A Pictorial History of the Bend Country by Elsie Horn Williams and Jim Crowell
Date read: 15 January – 05 February 2016
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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Hardback, 223 pages
Published 1998 [Rev., 2nd ed. cover title: The Bend Country: Past to Present] by The Donning Company Publishers
Source: Central Oregon Community College Barber Library [F 884 .B38 W54 1998]
I enjoyed this well enough; it had its moments. To either side of the pendulum. I learned a few things about Bend I hadn’t known and had a few others reinforced.
- I. 1825-1877
- II. 1877-1900
- III. 1900-1904
- IV. 1904-1911
- V. 1911-1915
- VI. 1915-1920
- VII. 1920-1933
- VIII. 1933-1950
- IX. 1950-1970
- X. 1970-1983
- XI. 1984-1998*
- Author Biographies
* Rev., 2nd ed. Ch. XI 1984-1998 (c)1998 by Jim Crowell. 1st ed. was 1983.
This is book of photos of the Bend area and its residents, along with captions providing context, divided up into chronological order. The photos within sections—and even across once or twice—are a bit looser.
Recommended if you are interested in Bend history. Not exactly a history as such but it is captioned historical photos.
[Of interest to no one except other book metadata geeks]
As a cataloger, let me say that this book is a mess! It does not help that the work itself doesn’t do the best job of representing itself, at least in the rev. 2nd edition I have at hand. There are records for both editions in Worldcat but the title is clearly different in the newer one. Or is it? The title page still says “A pictorial history of the Bend Country,” which according to the records should be the title of the first edition. But clearly on the cover, the spine, and the dust jacket of this edition it says the title is: “The Bend Country: Past to Present.” Title page verso has LC CIP which has the title as “Bend: a pictorial history.” Considering we use the title page as our main source it is correct. The MARC record does have an alternate title for the cover title. Still. Publishers you need to understand how things are cataloged if you want to rename works. Or generally.