Chiriaco Summit

Author: Mary Contini Gordon
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 9781627874663
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: History

"Wine was free, but we had to pay for water." Joe Chiriaco and his thirteen siblings heard this from their Italian immigrant father as he recounted his ocean journey to America. In the face of limited water and rudimentary dirt roads, Joe and his Norwegian wife, Ruth Bergseid, founded Chiriaco Summit in the 1930s, a desert travel oasis on today's Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Los Angeles, promising to serve the world on wheels. The twenty-four-seven challenges are lightened with the courtship of two feisty lovers, the frolicking of youngsters in the desert, more loves, and the juxtaposition of some very imposing personalities, including those of Joe Chiriaco and General Patton. After moving through new aqueducts and highways, military camps, societal upheavals, and a welcome new set of hard-working immigrants, the twenty-first century brings provisions for electric cars, modern aircraft, and ATV facilities outside Joshua Tree National Park from whence the first Summit waters flowed.

Cow County Chip

Author: T. R. Shannon
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781481708111
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

T.R. Shannon joined the San Jose California Highway Patrol in July 1966, and transferred to the San Andreas Area CHP office two years later, where he’d stay for the next twenty-one years. During that time, he drove about 750,000 miles on state highways and county roads, patrolling the most varied climate and terrain in California. Through hot summers, freezing winters, in the mountains, and in the grasslands, he thought fast, navigated ethical quandaries, and believed in and always strived to enforce the law without fear or favor. In this collection of 128 short stories, he looks back at high-speed pursuits, heart-breaking traffic accidents, physical confrontations, unsolved murders, and other events—from the routine to the unbelievable. Some of the people he arrested—and some of the people he saw die—he shed no tears for, but others—like the first person he arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, earned his sympathy. An officer’s job involves much more than writing tickets, investigating sometimes minor—but too often tragic—traffic accidents, and helping disabled motorists—although all those things are critical parts of the job highlighted in Cow County Chip.

The Log

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105015338168
Release Date: 1940-10
Genre: Marine engineering


Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006357474
Release Date:
Genre: Copyright

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

The Explorer s Guide to Death Valley National Park Second Edition

Author: T. Scott Bryan
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607320355
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Nature

Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

Der gefeierte Springfrosch von Calaveras County

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: marixverlag
ISBN: 9783843804851
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Fiction

In dieser Auswahl der besten Mark Twain Kurzgeschichten zeigt der Altmeister immer wieder, dass der Wilde Westen abseits aller Klischees auch eine sehr komische Seite hat. Twain, der als Vater der amerikanischen Literatur" bezeichnet wird, erzählt hier über Greenhorns und Aufschneider, Leichenbestatter und Kannibalismus. Er erklärt, wie man eine Erkältung kuriert und warum Lügen eine Kunst ist und fällt in seinem berühmten Aufsatz ein vernichtendes Urteil über die ›furchtbare deutsche Sprache‹, die sich angeblich jeglichem gesunden Menschverstand widersetzt. Mark Twain besitzt einen scharfen, intelligenten aber auch liebevollen Blick für die Eigentümlichkeiten seiner Mitmenschen. Sein trockener Humor und seine süffisante Sprache machen die Geschichten so zu dem was sie sind: komisch, kurzweilig, zeitlos.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author:
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006281385
Release Date: 1952
Genre: Copyright

Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Neubeginn in Virgin River

Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 9783956499449
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: Fiction

Von vorn anfangen, das wünscht sich Mel Monroe von ganzem Herzen! Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes kann sie das Leben in der Großstadt nicht mehr ertragen - es gibt zu viele Erinnerungen. Da kommt der Job im beschaulichen Virgin River gerade recht. Allerdings beginnt der Neubeginn mehr als holprig: mieses Wetter, das Haus eine Ruine. Schnell stellt Mel fest, dass das Landleben nicht so idyllisch ist wie gedacht - doch der attraktive Barbesitzer Jack setzt alles daran, sie vom Gegenteil zu überzeugen ... "Die Virgin-River-Romane sind so mitreißend - ich habe mich auf Anhieb mit den Charakteren verbunden gefühlt." SPIEGEL ONLINE-Bestsellerautorin Debbie Macomber

The Fight to Save the Redwoods

Author: Susan R. Schrepfer
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299088537
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Nature

"This is not a simple or ordinary history of a conservation crusade. Schrepfer very ably traces the changes in scientific wisdom from nineteenth-century romanticism and teleological evolutionism to more current ecological dynamism—and the influence of those intellectual developments on political history. . . . The subject is important—much broader than the title suggests—and so is the book."—American Historical Review

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California The northern roads

Author: David F. Myrick
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 0874171938
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Part of a two-volume set first published in 1962/63, this book offers a history of the railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, as well as the sites and personalities encountered along the routes. This volume covers the sprawling network of railroads in the northern areas.