275 pp., b&w illustrations. Story of Colorado ranch and owner Charles Leavell. Head of spine lightly bumped, small scuff to bottom edge of front board, otherwise Fine. Jacket a bit handled and edgeworn, bumped at head and heel of spine and folds. Size: 8vo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: An unique book that blends a biography of well-known Texas rancher and builder Charles Leavell, with the history of the ranch in southwestern Colorado, the 4UR, that he has built into a world-class resort.
"This is a rare and wondrous book, the story of an empire builder whose real empire was one God built". -- Dale Walker, Rocky
From Kirkus Reviews: A portrait of a Colorado valley and, more to the point, of its wealthy owners. Novelist Evans (Bluefeather Fellini in the Sacred Realm, 1994) joins a tradition of western writers--John Culley, Robert Glass Cleland, Joseph Wood Krutch, Tom Lea, even Wallace Stegner--who have penned rah-rah biographies of prominent regional business people. In this case, the entrepreneur in question is Charles Leavell, a Texan who made his fortune selling to the federal government various implements of the Cold War, including nuclear reactors scattered across the countryside, from Connecticut to California. With the proceeds, he bought a big chunk of southwestern Colorado, an area of ``lush, fertile soil surrounded on three sides by massive mountains'' that had once been home to innumerable Ute Indians and smallholder farmers. No more, of course, but no matter; in Evans's eyes, ``the 4UR [ranch] aura moves on in the best of caring hands,'' outsiders' hands though they may be (and by many Coloradans' lights, Texans are the ultimate outsiders). Evans's tone is celebratory throughout, in the manner of a college yearbook: ``Charles has made an art form of fun, absorbing great joy from art and business, trout fishing and grand outdoor and indoor feasts, or just having a quiet visit with a close friend.'' His narrative, too, often bogs down in insignificant episodes that doubtless mean much to the Leavell family but fail to inspire the reader--for instance, a glancing account of a visit by the famed cook and author Julia Child, who gorged herself on fried chicken and hamburgers while taking in local fly-fishing spots. It would have been more significant to point out that, like so many other once-working ranches in the Southwest, the 4UR is now a tourist destination, appealing to deep-pocketed visitors from afar. Little bits and pieces of southwestern history, regional and local, keep this account from degenerating into a mere family scrapbook--but only by a hair. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: This Chosen Place: Finding Shangri-La on the...
Verlag: University Press of Colorado
Zustand: Near Fine
Auflage: First Edition.
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Colorado, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. No dust jacket Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001715709
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Colorado, Niwot, CO., 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good +. 275pp.incl.index; HB brwn.w/gilt; fine condition w/clean,tight pgs. DJ blue w/blk.; some rub. Story of the 4UR ranch near Creede, Colorado. illus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 028267
Buchbeschreibung Univ Pr of Colorado, Niwot, CO, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. USO-This regular size hard cover is SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the half-title page, and is FINE in a FINE DJ. blue w/light yellow lettering 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0.0. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers May4-11ajc19
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Colorado, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Inscription inside cover. No text marks, no creasing; very clean copy. The 4UR ranch is on the headwaters of the Rio Grande in Colorado. Prized by the Ute Indians for hunting and fishing, the Spanish combed is mineral weal, and the beautiful resort now hosts tourists from all over the world. ; 274 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 147048
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Colorado, Niwot, CO., 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st. 275pp.incl.index; HB brwn.w/gilt; fine condition w/clean,tight pgs. DJ blue w/blk.&beige-pic.cover; fine condition. Story of the 4UR ranch of Colorado. illus.&forward by Tom Lea Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed & Inscribed By Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 019830
Buchbeschreibung Univ Pr of Colorado, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Ed -First Printing. This copy is AS NEW, never read, no defects. Signed and inscribed. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000171
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Colorado, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0870814370
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Colorado, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020870814370
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Colorado. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0870814370 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN7.1401685
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Colorado, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110870814370