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The Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West

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When the American West represented the country's frontier, many of its cities may have seemed little more than trading centers to serve the outlying populace. Now the nation's most open and empty region is also its most heavily urbanized, with 80 percent of Westerners living in its metropolitan areas. The process of urbanization that had already transformed the United Stat ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by University of Arizona Press
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Frank Stein
A bunch of crazy weird facts and little stories with absolutely no structure or point. And I mean none. He'll jump across ten cities and 30 years of history in five pages without any link or idea stringing them together. I should have known. This is not the first book where Abbott has done that.

Still, it's good to know the history behind the Johnson Space Center (Lyndon Johnson of course, along with Humble Oil and Rice University), to know that Elvis made a crappy movie about the 1962 Seattle Wo
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