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Copyright: 2008
Trim: 6 x 9
Pages: 442 pp.
Illustrations: 39 illus.

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978-0-87480-478-2
$19.95
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The Great Salt Lake

Dale L. Morgan

Utah

After the passage of nearly a half-century, this book remains both one of the most informative and readable general histories of Utah yet written and a tribute to the brilliance of its author, the late Dale Morgan (1914–71).

Approached as history, geography, geology, or high adventure, The Great Salt Lake is fascinating reading. From the first Americans, through mountain men, religious empires, railroads, and resorts, the remnant of ancient Lake Bonneville has been a nexus for human history, uniting a haunting beauty with raw desolation, "strangely removed from common experience."


Table of Contents:

Foreword
Editorial Introduction

1. The Mountain Sea
2. First Comers
3. Makers of Legends
4. Rendezvous with History
5. The Lure of Far Places
6. Era of the Mountain Men
7. Shadows Before
8. Connecticut Yankee and Cavalier
9. The Barrier Land
10. This Is the Place
11. Founding an Empire
12. Stansbury's Survey
13. Backwater
14. Sound and Fury
15. Wooden and Iron Horses
16. The Adventures of an Idea
17. Three Lives
18. Place of Resort
19. Birds and Beasts, No Flowers
20. Door Upon the Future

Acknowledgments and Bibliographical Note
Index


Praise and Reviews:

"Dale L. Morgan knows the people of the Great Basin area. To those who love the Great Basin desert he has given a book packed with history, romance, geology, social conflict, religion, and speculation."
American Historical Review

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