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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 21 August 2018
  • ISBN : 9780804137324
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 3 voters

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A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Chicago Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • Deadspin Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous “Land Run” in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses; to civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, Boom Town offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.

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Boom Town

Boom Town
  • Author : Sam Anderson
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • ISBN : 9780804137324
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A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Chicago Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • Deadspin Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous “Land Run” in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon

Boom Town

Boom Town
  • Author : Marjorie Rosen
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10
  • ISBN : 9781569763704
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Investigating the personal stories behind the headquarters of the Wal-Mart empire, this examination focuses on the growth of Bentonville, Arkansas--a microcosm of America's social, political, and cultural shift. Numerous personalities are interviewed, including a multimillionaire Palestinian refugee who arrived penniless and is now dedicated to building a synagogue, a Mexican mother of three who was fired after injuring herself on the job, a black executive hired to diversify Wal-Mart whose arrival coincided with a KKK rally, and a Hindu father

Boom Town Blues

Boom Town Blues
  • Author : Anne-Marie Mawhiney,Jane Pitblado
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 1999-09
  • ISBN : 9781550022919
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Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital of the world, which was devastated by the closing of the uranium mines operated by Denison and Rio Algom. The closures and mass layoffs were first announced in 1990 with the layoffs occurring from then until June 1996. Throughout the period after the layoffs were announced, several major research projects were undertaken. One, the Elliot Lake Tracking and Adjustment

Boom Town

Boom Town
  • Author : Sonia Levitin
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03
  • ISBN : 1442059400
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After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her town to prosper.After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a

Boom Town

Boom Town
  • Author : Sam Anderson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2018
  • ISBN : 9780804137331
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"A lively and introspective look into Oklahoma City, where colorful city officials business leaders, artists, and sports fans have turned an unassuming Southwestern city into a thriving metropolis with a dazzling basketball team"--

Boom Town Boy

Boom Town Boy
  • Author : Lois Lenski
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781504021982
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A boy and his grandpa hope to strike oil in drought-ridden Oklahoma It’s hot in Oklahoma. There’s no wind, the wells are dry, and the ground is dead. Orvie’s family is doing everything they can to keep their farm going. If they miss a payment on the mortgage, the bank will take their home away, and they’ll have nowhere else to go. Farming is tough, honest work, and it’s no way to get rich. For

Boomtown

Boomtown
  • Author : Nowen N. Particular
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Release Date : 2010-04
  • ISBN : 9781400315536
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Boomtown is a humorous tall tale about a fictional town and its odd residents, however, beneath the humorous veneer, Boomtown asks and answers the question, "What does a healthy community look like?"

Boom Town

Boom Town
  • Author : Jeff Daniels
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780822217602
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THE STORY: Angela Tompkins has a husband, a failing convenience store and a dream of running off to Chicago with her lover, the local banker. In an explosive story that mixes small-town politics, love and betrayal, Angela is forced to face reality when her husband finds out the truth.

Boom Towns

Boom Towns
  • Author : Stephen J.K. Walters
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • ISBN : 9780804792271
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American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns, Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the root causes of urban decline in order to prescribe remedies that will enable cities to thrive once again. Arguing

Border Boom Town

Border Boom Town
  • Author : Oscar J. Martinez
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-06
  • ISBN : 0292729820
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Border Boom Town traces the social and economic evolution of Ciudad Juárez, the largest city on the U.S.-Mexican border and one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the world. In this evocative portrait, Oscar J. Martínez stresses the interdependence of Juárez and El Paso, a condition that is similar to relations between other "twin cities" along the border. Using a wide variety of local historical materials from both sides of the Río Grande, Martí

Boomtown

Boomtown
  • Author : Nowen N. Particular
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2010-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781418585044
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In the spirit of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, join Jonny Button for a wild ride through Boomtown, where everyone’s favorite thing to do is blow stuff up! After an explosion at Chang’s Famous Fireworks Factory, the Button family is pulled into a mystery that keeps Sheriff Burton Ernie and the rest of Boomtown guessing. Exploding Elves, Rocket Reindeer, amazing inventions and adventure, this story starts with a boom and ends with a bang. The fuse is lit!

Lawless Book Four: Boom Town

Lawless Book Four: Boom Town
  • Author : DAN. ABNETT
  • Publisher : 2000 AD
  • Release Date : 2022-06-23
  • ISBN : 1786185261
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"Engaging characters, fantastic art design and a truly interesting and exciting story... Lawless is brilliant in every way." - All-Comic TEETHING TROUBLE! Having narrowly avoided being wiped from the face of the planet by Munce, Inc., Badrock is now a thriving boom town, predicated on an uneasy peace between the Zhind, the settlers and the Mega-City One Justice Department. Designated a Free Town, the future's there for taking, and folks from all over the planet 43 Rega are flocking to Badrock

Boomtown

Boomtown
  • Author : Lani Lynn Vale
  • Publisher : Dixie Wardens, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-02-03
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Her I wanted to have a pity party of one when I went for that beer. I never imagined I would meet a dark and dangerous man. That man took me on the wildest ride of my life. Literally and Figuratively. He quickly became my entire world. Him I didn't know I was looking for her. I saw her warming that bar stool and knew she would be mine. A man like me doesn't deserve the likes of her. But

Gold-Mining Boomtown

Gold-Mining Boomtown
  • Author : Roberta Key Haldane
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • ISBN : 9780806188300
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The town of White Oaks, New Mexico Territory, was born in 1879 when prospectors discovered gold at nearby Baxter Mountain. In Gold-Mining Boomtown, Roberta Key Haldane offers an intimate portrait of the southeastern New Mexico community by profiling more than forty families and individuals who made their homes there during its heyday. Today, fewer than a hundred people live in White Oaks. Its frontier incarnation, located a scant twenty-eight miles from the notorious Lincoln, is remembered largely because of its association

The Boom Town

The Boom Town
  • Author : Joseph Davenport,Judith A. Davenport
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822043021427
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Compilation of fifteen articles on social and planning problems peculiar to boom towns.