The Resource Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler, (electronic resource)

Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler, (electronic resource)

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Acid West : essays
Title
Acid West
Title remainder
essays
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Wheeler
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Language
eng
Summary
A rollicking debut book of essays that takes readers on a trip through the muck of American myths that have settled in the desert of our country's underbellyEarly on July 16, 1945, Joshua Wheeler's great grandfather awoke to a flash, and then a long rumble: the world's first atomic blast filled the horizon north of his ranch in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Out on the range, the cattle had been bleached white by the fallout. Acid West, Wheeler's stunning debut collection of essays, is full of these mutated cows: vestiges of the Old West that have been transformed, suddenly and irrevocably, by innovation. Traversing the New Mexico landscape his family has called home for seven generations, Wheeler excavates and reexamines these oddities, assembling a cabinet of narrative curiosities: a man who steps from the stratosphere and free-falls to the desert; a treasure hunt for buried Atari video games; a village plagued by the legacy of atomic testing; a lonely desert spaceport; a UFO festival during the paranoid Summer of Snowden. The radical evolution of American identity, from cowboys to drone warriors to space explorers, is a story rooted in southern New Mexico. Acid West illuminates this history, clawing at the bounds of genre to reveal a place that is, for better or worse, home. By turns intimate, absurd, and frightening, Acid West is an enlightening deep-dive into a prophetic desert at the bottom of America
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TEFOD
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1984-
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Wheeler, Joshua
Dewey number
814/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PS3623.H42985
LC item number
A6 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
essays
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not applicable
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Read by Andrew Eiden
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1983-
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Eiden, Andrew
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  • Technological innovations
  • Popular culture
  • National characteristics, American
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • New Mexico
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
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Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
Contents
The Light of God -- Children of the Gadget -- After the Fall -- So Let All the Martians Come Home to Roost -- Truth or Consequences at the Gateway to Space -- Before the Fall -- Raggedy, Raggedy Wabbitman -- Living Room -- Things Most Surely Believed -- The Glitch in the Videogame Graveyard -- Keep Alamogordo Beautiful -- A Million Tiny Daggers
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12 hr., 45 min., 7 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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Isbn
9781538535851
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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b25dc574-1a29-40e9-842a-9f2c39841735
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(OCoLC)1032071501
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Label
Acid West : essays, Joshua Wheeler, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Light of God -- Children of the Gadget -- After the Fall -- So Let All the Martians Come Home to Roost -- Truth or Consequences at the Gateway to Space -- Before the Fall -- Raggedy, Raggedy Wabbitman -- Living Room -- Things Most Surely Believed -- The Glitch in the Videogame Graveyard -- Keep Alamogordo Beautiful -- A Million Tiny Daggers
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12 hr., 45 min., 7 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781538535851
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b25dc574-1a29-40e9-842a-9f2c39841735
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1032071501
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not applicable
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not applicable

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