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Boom Town

Boom Town
The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding... Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis

by Sam Anderson

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2018-08-21
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0804137323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Chicago Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • Deadspin Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous “Land Run” in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses; to civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, Boom Town offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.

Boom Town

Boom Town
How Wal-Mart Transformed an All-American Town Into an International Community

by Marjorie Rosen

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2009-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1569763704
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Investigating the personal stories behind the headquarters of the Wal-Mart empire, this examination focuses on the growth of Bentonville, Arkansas--a microcosm of America's social, political, and cultural shift. Numerous personalities are interviewed, including a multimillionaire Palestinian refugee who arrived penniless and is now dedicated to building a synagogue, a Mexican mother of three who was fired after injuring herself on the job, a black executive hired to diversify Wal-Mart whose arrival coincided with a KKK rally, and a Hindu father concerned about interracial dating. In documenting these citizens' stories, this account reveals the challenges and issues facing those who compose this and other "boom towns"--where demographics, the economy, and immigration and migration patterns are continually in flux. In shedding light on these important and timely anecdotes of America's changing rural and suburban landscape, this exploration provides an entertaining and intimate chronicle of the different ethnicities, races, and religions as well as their ongoing struggles to adapt. Emerging as subtle sociology combined with drama and humanity, this overview illustrates the imperceptible and occasionally unpredictable movements that affect the nonmetropolitan environment of the United States.

Boom Town Blues

Boom Town Blues
Elliot Lake, Collapse and Revival in a Single-industry Community

by Anne-Marie Mawhiney,Jane Pitblado

  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release : 1999-09
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1550022911
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital of the world, which was devastated by the closing of the uranium mines operated by Denison and Rio Algom. The closures and mass layoffs were first announced in 1990 with the layoffs occurring from then until June 1996. Throughout the period after the layoffs were announced, several major research projects were undertaken. One, the Elliot Lake Tracking and Adjustment Study, follows approximately 1,000 of the laid-off miners and 530 of their spouses through their adjustment processes. Another, the Seniors Needs Assessment, examines the human resource and service needs of the increasing numbers of seniors moving to Elliot Lake as part of the community's economic strategy. In addition to these social scientific studies, several land and environmental reclamation research projects have been undertaken. Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells the reader about the results of these studies and gives a variety of community-based perspectives on the Elliot Lake story. The book highlights the struggles and successes of families and of the community as a whole. Boom Town Blues is about one community's struggle to survive, to shift its economic base from mining to one where retirement living for seniors, mine decommissioning, and a community-based research facility would be among several economic survival strategies. The book is of interest to readers throughout Northern Ontario and, indeed, wherever single-industry towns are threatened by major shifting in their economic base and are struggling to survive. The book also provides an excellent case study for teachers, students, policy makers, and politicians.

Boomtown

Boomtown
Chang's Famous Fireworks

by Nowen N. Particular

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release : 2010-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1400315530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boomtown is a humorous tall tale about a fictional town and its odd residents, however, beneath the humorous veneer, Boomtown asks and answers the question, "What does a healthy community look like?"

Gold-Mining Boomtown

Gold-Mining Boomtown
People of White Oaks, Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory

by Roberta Key Haldane

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2013-08-15
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0806188308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The town of White Oaks, New Mexico Territory, was born in 1879 when prospectors discovered gold at nearby Baxter Mountain. In Gold-Mining Boomtown, Roberta Key Haldane offers an intimate portrait of the southeastern New Mexico community by profiling more than forty families and individuals who made their homes there during its heyday. Today, fewer than a hundred people live in White Oaks. Its frontier incarnation, located a scant twenty-eight miles from the notorious Lincoln, is remembered largely because of its association with famous westerners. Billy the Kid and his gang were familiar visitors to the town. When a popular deputy was gunned down in 1880, the citizens resolved to rid their community of outlaws. Pat Garrett, running for sheriff of Lincoln County, was soon campaigning in White Oaks. But there was more to the town than gold mining and frontier violence. In addition to outlaws, lawmen, and miners, Haldane introduces readers to ranchers, doctors, saloonkeepers, and stagecoach owners. José Aguayo, a lawyer from an old Spanish family, defended Billy the Kid, survived the Lincoln County War, and moved to the White Oaks vicinity in 1890, where his family became famous for the goat cheese they sold to the town’s elite. Readers also meet a New England sea captain and his wife (a Samoan princess, no less), a black entrepreneur, Chinese miners, the “Cattle Queen of New Mexico,” and an undertaker with an international criminal past. The White Oaks that Haldane uncovers—and depicts with lively prose and more than 250 photographs—is a microcosm of the Old West in its diversity and evolution from mining camp to thriving burg to the near–ghost town it is today. Anyone interested in the history of the Southwest will enjoy this richly detailed account.

The Boom Town

The Boom Town
Problems and Promises in the Energy Vortex

by Joseph Davenport,Judith A. Davenport

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Compilation of fifteen articles on social and planning problems peculiar to boom towns.

