Arizona: A Bicentennial History by Lawrence Clark Powell

By Lawrence Clark Powell

With the polished kind that characterizes all his works, Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell portrays Arizona in a fashion that might enthrall readers in any nation, concluding with reputation that, just like the historical Indians and Spaniards, "We too carry the land in short tenancy." 

"O yes," acknowledged Senator Wade of Ohio, "I have heard of that country--it is rather like hell." 

 Such used to be the response to Arizona Territory of the nineteenth-century politicians who adversarial making it a country and compelled it to attend for statehood nearly part a century. Now an contrary idea--Arizona as paradise--attracts travelers and the retired by means of the hundreds of thousands. Cliches a couple of land of cowboys and Indians have yielded to visions of pools, golfing classes, and wasteland sunsets. writer Lawrence Clark Powell probes deeper to a nobler Arizona of dramatic background and human achievement.

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