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Fradkin, Philip L.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 131 publications in 1 language and 13,278 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: HE5903.W5, B
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Most widely held works about Philip L Fradkin
 
Most widely held works by Philip L Fradkin
Wallace Stegner and the American West by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace Stegner was the premier chronicler of the twentieth-century western American experience, and his novels brought the life and landscapes of the West to national and international attention. Here, biographer Fradkin goes beyond Stegner's iconic literary status to give us, as well, the influential teacher and visionary conservationist, the man for whom the preservation and integrity of place was as important as his ability to render its qualities and character in his brilliantly crafted fiction and nonfiction. His writings on the importance of establishing national parks and wilderness areas--not only for the preservation of untouched landscape but also for the enrichment of the human spirit--played a key role in the passage of historic legislation and comprise some of the most beautiful words ever written about the natural world.--From publisher description
Stagecoach : Wells Fargo and the American West by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From award-winning writer Philip L. Fradkin, the fascinating story of the rise of Wells Fargo & Co., told against the wildest and most colorful backdrop in American history, the Old West. The trail of Wells Fargo runs through nearly every imaginable landscape and icon of Old West folklore: the California gold rush, the Pony Express, the transcontinental railroad, the Civil and Indian Wars. From the Great Plains to the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean, the company's operations embraced almost all social, cultural, and economic activities west of the Mississippi, following one of the greatest migrations in American history. Fortune-seekers arriving in California after the discovery of gold in 1849 couldn't bring the necessities of home with them. So Wells Fargo express offices began providing basic services such as the exchange of gold dust for coin, short-term deposits and loans, and reliable delivery and receipt of letters, money, and goods to distant places. As its reputation for speed and dependability grew, the sight of a red and yellow Wells Fargo stagecoach racing across the prairie came to symbolize not only safe passage, but faith in a nation's progress. Stagecoach is a fascinating and rare combination of Western and business history. Along with its colorful association with the Old West -- Wyatt Earp, Black Bart, Buffalo Bill -- readers will discover that swiftness, security, and connectivity have been constants in Wells Fargo's history, and that these themes remain just as important today, 150 years later
Fallout : an American nuclear tragedy by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the tragic episode in American history from the Nevada nuclear tests through the final judicial appeal
The great earthquake and firestorms of 1906 : how San Francisco nearly destroyed itself by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the earthquake, the firestorms that followed, and the city's subsequent reconstruction shows how humans, not the forces of nature, nearly destroyed San Francisco in a remarkable display of simple ineptitude and power politics. Bolstered by previously unpublished accounts and photographs, this history of the country's greatest urban disaster will forever change conventional understanding of the event. Fradkin takes us onto the city's ruptured streets and into its exclusive clubs, teeming hospitals and refugee camps, and its Chinatown. He reveals how an elite oligarchy failed to serve the needs of ordinary people, the heroic efforts of obscure citizens, the long-lasting psychological effects, and how all these events ushered in a period of unparalleled civic upheaval. This look at how people and institutions function in catastrophe demonstrates just how deeply earthquake, fires, hurricanes, floods, wars, droughts, or acts of terrorism can shape us.--From publisher description
Magnitude 8 : earthquakes and life along the San Andreas Fault by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a history of earthquakes and a guide to the San Andreas fault, along with dramatic stories of past earthquakes
The seven states of California : a natural and human history by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fradkin writes a series of stories about natural objects and human characters, all linked by one emblematic feature from each of California's seven regions
After the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fire by Mark Klett( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has San Francisco's urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, photographer Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in 45 photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires, and precisely duplicated each photograph's vantage point. The result is a powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. Features an essay by noted environmental historian Philip Fradkin on the events surrounding and following the 1906 earthquake, which he describes as "the equivalent of an intensive, three-day bombing raid."--Publisher description
Everett Ruess : his short life, mysterious death, and astonishing afterlife by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett Ruess was twenty years old when he vanished into the canyonlands of southern Utah, spawning the enduring myth of a romantic desert wanderer. It was 1934, and Ruess was in the fifth year of a quest to record wilderness beauty in works of art; their value was recognized by such contemporary artists as Dorthea Lange, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston. From his home in Los Angeles, Ruess walked, hitchhiked, and rode burros up the California coast, along the crest of the Sierra Nevada, and into the deserts of the Southwest. Acclaimed environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin goes beyond the myth toe reveal the realities of Ruess's short life and unexplained disappearance and finds in the artist's heralded afterlife a lonely hero who persevered -- Book jacket
Stagecoach by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A river no more : the Colorado River and the West by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the definitive history of the development of the Colorado River and the excessive claims made on its waters from its source in the Wyoming Rockies, to the California and Arizona borders, to a point just short of the Gulf of California in Mexico where it evaporates in the sand. Ever increasing demands on the river render this new edition all too timely. Philip Fradkin has updated this valuable book with a new preface
California : the golden coast by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sagebrush country : land and the American West by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through one of America's largest and least-known wilderness areas, the Uinta Mountains in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado. A journ through its past and through its trails today which reveals the problems and opportunities now facing the federal land system
Books 1 and 2 by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildest Alaska : journeys of great peril in Lituya Bay by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five years ago Philip L. Fradkin read a book about a remote bay on the Gulf of Alaska coast. The noted environmental historian was attracted by the threads of violence woven through the natural and human histories of Lituya Bay. Could these histories be related, and if so, how? The attempt to define the power of this wild place led Fradkin on a tantalizing and, as it turned out, dangerous quest. This compelling and eerie memoir tells of his odyssey through recorded history and eventually to the bay iteslf, as he explores the dark and unyielding side of nature."--Jacket
Stagecoach : Wells Fargo and the American West : Wells Fargo and the rise of the American financial services industry by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack London and the great earthquake and firestorms of 1906( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Son of a gun, it's son of Kaiparowits! by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wanderings of an environmental journalist in Alaska and the American West by Philip L Fradkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

