Silk and Cactus is the remarkable story of a young man who seemed destine to migrate from London to Salt Lake City in the 1800s to build the world renown Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ. Along the way, he and his wife nearly circumnavigated the globe, mined gold in Australia, buried their second and third child in California, and participated in the Utah War. The Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ was a cultural wonder in the untamed American West.
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Kenneth Gray wrote his Master’s thesis in political science on utopian political literature and his Ph.D. dissertation on Interior Department policy. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1976 and also holds a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Utah. He was employed by the Interior Department writing socioeconomic sections of environmental impact statements for proposed developments on western land and served in a similar position in private industry. He worked for several years as a supervising labor market economist for the state of Utah but left government employment to become a principal consultant for a Fortune 50™ company.
Other works by Kenneth Gray include Reinventing the Middle Class, a weekly newspaper column that deals with current economic and political conditions in the American West; The Rock That Burns, a novel about oil shale development as an alternative to dependence on imports, and Grand Council: Revolution on the Great American Indian Reservations, a novel about Native American civil rights and the role of the Interior Department in the development of the American West.
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Book Description Lamplight Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111886662126