HEROES OF THE FRONTIER

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Heroes Of The Frontier

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 9780241979051
Genre : Fiction
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THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER 'The mirror image of Eggers's brilliantly dystopian The Circle... [A] state of the nation novel, cleansing the spirit and lifting the heart' Guardian A hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation... Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckless husband long gone - so she gathers up her two kids and lights out for the wilderness. The Alaskan wilderness, to be specific. This is a story about the trip of a lifetime. It involves one battered old RV, one highly sensitive eight year old boy, one fearless and hyperactive five year old girl, several forest fires, a large supply of pinot noir, and a deeply misguided sense of optimism. It may well be that things don't turn out quite as Josie expected - but then again, some of the best places in the world are found at the end of a road you didn't mean to take... Heroes of the Frontier is an uproariously funny portrait of modern America and the modern family, an entirely contemporary novel gleaming with Dave Eggers' trademark intelligence and originality.
Category: Fiction

The Creation Of The Cowboy Hero

Author : Jeremy Agnew
ISBN : 9780786478392
Genre : Literary Criticism
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As business interests have commercialized the American West and publishers and studios have created a compelling image of the West, the expectations of readers and moviegoers have influenced public perception of the cowboy as a hero figure. This book describes the evolution of the Western cowboy hero as a mythic persona created and propagated by dime novels, television and Hollywood. Because much of our concept of the cowboy comes to us from movies, the book's main focus is his changing image in cinema. The development of the cowboy's hero image and his place in the fictional West is traced from early novels and films to the present. His image has definitely evolved along with shifting audience expectations and economic pressures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shooters

Author : Abigail A. Kohn
ISBN : 9780190207700
Genre : Social Science
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Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, Abigail A. Kohn captures in finegrained and often entertaining, yet always humane, detail how gun owners actually think and feel about their guns. Through her conversations--with cowboy action shooters at a regional match, sport shooters, hunters, with shooters of all ages and races--we hear of the "savage beauty" of a beautifully crafted long gun, of the powerful historical import owners attach to their guns, of the sense of empowerment that comes with shooting skill, and the visceral thrill of discharging a dangerous weapon. Cutting through the cliches that link gun ownership with violent, criminal subcultures and portray shooters as "gun nuts" or potential terrorists, Kohn provides us with a lively and untainted portrait of American gun enthusiasts.
Category: Social Science

The Emergence Of The American Frontier Hero 1682 1826

Author : D. MacNeil
ISBN : 9780230103993
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The study follows the early evolution of the American frontier hero, from its roots in Mary Rowlandson's narration of her experiences as a prisoner during King Phillip's war through works by Unca Eliza Winkfield, Charles Brockden Brown, James Fenimore Cooper, the film-maker John Ford, and actor John Wayne.
Category: Literary Criticism

Disturbing Argument

Author : Catherine Palczewski
ISBN : 9781317652854
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This edited volume represents the best of the scholarship presented at the 18th National Communication Association/American Forensic Association Conference on Argumentation. This biennial conference brings together a lively group of argumentation scholars from a range of disciplinary approaches and a variety of countries. Disturbing Argument contains selected works that speak both to the disturbing prevalence of violence in the contemporary world and to the potential of argument itself, to disturb the very relations of power that enable that violence. Scholars’ essays analyze a range of argument forms, including body and visual argument, interpersonal and group argument, argument in electoral politics, public argument, argument in social protest, scientific and technical argument, and argument and debate pedagogy. Contributors study argument using a range of methodological approaches, from social scientifically informed studies of interpersonal, group, and political argument to humanistic examinations of argument theory, political discourse, and social protest, to creatively informed considerations of argument practices that truly disturb the boundaries of what we consider argument.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reagan S Mythical America

Author : J. Hanska
ISBN : 9781137273000
Genre : Political Science
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This book is the first full-length study into the Reagan presidency with the tools of narratology. It expands the understudied field of research into political narratives as concrete policy tools and provides a new means of understanding the continuing popularity of Reagan as a President.
Category: Political Science

The Psychology Of The Western

Author : William Indick
ISBN : 9780786434602
Genre : Performing Arts
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Western films are often considered sprawling reflections of the American spirit. This book analyzes the archetypes, themes, and figures within the mythology of the western frontier. Western themes are interpreted as expressions of cultural needs that perform specific psychological functions for the audience. Chapters are devoted to the frontier hero character, the roles of women and Native Americans, and the work of the genre's most prolific directors, Anthony Mann and John Ford. The book includes a filmography and movie stills.
Category: Performing Arts

Lewis Wetzel Indian Fighter

Author : Clarence Brent Allman
ISBN : UVA:X000609443
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Hollywood S Frontier Captives

Author : Barbara Mortimer
ISBN : 0815331169
Genre : Performing Arts
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia Of Folk Heroes

Author : Graham Seal
ISBN : 9781576072165
Genre : Reference
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Entries describe the origins and deeds of folk heroes as they have existed in folktales, songs, oral tradition, and other folklore genres.
Category: Reference