People are ever-present in Fradkin's environmental writings. He not only shows us the impact humans have on the environment, but he also explores how natural landscapes determine human history. Along the way Fradkin reveals the repetitive cycles of history in the West. The past, present, and future converge in these beautifully crafted examples of environmental journalism
by Richard Finnie( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Finnie's correspondence, essays, and published articles about Vilhjalmur Stefansson, his supposed son Alex, and his career, and about Arctic engineering, aviation, exploration, and oil exploration. Collection includes correspondence between Finnie and LeBourdais concerning the latter's biography of Stefansson; correspondence among Finnie, Diubaldo, and Hunt about Diubaldo's monograph, Wrangling over Wrangel Island, and his Ph. D thesis, The Canadian career of Vilhjalmur Stefansson; and correspondence about Fradkin's article, The first and forgotten pipeline. Includes correspondence concerning the question of Alex Stefansson and concerning McKinlay's statements about the wreck of the Karluk during the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918. Includes typescripts of two monographs by Finnie: Aviation in northern Canada : its past, present, and future; and Northwest Territories development and a route to Alaska. Also includes copies of Finnie's published articles and correspondence with L.A.C.O Hunt, Logan, Martin, Parmi, and others
1906 : how San Francisco nearly destroyed itself by Philip L Fradkin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manuscript copy of book eventually published in 2005 as "The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 : How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself" by University of California Press, Berkeley
 
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Wallace Stegner and the American West
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Stagecoach : Wells Fargo and the American WestFallout : an American nuclear tragedyThe great earthquake and firestorms of 1906 : how San Francisco nearly destroyed itselfMagnitude 8 : earthquakes and life along the San Andreas FaultThe seven states of California : a natural and human historyAfter the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fireEverett Ruess : his short life, mysterious death, and astonishing afterlifeStagecoach