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The complex history of America's westward development


An exploration of the innovations that have shaped the American West from Jefferson's election in 1800 to today, this groundbreaking book shines a light on the stories and places integral to the development of America. From land settlement to the politics that form with new cultures, The Light Shines from the West provides an insightful perspective of Western history, including innovation in business, ranching, and farming, education, politics, and medicine. Robert C. Baron has been joined by five others in writing this important book. Contributors include Elizabeth Darby, Page Lambert, Dr. Bruce Paton, Daniel Wildcat, and Donald A. Yale..

The Light Shines from the West A Western Perspective on the Growth of America

  • Robert C. Baron is a historian, scientist, and the author or contributor to 30 books. He was program manager for the Mariner 2 (Venus) and the Mariner 4 (Mars) onboard space computers. In 1971, he founded Prime Computer, which became one of the Fortune 500 largest American companies, and was its chief executive officer. He is the founder of Fulcrum Publishing, Films by Fulcrum, the International League of Conservation Writers, and the 3rd Third, an educational program for older Americans.Charlotte and Bob Baron are the 2018 recipients of the Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community by the Authors Guild Foundation.

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