The Resource A sense of place : listening to Americans, David Lamb

A sense of place : listening to Americans, David Lamb

Label
A sense of place : listening to Americans
Title
A sense of place
Title remainder
listening to Americans
Statement of responsibility
David Lamb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
David Lamb is a remarkable reporter and story teller. His passion is the people of America - their histories, their lives, the dramas that absorb them. In his hands, these people become figures in a coherent, compelling frieze of America in the late twentieth century. In David Lamb's America, people greet each new day with a kind of gritty realism, steadfastly optimistic in the face of disappointments, large and small. This is an original and colorful look at ordinary Americans whose lives are vastly different from those of their urban counterparts. They are rendered extraordinary by David Lamb's stunning reportorial gifts. A Sense of Place is about cowboy poets, hobos, farmers, and ranchers struggling on the land they adore. It's about small towns that have lost many of their children to the cities but doggedly hang on. With David Lamb as our guide, we journey to isolated reaches of Idaho, North Dakota, and Montana, where the nearest neighbor can be fifty miles away and the inhabitants speak unabashedly about their love of a threatened way of life. In the eyes of the men and women he meets as he travels the length and breadth of that neglected portion of the country he calls "the empty quarter," we remain a young nation, though we are no longer youthful. Our exuberance, he finds, has been tempered by caution. In countless conversations from Maine to Alaska, Americans speak of a bittersweet longing for the past, as though no one knows quite what to make of the social and economic upheavals that have swept across the land. Yet no one David Lamb encounters talks of wanting to turn back the clock. They talk about community and holding on to all that is good and their search for what one New England mill worker calls "the comfort zone" of life. In his introduction, David Lamb states his intentions clearly. "My intent," he says, "is not to dwell on political issues or to recite a litany of national problems. Rather, I look on A Sense of Place as a deliberately selective and personalized portrait of America and some of her people. This is a book about what happens to the pioneer spirit when the last frontier has been settled." A Sense of Place is about the American outback, once exploited for its natural resources and now caught between survival in its original form and selling out to freeways, fast food, and shattered values. It is an unforgettable portrait of a ubiquitous and too often invisible America seldom celebrated - haunting, poignant, and proud
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lamb, David
Dewey number
973.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.L33 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
E169.12.L33
NAL item number
1993
NLM call number
973.92/L218s
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
Label
A sense of place : listening to Americans, David Lamb
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Empty Quarter. Lewis and Clark Revisited. Big Sky, Big Dreams. The Last Frontier. Buffalo Commons. Greyhound Romance -- The Good Life. The World's Best Job. The Gates of Eden. Fifteen Minutes. Without Fear or Favor. Nowhere to Run -- A Vanishing World. Home on the Range. Over the Rainbow. King Coal. The Road Less Traveled -- Lessons of History. The Last of the Nez Perce. Fourteen Forgotten Men. Twilight of the Aleuts. Putting People First. Joker in the Deck
Control code
ocm27108477
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780812921595
Lccn
92050554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27108477
Label
A sense of place : listening to Americans, David Lamb
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Empty Quarter. Lewis and Clark Revisited. Big Sky, Big Dreams. The Last Frontier. Buffalo Commons. Greyhound Romance -- The Good Life. The World's Best Job. The Gates of Eden. Fifteen Minutes. Without Fear or Favor. Nowhere to Run -- A Vanishing World. Home on the Range. Over the Rainbow. King Coal. The Road Less Traveled -- Lessons of History. The Last of the Nez Perce. Fourteen Forgotten Men. Twilight of the Aleuts. Putting People First. Joker in the Deck
Control code
ocm27108477
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780812921595
Lccn
92050554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27108477

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