders and hermits, writers and tourists. Here, too, is the story of the illusions that shaped Deathy Valley's history. It is an improbably land, a land of the deluded and the self-deluging, of dreamers and con men, heroes and fools.

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