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The Resource Larger than life : New Mexico in the twentieth century, Ferenc M. Szasz

Larger than life : New Mexico in the twentieth century, Ferenc M. Szasz

Label
Larger than life : New Mexico in the twentieth century
Title
Larger than life
Title remainder
New Mexico in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Ferenc M. Szasz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Larger Than Life offers eleven essays that touch on a variety of southwestern themes. One section highlights three people who have dramatically shaped the region's history: pilot Charles A. Lindbergh, who helped turn New Mexico into a regional center for aviation and rocketry during the interwar years: physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who believed that New Mexico had restored him to health in the 1920s, and, as a consequence, chose Los Alamos as the site for the nation's top secret weapons laboratory in 1942; and first-term congressman Bill Richardson (currently governor), who inaugurated his skills at compromise by resolving a bitter environmental dispute in 1984 - skills that he would later utilize on the international stage."
  • "Other essays explore the cultural appeal of the Land of Enchantment from 1945 to the present, as well as the horrific ammunition explosion that virtually wiped the hamlet of Tolar, New Mexico, off the map in 1944." "A final section deals with several southwestern "mysteries," including the tale of an itinerant German immigrant who, in 1895, allegedly healed more than 5,000 people simply by touching them; and the collapse of Chaco Canyon's Threatening Rock - a 30,000-ton wall of sandstone that had threatened to destroy the structures of Pueblo Bonito for over two millennia."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
978.9/053
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F801
LC item number
.S97 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Larger than life : New Mexico in the twentieth century, Ferenc M. Szasz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and the shaping of New Mexican history -- J. Robert Oppenheimer and the state of New Mexico -- Congressman Bill Richardson and the 1984 creation of the Bisti and De-na-zin Wilderness Areas in Northwest New Mexico -- The cultures of modern New Mexico, 1940 to the early twenty-first century -- Cutting the gordian knot : how Leslie R. Groves and Norris Bradbury made the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory permanent, 1945-48 -- New Mexico's forgotten nuclear tests : projects Gnome (1961) and Gasbuggy (1967) -- The history of atomic photography -- Francis Schlatter : the spiritual healer of the Southwest -- The Tolar, New Mexico, munitions train explosion, November 30, 1944 -- The saga of Chaco Canyon's "threatening rock," ca. 550 B.C.E.-22 January, 1941
Control code
61731302
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780826338839
Lccn
2005027464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. References Marc Simmons. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61731302
Label
Larger than life : New Mexico in the twentieth century, Ferenc M. Szasz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and the shaping of New Mexican history -- J. Robert Oppenheimer and the state of New Mexico -- Congressman Bill Richardson and the 1984 creation of the Bisti and De-na-zin Wilderness Areas in Northwest New Mexico -- The cultures of modern New Mexico, 1940 to the early twenty-first century -- Cutting the gordian knot : how Leslie R. Groves and Norris Bradbury made the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory permanent, 1945-48 -- New Mexico's forgotten nuclear tests : projects Gnome (1961) and Gasbuggy (1967) -- The history of atomic photography -- Francis Schlatter : the spiritual healer of the Southwest -- The Tolar, New Mexico, munitions train explosion, November 30, 1944 -- The saga of Chaco Canyon's "threatening rock," ca. 550 B.C.E.-22 January, 1941
Control code
61731302
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780826338839
Lccn
2005027464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. References Marc Simmons. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61731302

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