Tag Archives: American West

Wednesday’s Book Review: “Violence in the West: The Johnson County Range War and the Ludlow Massacre, a Brief History with Documents”


Violence in the West: The Johnson County Range War and the Ludlow Massacre, a Brief History with Documents. By Marilynn S. Johnston. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009. A part of “The Bedford Series in History and Culture,” this slim volume presents … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Notes on a New Book: “Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City”


Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City. By Daniel K. Bubb. Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2012. Shepperson Series in Nevada. How did Las Vegas become the gambling capital of the world, outstripping … Continue reading

Posted in aeronautics, aviation, History, Politics, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Declining Significance of the Frontier in Space History?


It began to be perceptible in the late 1960s, and was certainly recognized in the 1970s, that the intermix of frontier imagery, popular culture expectations, and Cold War concerns was beginning to break-down. This was true across broad swaths of … Continue reading

Posted in Apollo, Cold War Competition, History, Politics, Space, Space Shuttle | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments