Boom Town Book
Score: 5
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Boom Town


  • Author : Sam Anderson
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804137324

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Boom Town Excerpt :

A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Chicago Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • Deadspin Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous “Land Run” in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Pl

Boom Town Book
Score: 5
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Boom Town


  • Author : Marjorie Rosen
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569763704

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Boom Town Excerpt :

Investigating the personal stories behind the headquarters of the Wal-Mart empire, this examination focuses on the growth of Bentonville, Arkansas--a microcosm of America's social, political, and cultural shift. Numerous personalities are interviewed, including a multimillionaire Palestinian refugee who arrived penniless and is now dedicated to building a synagogue, a Mexican mother of three who was fired after injuring herself on the job, a black executive hired to diversify Wal-Mart whose arrival coincided with a KKK rally, and a Hindu father concerned about interracial dating. In documenting these citizens' stories, this account reveals the challenges and issues facing those who compose this and other "boom towns"--where demographics, the economy, and immigration and migration patterns are continually in flux. In shedding light on these important and timely anecdotes of America's changing rural and suburban landscape, this exploration provides an entertaining and intimate chronicle of the different ethnicities, races, and religions as well as their ongoing struggles to adapt. Emerging as subtle sociology combined with drama and humanity, this overview illustrates the imperceptible and occasionally unpredictable movements that affect the nonmetropolitan environment of the United States.

Boom Town Blues Book

Boom Town Blues


  • Author : Anne-Marie Mawhiney
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 1999-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550022919

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Boom Town Blues Excerpt :

Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital of the world, which was devastated by the closing of the uranium mines operated by Denison and Rio Algom. The closures and mass layoffs were first announced in 1990 with the layoffs occurring from then until June 1996. Throughout the period after the layoffs were announced, several major research projects were undertaken. One, the Elliot Lake Tracking and Adjustment Study, follows approximately 1,000 of the laid-off miners and 530 of their spouses through their adjustment processes. Another, the Seniors Needs Assessment, examines the human resource and service needs of the increasing numbers of seniors moving to Elliot Lake as part of the community's economic strategy. In addition to these social scientific studies, several land and environmental reclamation research projects have been undertaken. Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells the reader about the results of these studies and gives a variety of community-based perspectives on the Elliot Lake story. The book highlights the struggles and successes of families and of the community as a whole. Boom Town Blues is about one community's struggle to survive, to shift its economic base from mining to one where retirement living for seniors, mine decommissioning, and a community-based research facility would be among several economic survival strategies. The book is of interest to readers throughout Northern Ontario and, indeed, wherever single-industry towns are threatened by major shifting in their economic base and are struggling to survive. The book also provides an excellent case study for teachers, students, policy makers, and politicians.

Boom Town Book
Score: 5
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Boom Town


  • Author : Sam Anderson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804137331

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Boom Town Excerpt :

"A lively and introspective look into Oklahoma City, where colorful city officials business leaders, artists, and sports fans have turned an unassuming Southwestern city into a thriving metropolis with a dazzling basketball team"--

Boom Town Book

Boom Town


  • Author : Sonia Levitin
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 1442059400

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Boom Town Excerpt :

After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her town to prosper.After her family moves to California where her father goes to work in the gold fields, Amanda decides to make her own fortune baking pies and she encourages others to provide the necessary services--from a general store to a school--that enables her townto prosper.

Boom Towns Book

Boom Towns


  • Author : Stephen J.K. Walters
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804792271

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Boom Towns Excerpt :

American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns, Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the root causes of urban decline in order to prescribe remedies that will enable cities to thrive once again. Arguing that commonplace explanations for urban decay misunderstand the nature of our towns, Walters reconceives of cities as dense accumulations of capital in all of its forms—places that attract people by making their labor more productive and their leisure more pleasurable. Policymakers, therefore, must properly define and enforce property rights in order to prevent the flight of capital and the resulting demise of urban centers. Using vivid evocations of iconic towns and the people who crucially affected their destinies, Walters shows how public policy measures which aim to revitalize often do more harm than good. He then outlines a more promising set of policies to remedy the capital shortage that continues to afflict many cities and needlessly limit their residents' opportunities. With its fresh interpretation of one of the American quandaries of our day, Boom Towns offers a novel contribution to the debate about American cities and a program for their restoration.

Boomtown Book
Score: 3
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Boomtown


  • Author : Nowen N. Particular
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2010-04-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418585044

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Boomtown Excerpt :

In the spirit of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, join Jonny Button for a wild ride through Boomtown, where everyone’s favorite thing to do is blow stuff up! After an explosion at Chang’s Famous Fireworks Factory, the Button family is pulled into a mystery that keeps Sheriff Burton Ernie and the rest of Boomtown guessing. Exploding Elves, Rocket Reindeer, amazing inventions and adventure, this story starts with a boom and ends with a bang. The fuse is lit! Things are about to explode! Visit the website www.visitboomtown.com for more information on the book, author, free teacher guides, and more! But stay away from the chickens!

