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Pilgrim in the Palace of Words

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: Ride the High Country or "They Went Thataway"; Cowboy Codes: Straight & Pure & All Boy; When We were Young: Nostalgia & the Cowboy Hero; Arms & the Man: The Friendly Gun; Give Me My Boots & Saddles: Camp Cowboy; Tall in the Saddle: Romance on the Range; White Hats & White Heroes: Who Is That Other Guy?; Virgin Land: Landscape, Nature, & Masculinity; Corporate Cowboys & the Shaping of a Nation; Postscript - The Frontiersman (1938); List of Films Mentioned; References; Index.

About the Author

Glenn Dixon has published travel articles in major publications such as National Geographic, the New York Post, The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, and Psychology Today. An expert on language with an M.A. in socio-linguistics, he is currently a language consultant with the Calgary Board of Education. He lives in Calgary.


"Pilgrim in the Palace of Words works as classic travel literature. As a bonus, it's also a fascinating take on how languages mould and inform societies." -- Winnipeg Free Press Jan 2010 "Pilgrim in the Palace of Words is certainly defined more by Dixon's first-person experiences, chance encounters and dialogue with strangers than academic theories" Calgary Herald Jan 2010 "Pilgrim in the Palace of Words is immensely appealing to anyone with a yearning to travel, an interest in the world's diverse cultures and a love of words. And there is enough adventure to satisfy even the most critical of armchair travelers." Chronicle-Herald March 2010 "Pilgrim in the Palace of Words is a book that makes linguistics an enjoyable read by tying the author's own experiences together. From a nightmare at airport security to walking through ancient footsteps of civilizations long gone but not forgotten." - GAP Adventure Travel Blog April 2010

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