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Ronald, Ann 1939-

Works: 21 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 5,643 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Local history  Folklore  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Fiction  Personal correspondence  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: F782.R6, 917.8
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Most widely held works about Ann Ronald
Most widely held works by Ann Ronald
Reader of the purple sage : essays on Western writers and environmental literature by Ann Ronald( )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendly fallout 1953 by Ann Ronald( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Friendly Fallout 1953 is a hybrid work of literature that combines the actual history of aboveground atomic testing in the Nevada desert in 1953 with fictional vignettes that explore the impact of the tests on the people who participated in them and on civilian "downwinders." While most of the details are factual, the characters are imaginary composites of men, women, and children affected by the testing program in that fateful year. Some were visitors, like a newspaper reporter and a Las Vegas showgirl. Some--like a radiation specialist, a meteorologist, a secretary, a soldier, and a physicist--lived and worked at the desert proving ground. Still others--a teenage girl, a Paiute boy, a Mormon mother--were unwitting participants when the friendly fallout came their way. Their stories bring to life a turbulent era when Cold War fears, patriotic enthusiasm, scientific progress, and unacknowledged political agendas often collided with the welfare of ordinary citizens and the environment." "Ronald compellingly evokes the test explosions in all their terrifying magnificence and explores the diverse and sometimes conflicting emotions of a generation that saw atomic energy as its best protection against the horrors of another world war, even to the sacrifice of the innocent people, wildlife, and livestock that became accidental victims in this search for national power and security."--Jacket
The New West of Edward Abbey by Ann Ronald( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New West of Edward Abbey is the first book-length study assessing the literary career of this major contemporary American author. In her perceptive examination, Ann Ronald asserts that Edward Abbey's role as social commentator and environmental activist is complemented by his guise as a writer of romance - one who reconceives the contemporary world in order to envision a better one. In examining the philosophy behind Abbey's prose, Ronald contends that Abbey's approach is subtle as well as vociferous in calling for a properly managed society that can exist in equilibrium with the bulldozers of the modern-day world." "In an added postscript, Ronald celebrates Abbey's legacy of prose and the authored persona with which he charmed his readers, and recalls her own pleasures as a reader of his work. In his new afterword, Scott Slovic offers an assessment of Abbey's later works, including Hayduke Lives!, A Fool's Progress, Earth Apples, and journal selections published posthumously as Confessions of a Barbarian." "The first edition of The New West of Edward Abbey helped draw the attention of an entire generation of students, teachers, and literary scholars to Abbey's achievement as a writer. The new edition will once again serve as a central resource for anyone studying Abbey."--Jacket
Zane Grey by Ann Ronald( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GhostWest : reflections past and present by Ann Ronald( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our sense of place today is permeated by ghosts from the past. In GhostWest, Ann Ronald takes the reader to actual historical sites where something once happened. Using the metaphor of hauntings, she reflects on how western history, literature, and lore continue to shape our visceral impressions of these sites." "Some of the locations might be characterized as tourist points; others are far more obscure, often deserted and forlorn. Many of the people involved had no sense of history as such. As Ronald writes, "They saw before them a territory with a future, not a past. That they were writing themselves into history as well never occurred to them.""--Jacket
Sweet promised land by Robert Laxalt( )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The account a son writes of his father, an old Basque sheepherder who lived and worked in the American West for most of his life, who, in fulfilling his dream of returning to the Pyrenees, came to a new realization of what America meant to him
Words for the wild : the Sierra Club trailside reader by Ann Ronald( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pocket-sized treasury of superb American nature writing, designed for trailside or campfire reading
