Arizona: A Bicentennial History by Lawrence Clark Powell

By Lawrence Clark Powell

With the polished sort that characterizes all his works, Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell portrays Arizona in a manner that would enthrall readers in any kingdom, concluding with popularity that, just like the historical Indians and Spaniards, "We too carry the land briefly tenancy." 

"O yes," stated Senator Wade of Ohio, "I have heard of that country--it is rather like hell." 

 Such was once the response to Arizona Territory of the nineteenth-century politicians who antagonistic making it a kingdom and compelled it to attend for statehood nearly part a century. Now an contrary idea--Arizona as paradise--attracts travelers and the retired via the hundreds of thousands. Cliches a couple of land of cowboys and Indians have yielded to visions of pools, golfing classes, and wilderness sunsets. writer Lawrence Clark Powell probes deeper to a nobler Arizona of dramatic heritage and human achievement.

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