Boom Town Boy

Boom Town Boy
Coming of Age on Alaska's Lost Frontier

by Jack De Yonge

  • Publisher : Epicenter Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9781935347064
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the witty, ironic, and deliciously outspoken coming-of-age memoir of Jack de Yonge set in Fairbanks, Alaska -- a once thriving little mining town slowly dying in the remote center of the vast territory in 1934. The son of a hardwareman and a black Irish daughter of the gold rush, de Yonge is a fist-fighting, music-loving altar boy who discovers his own truths about sex, religion, racism, and how the world works. His earthy story describes how war arrives in a small Alaska town next to Nowhere—and nothing is ever the same again.

Boom Towns

Boom Towns
Restoring the Urban American Dream

by Stephen J.K. Walters

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2014-08-27
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0804792275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns, Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the root causes of urban decline in order to prescribe remedies that will enable cities to thrive once again. Arguing that commonplace explanations for urban decay misunderstand the nature of our towns, Walters reconceives of cities as dense accumulations of capital in all of its forms—places that attract people by making their labor more productive and their leisure more pleasurable. Policymakers, therefore, must properly define and enforce property rights in order to prevent the flight of capital and the resulting demise of urban centers. Using vivid evocations of iconic towns and the people who crucially affected their destinies, Walters shows how public policy measures which aim to revitalize often do more harm than good. He then outlines a more promising set of policies to remedy the capital shortage that continues to afflict many cities and needlessly limit their residents' opportunities. With its fresh interpretation of one of the American quandaries of our day, Boom Towns offers a novel contribution to the debate about American cities and a program for their restoration.

Boom Town

Boom Town
A Book

by Thomas Wolfe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1934
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Border Boom Town

Border Boom Town
Ciudad Juárez Since 1848

by Oscar J. Martinez

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978-06
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the social and economic evolution of Ciudad Juarez, the largest city on the U.S.-Mexican border and one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the world.

Boom Town

Boom Town
A Novel

by Wyatt Shev

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9781920699581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boom Town

Boom Town
A Book

by Vita Tugwell

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0244553130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boom Town

Boom Town
A Book

by Sonia Levitin,Cat Bowman Smith

  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Release : 2004-02-01
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780439643948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her townto prosper.

Boom Town

Boom Town
A Book

by Diane Glancy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boomtown Saloons

Boomtown Saloons
Archaeology And History In Virginia City

by Kelly J. Dixon

  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Release : 2006-12-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0874176395
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The image of Old West saloons as sites of violence and raucous entertainment has been perpetuated by film and legend, but the true story of such establishments is far more complex. In Boomtown Saloons, archaeologist Kelly J. Dixon recounts the excavation of four historic saloon sites in Nevada’s Virginia City, one of the West’s most important boomtowns, and shows how the physical traces of this handful of disparate drinking places offer a new perspective on authentic life in the mining West. During the second half of the nineteenth century, the Comstock Lode’s mineral wealth attracted people from all over the world. At its peak, Virginia City had a cosmopolitan population of over 20,000 people. Like people everywhere, they sought to pass their leisure time in congenial company, often in one or another of the four saloons studied here. Dixon’s account of the role these four establishments played in the social and economic life of Virginia City offers keen insight into the businesses and people who made up the backdrop of a mining boomtown. The saloons in this study were quieter than legend would have us believe; they served relatively distinct groups and offered their customers a place of refuge, solidarity, and social contact with peers in a city where few people had longtime ties or initially any close contacts. Boomtown Saloons also offers an equally vivid portrait of the modern historical archaeologist who combines time-honored digging, reconstruction, and analysis methods with such cutting-edge technology as DNA analysis of saliva traces on a 150-year-old pipestem and chemical analysis of the residue in discarded condiment bottles. The book is illustrated with historical photographs and maps, as well as photographs of artifacts uncovered during the excavations of the four sites. Dixon’s sparkling text and thoughtful interpretation of evidence reveal an unknown aspect of daily life in one of the West’s most storied boomtowns and demonstrate that, contrary to legend, the traditional western saloon served an vital and complex social role in its community.Available in hardcover and paperback.

Analysis of Financing Problems in Coal and Oil Shale Boom Towns

Analysis of Financing Problems in Coal and Oil Shale Boom Towns
A Book

by Denver Research Institute,John S. Gilmore

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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BOOM TOWN Volume1

BOOM TOWN Volume1
A Book

by 内田美奈子

  • Publisher : Jコミックテラス
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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仮想世界BOOMTOWNでデバッガー武部朱留が住人やユーザの心に触れながら仕事をこなしていく。 コミックガンマ掲載・連載期間1992年冬~1996年

Boom Town

Boom Town
A Book

by Pete Sandys

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christmas Carols and Other Plays

Christmas Carols and Other Plays
A Book

by Jascha Kessler

  • Publisher : xlibris.com
  • Release : 2000-02
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN : 0738816779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Boomtown, South America

Boomtown, South America
The Story of Tingo María

by George A. Woolley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1952
  • Pages : 7
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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