Of Chiles, Cacti and Fighting Cocks: Notes on the American West

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Sharp-witted observations on the unusual and often intriguing dichotomy of the real and the legendary in the American West.
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Overview


Sharp-witted observations on the unusual and often intriguing dichotomy of the real and the legendary in the American West.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555914868
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/27/2004
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Frederick Turner has been gathering notes on the American West, consciously and otherwise, ever since he first gazed upon these superb spaces in the summer of 1951. Mr. Turner lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is the author of seven books that explore the American experience.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Encountering a Real West 1
Life on the Line: Along the 100th Meridian 13
Purple Kid 39
The Life of Dry Spaces 51
Wind on the Buffalo Grass 65
Roping a Dream 93
Triumph of the "Bascos" 119
Beseda at Deming 137
A Lot Like It Hot 153
Time and the River 163
A Custom of the Country 171
Buying the West-and Selling It: Two Versions 193
Georgia O'Keeffe: Her Conquest of Space 227
Tasunke Witko, Crazy Horse-and Still a Strange Man 241
Winter Counts 267
Visions of the Pacific 285
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