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Tulsa!: Biography of The American City Hardcover – Illustrated, October 1, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-1571780515 ISBN-10: 1571780513 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Council Oak Books; 2 edition (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571780513
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571780515
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

This work presents Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a microcosm of the United States, and indeed, their histories are remarkably similar. First inhabited by displaced Native Americans, the city was soon flourishing, thanks to a railroad station and good conditions for cattle ranching. Then the discovery of oil led to an explosion of wealth and inhabitants, which helped the city grow to what it is today. All of this and more is painstakingly described by Goble, director of American Studies at Rogers University and the author of five previous works on the history of Oklahoma. Goble includes various tidbits and stories about some of Tulsa's interesting characters, which personalizes the history but makes the text a bit disjointed. Overall, the book is well researched and thorough, and it includes an excellent array of black-and-white photographs from the Tulsa County Historical Society. Not light reading, it would be of interest to history buffs and academics, and is recommended for U.S. history collections.?Kathleen A. Shanahan, American Univ. Lib., Washington, D.C.
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Book Description

A celebration of a city, Tulsa! is a book brimming with history and the people who made it. Featuring hundreds of rare photos, Goble has produced a fascinating account of Tulsa's story, of the people who made it unique, and of the forces that have made it the "most American of American cities." Even before the discovery of rich oil fields, Tulsans had a vibrant energy that positioned this Indian Territory village to boom into the Oil Capital of the World and a microcosm of the economically powerful United States.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret S. Verble on January 23, 2014
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This book gives an insightful overview of the history of Tulsa and interspersed are many wonderful pictures. However, the pictures, and the text accompanying them, are lost in the Kindle edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Rhymer on February 3, 2013
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you'll learn a lot from this book

the photos are excellent and the text gives great detail on what happened to cause Tulsa's growth
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Okey on January 4, 2006
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I had the privilege of taking Dr. Goble's Oklahoma History course which used this book as a supplement. He covered the history of Tulsa, the good and bad sides. He is a gifted story teller and you should start with the last chapter, especially the story of Pauline Lambert.
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By Caleb Lee on January 22, 2015
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Perfect condition thanks!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jhw on April 30, 2014
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Not bad for a general reference, but very few maps. Touches on the obvious sights to visit, but no real depth.
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