Earthtones : a Nevada album by Ann Ronald( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Too many visitors to the Silver State never see Ann Ronald and Stephen Trimble's Nevada: teal sky and a sea of purple sage, mountain mahogany and a crimson mass of claret cup cactus, a dust-blown sunset of vermilion, orange, and gold. More colorful than a neon display on Las Vegas Boulevard, Nevada is one vast landscape of tint and shadow and aesthetic dimension. In Earthtones, Ronald and Trimble provide a guide to understanding a challenging landscape. Their love for the land shines through in six vivid personal essays and sixty-seven boldly emotional color photographs. In independent but interwoven visions, Ronald and Trimble cherish the same Nevada, an astonishing place to anyone familiar with the mistaken stereotypes Nevada suffers. After sharing the surprises of this collaboration, readers too will cherish a Nevada filled with earthtone treasures
Oh, give me a home : western contemplations by Ann Ronald( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oh, Give Me a Home also crosses into a new American West - a land of Indian gaming and cloud seeding, wildlife management and urban forest fires, theme parks and pay-per-view scenery. Ranging from the depths of Hells Canyon to the heights of Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains, from the breadth of the Colorado River to the trickle of a Sierra Nevada stream, from the hustle of San Antonio to the bustle of San Francisco and Seattle, this book ponders changes in the western environment under the barrage of persistent, sometimes harsh development."--Jacket
Functions of setting in the novel : from Mrs. Radcliffe to Charles Dickens by Ann Ronald( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiral hunt : a Evie Scelan novel by Ann Ronald( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reader of the Purple Sage: Essays on Western Writers and Environmental Literature (Western Literature Series) by Ann Ronald( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers--Publisher description
Jane Grey by Ann Ronald( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Tonopah ladies by Ann Ronald( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Analysis of presence of cultured women in Tonopah (Nev.) during the boom town period of the early 1900s, using published first-hand accounts and fiction
Asia-pacific advances in consumer research by Ann Ronald( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zane Grey by Ann Ronald( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mirage-land : images of Nevada by Wilbur S Shepperson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In a century-old edition of a British newspaper, a quaint narrative entitled "A Visit to the Comstock" was prefaced by the following poem: Paint me, Washoe, as you see it, / Tinting with a truthful touch; / Line it with a faithful pencil, / Do not colour overmuch. Many writers through the decades have "coloured overmuch" in their descriptions of Nevada by using picturesque words and extreme language when discussing the paradoxical state. Idah Meacham Strobridge, often called "Nevada's first woman of letters," pointed out that images of Nevada frequently suggest a "mirage-land," a place where nothing is quite what it seems. Wilbur S. Shepperson's examination of such mirages--imaginary, literary, historical, real--is the subject of Mirage-Land: Images of Nevada. In the pages of this book, readers will discover ways in which a variety of men and women image-makers envisioned the Silver State, as well as ways they communicated their visions to others. Shepperson explains the process of mirage building by introducing readers to details from myriad sources--journals, diaries, historic newspapers, government reports, essays, magazines, novels, and even chamber of commerce promotional brochures. The well-known accents of John C. Fremont, Mark Twain, and Dan De Quille mingle with such little-known voices as Louise M. Palmer, Henry T. Williams, and George Wharton James among others. While the exemplary voices may express paradox, self-contradiction, antithesis, even confusion, Shepperson arranges his examples in a way that shows readers an aggregate vision. For him, Nevada history and Nevada humanity together embrace the length of Highway 395, the width of Interstates 80 and 15, and the breadth of a good many gravel roads in between. Essentially Shepperson sees few meaningful differences between the Comstock of the 1860s, other mining camps, sheep and cattle operations, Reno of the 1930s, and the present-day Las Vegas. Because each has waxed and waned through a separate chronology of decay and progress, progress and decay, each has attracted a share of both detractors and supporters. Each by its very nature, has called forth its share of the mirage
Reader of the purple sage : essays on Western literature and nature writing by Ann Ronald( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zane Grey by Ann Ronald( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Friendly fallout 1953
Friendly fallout 1953The New West of Edward AbbeyZane GreyGhostWest : reflections past and presentSweet promised landEarthtones : a Nevada albumOh, give me a home : western contemplationsSpiral hunt : a Evie Scelan novel
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Ronald, Margaret Ann, 1939-