Historic Photos of Phoenix

Historic Photos of Phoenix

by Eduardo Obregon Pagan
     
 

The town of Phoenix was officially recognized in May of 1868 and is now the largest state capital city in the country. Phoenix goes by the nickname -Valley of the Sun-and the Indian translation means "this place is hot". This book follows life, government, events and people important to Phoenix history and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two

Overview

The town of Phoenix was officially recognized in May of 1868 and is now the largest state capital city in the country. Phoenix goes by the nickname -Valley of the Sun-and the Indian translation means "this place is hot". This book follows life, government, events and people important to Phoenix history and the building of this unique city. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of Phoenix!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596523753
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/26/2007
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
1,218,401
Product dimensions:
10.34(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.90(d)

What People are saying about this

Stephen Des Georges
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a couple hundred pictures and the stories behind them are worth a Glyph Award, according to the Arizona Book Publishing Association (ABPA), which has presented its version of the Emmy to "Historic Photos of Phoenix", by Arizona State University Associate Professor Eduardo Obregón Pagán. The book was recognized by the ABPA in the Coffee Table-Large Format category. It is published by Turner Publishing, an award-winning, independent publisher of specialty and trade titles headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. Jessica Tribble, chair of the ABPA's Arizona Book Awards, says Pagán's effort hit a pair of moving targets. "The coffee table book, in my opinion, must serve a difficult double role it must be both visually stunning and editorially engaging. It employs high-resolution digital photographs that require nearly as much qualitative text to thoroughly engage the reader. The judges and the ABPA believe Dr. Pagán and Turner Publishing skillfully achieved both of these goals."--(Stephen Des Georges, Arizona State University Newsletter Public Relations Director)

Meet the Author

Eduardo Obregón Pagán was born and raised in the valley. He received a B.A. from Arizona State University, an M.A. from the University of Arizona, and an A.M. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in U.S. history. Before returning to ASU, Dr. Pagán was a faculty member at Williams College in Massachusetts and a senior program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.

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