The Land by Robert K. Swisher Jr.
(Real West Fiction Series)

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Crumbling Indian and Spanish ruins, lost gold and a modern ranch are all part of The Land where centuries of men and women have lived, loved, fought and died. It is a novel of their hopes, dreams of wealth and power, their lust and greed. Symbolic of what this piece of earth means is the spear point made by Silver Moon and cast aside to be found by each successive generation. The spear point fills each possessor with the vision of the past and these ghostly visions have a determining effect on the fate of those who hold it in their hands. In the end, it is this ancient spear point that saves the ranch and its owner from disaster. ROBERT K. SWISHER JR. has been a ranch foreman and a mountain guide. An individual who knows the outdoors and western history, he has successfully combined these interests in stories, poems and novels. He is also the author of “The Last Narrow Gauge Train Robbery,” “Fatal Destiny,” “Only Magic,” “Love Lies Bleeding,” “How Far The Mountain” and “Last Day In Paradise,” all from Sunstone Press.
 

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Published March 15, 2012 by Sunstone Press. 169 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, War, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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The actual 1984 deficit turned out to be $185.3 billion.) So Mr. Stockman got the columnist Mr. Novak and The Wall Street Journal editorial page to denounce Mr. Domenici as a dastardly betrayer of the Reagan revolution (as if honestly predicting a large deficit is the same as wanting one), and Mr...

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Devil's Peak is the spiritual center of a certain section of dry, alkaline land in New Mexico.

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In the case of prolific writer and teacher Wangerin (Saint Julian ), a diagnosis of lung cancer drove him not to despair but to writing, his usual mode of making sense of things.

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The opening title track to Roger Joseph Manning Jr.'s first made-it-in-my-home-studio release, The Land of Pure Imagination (Cordless Recordings), works to establish both the scope and limitations of this former Jellyfish songsmith's solo disc.

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They need it - and Mr. Judt’s “Ill Fares the Land” will serve them far, far better than Lenin’s “The Soviets at Work” served my college-aged grandfather.

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Tulsa World

Sulkowski has led this work in Tulsa at least twice before –– once with a chamber orchestra he founded, again with the Signature Symphony –– and it is a piece of music that I, for one, do not get tired of hearing.

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Project MUSE

In the 1980s, American agriculture experienced an economic crisis that threatened the very survival of family farming and rural communities.

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