A Brief History of Phoenix

A Brief History of Phoenix

by Jon Talton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467118446
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Series: Brief History Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,228,862
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 0.90(h) x 8.40(d)

About the Author


Jon Talton is a fourth-generation Arizonan and author of eleven novels, including the David Mapstone Mysteries set in Phoenix. A thirty-year veteran journalist, Talton worked for the Rocky Mountain News, Dayton Daily News, Cincinnati Enquirer and Charlotte Observer. He was also a columnist for the Arizona Republic and is now eonomics columnist for the Seattle Times.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction: So Big 9

1 Reborn 13

2 American Eden 19

3 Reclamation 27

4 Beyond Statehood 35

5 Phoenix in the Depression 53

6 Wartime 65

7 Buckle of the Sunbelt 73

8 City of the Future 93

9 Ascent to Metroplex 107

10 Life in the Bubble 123

11 The Great Crash and Questions 131

Selected Bibliography 135

Index 137

About the Author 143

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