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The Resource Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler

Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler

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Acid West : essays
Title
Acid West
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Wheeler
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Early on July 16, 1945, Joshua Wheeler's great grandfather awoke to a flash, and then a long rumble: the world's first atomic blast filled the horizon north of his ranch in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Out on the range, the cattle had been bleached white by the fallout. Acid West, Wheeler's stunning debut collection of essays, is full of these mutated cows: vestiges of the Old West that have been transformed, suddenly and irrevocably, by innovation. Traversing the New Mexico landscape his family has called home for seven generations, Wheeler excavates and reexamines these oddities, assembling a cabinet of narrative curiosities: a man who steps from the stratosphere and free-falls to the desert; a treasure hunt for buried Atari video games; a village plagued by the legacy of atomic testing; a lonely desert spaceport; a UFO festival during the paranoid Summer of Snowden. The radical evolution of American identity, from cowboys to drone warriors to space explorers, is a story rooted in southern New Mexico. Acid West illuminates this history, clawing at the bounds of genre to reveal a place that is, for better or worse, home. By turns intimate, absurd, and frightening, Acid West is an enlightening deep-dive into a prophetic desert at the bottom of America" --
  • "A rollicking debut book of essays that takes readers on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country's underbelly" --
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Index
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3580936
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Light of God -- Children of the Gadget -- After the Fall -- So Let All the Martians Come Home to Roost -- Truth or Consequences at the Gateway to Space -- Before the Fall -- Raggedy, Raggedy Wabbitman -- Living Room -- Things Most Surely Believed -- The Glitch in the Videogame Graveyard -- Keep Alamogordo Beautiful -- A Million Tiny Daggers
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sky2ocm92839327
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9780374714154
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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da67ba81-71cc-4be3-9028-a65c4d5f65a2
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3580936
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Light of God -- Children of the Gadget -- After the Fall -- So Let All the Martians Come Home to Roost -- Truth or Consequences at the Gateway to Space -- Before the Fall -- Raggedy, Raggedy Wabbitman -- Living Room -- Things Most Surely Believed -- The Glitch in the Videogame Graveyard -- Keep Alamogordo Beautiful -- A Million Tiny Daggers
Control code
sky2ocm92839327
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780374714154
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
da67ba81-71cc-4be3-9028-a65c4d5f65a2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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