Gold Mining Boomtown Book

Gold Mining Boomtown


  • Author : Roberta Key Haldane
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806188300

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Gold Mining Boomtown Excerpt :

The town of White Oaks, New Mexico Territory, was born in 1879 when prospectors discovered gold at nearby Baxter Mountain. In Gold-Mining Boomtown, Roberta Key Haldane offers an intimate portrait of the southeastern New Mexico community by profiling more than forty families and individuals who made their homes there during its heyday. Today, fewer than a hundred people live in White Oaks. Its frontier incarnation, located a scant twenty-eight miles from the notorious Lincoln, is remembered largely because of its association with famous westerners. Billy the Kid and his gang were familiar visitors to the town. When a popular deputy was gunned down in 1880, the citizens resolved to rid their community of outlaws. Pat Garrett, running for sheriff of Lincoln County, was soon campaigning in White Oaks. But there was more to the town than gold mining and frontier violence. In addition to outlaws, lawmen, and miners, Haldane introduces readers to ranchers, doctors, saloonkeepers, and stagecoach owners. José Aguayo, a lawyer from an old Spanish family, defended Billy the Kid, survived the Lincoln County War, and moved to the White Oaks vicinity in 1890, where his family became famous for the goat cheese they sold to the town’s elite. Readers also meet a New England sea captain and his wife (a Samoan princess, no less), a black entrepreneur, Chinese miners, the “Cattle Queen of New Mexico,” and an undertaker with an international criminal past. The White Oaks that Haldane uncovers—and depicts with lively prose and more than 250 photographs—is a microcosm of the Old West in its diversity and evolution from mining camp to thriving burg to the near–ghost town it is today. Anyone interested in the history of the Southwest will enjoy this richly detailed account.

Border Boom Town Book

Border Boom Town


  • Author : Oscar J. Martinez
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0292729820

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Border Boom Town Excerpt :

Border Boom Town traces the social and economic evolution of Ciudad Juárez, the largest city on the U.S.-Mexican border and one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the world. In this evocative portrait, Oscar J. Martínez stresses the interdependence of Juárez and El Paso, a condition that is similar to relations between other "twin cities" along the border. Using a wide variety of local historical materials from both sides of the Río Grande, Martínez shows how Juárez entered the modern era with the arrival of the railroads in the 1880's, serving as a principal port of exit for waves of Mexican emigrants bound for the United States. In more recent years, increased migration to the area has resulted in extraordinary expansion of the population, with significant impact on both sides of the boundary. Proximity to the highly industrialized country to the north and remoteness from Mexico's centers of production have brought a multiplicity of assets and liabilities. Juárez's vulnerability to external conditions has led to alternating cycles of prosperity and depression since the establishment of the border in 1848. With the stimulus of new development programs in the 1960's and 1970's designed to integrate this neglected area into the national economic network, Juárez enjoyed the biggest boom in its history. However, government efforts to improve socioeconomic conditions failed to solve old problems and gave rise to new social ills. Ironically, the "Mexicanization" campaign on the border has led to unprecedented levels of foreign dependency. Martínez's analysis shows that integrating the northern Mexican frontier into the national economy remains an elusive and complex problem with which Mexico will continue to grapple for years to come. Border Boom Town traces the social and economic evolution of Ciudad Juárez, the largest city on the U.S.-Mexican border and one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the world. In this evocative portrait, Oscar J. Martínez

Boom Town Book

Boom Town


  • Author : Jeff Daniels
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822217602

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Boom Town Excerpt :

THE STORY: Angela Tompkins has a husband, a failing convenience store and a dream of running off to Chicago with her lover, the local banker. In an explosive story that mixes small-town politics, love and betrayal, Angela is forced to face reality when her husband finds out the truth.

The Boom Town Book

The Boom Town


  • Author : Joseph Davenport
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Cities and towns
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822043021427

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The Boom Town Excerpt :

Compilation of fifteen articles on social and planning problems peculiar to boom towns.

Jazz Age Boomtown Book
Score: 5
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Jazz Age Boomtown


  • Author : Jerry Rodnitzky
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 0890967571

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Jazz Age Boomtown Excerpt :

Views of main streets, fires, floods, the circus, movie theaters, sporting events, schools, ranches, shops, and restaurantscapturing the essence of the boomtown atmosphere. Clemons, the town's only professional photographer and most eccentric resident, traveled to California, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska before returning to Texas in 1919 and settling in Breckenridge. His pictures reflect the transformation of rural to urban values in the early twentieth century.

Boom Town Boy Book

Boom Town Boy


  • Author : Lois Lenski
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1948
  • Genre: Boys
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002645243

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Boom Town Boy Excerpt :

The story of ten-year-old Orvie Robinson and the changes in his life when oil is discovered on the family farm.

Boomtown Book

Boomtown


  • Author : Lani Lynn Vale
  • Publisher : Dixie Wardens, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Boomtown Excerpt :

Her I wanted to have a pity party of one when I went for that beer. I never imagined I would meet a dark and dangerous man. That man took me on the wildest ride of my life. Literally and Figuratively. He quickly became my entire world. Him I didn't know I was looking for her. I saw her warming that bar stool and knew she would be mine. A man like me doesn't deserve the likes of her. But damned if I didn't take it. Her When we met for the first time we didn't know that we already had a connection. A cruel game was being played, and we didn't know the rules. Sam would save us, but at what cost? Sam was one of my main reasons for living. If he wasn't in this world anymore, would I still want to be a part of it?

Oil  Gas  and Crime Book

Oil Gas and Crime


  • Author : Rick Ruddell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-07-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137587145

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Oil Gas and Crime Excerpt :

This book addresses the causes of rising crime rates resulting from the rapid population growth and industrialization associated with natural resource extraction in rural communities. Ruddell describes the social problems emerging in these boomtowns, including increases in antisocial behavior, as well as property-related and violent crime, industrial mishaps and traffic collisions. Many of the victims of these crimes are already members of vulnerable or marginalized groups, including rural women, Indigenous populations, and young people. The quality of life in boomtowns also decreases due to environmental impacts, including air, water and noise pollution. Law enforcement agencies, courts, and correction facilities in boomtowns are often overwhelmed by the growing demand as these places are seldom able to manage the population growth. The key questions addressed here are: who should pay the costs of managing these booms, and how can we prepare communities to mitigate the worst effects of this growth and development and, ultimately, increase the quality of life for boomtown residents. An in-depth and timely study, this original work will be of great interest to scholars of violent crime, criminal justice, and corporate harm.