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  • American Indians, the Irish, and Government Schoolingby Michael C. Coleman

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    For centuries American Indians and the Irish experienced assaults by powerful, expanding states, along with massive land loss and population collapse. In the early nineteenth century the U.S. government, acting through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), began a systematic campaign to assimilate Indians. more...

  • American Silenceby Zeese Papanikolas

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    In American Silence , a complement to his previous study Trickster in the Land of Dreams , Zeese Papanikolas investigates a number of significant American cultural artifacts and the lives of their makers. For Papanikolas, both the private failures and public successes of Clarence King, Henry Adams, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler,... more...

  • Andean Tragedyby William F. Sater

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 60.00

    The year 1879 marked the beginning of one of the longest, bloodiest conflicts of nineteenth-century Latin America. The War of the Pacific pitted Peru and Bolivia against Chile in a struggle initiated over a festering border dispute. The conflict saw Chile?s and Peru?s armored warships vying for control of sea lanes and included one of the first examples... more...

  • The Best of All Seasonsby Dan Aadland

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Since first learning to handle a Winchester .22 as a kid, Dan Aadland has exulted in hunting?not as a sport but as a calling. In this book he takes readers to Montana?s prairies and mountains in search of antelope, whitetail deer, moose, and the occasional upland bird as he vividly describes the rituals and camaraderie of hunting culture. more...

  • Bigger than Lifeby Dinah Lenney

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Nelson Gross led an outsized life?one in which he played many roles: father, brother, husband, politician, entrepreneur. When he was killed by a couple of teenagers in a botched abduction and robbery, the murder shook his family in predictable and terrible ways. more...

  • Branch Rickeyby Lee Lowenfish

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    He was not much of a player and not much more of a manager, but by the time Branch Rickey (1881?1965) finished with baseball, he had revolutionized the sport?not just once but three times. In this definitive biography of Rickey?the man sportswriters dubbed ?The Brain,? ?The Mahatma,? and, on occasion, ?El Cheapo??Lee Lowenfish tells the full and colorful... more...

  • The Cowboy Girlby John Clayton

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 21.95

    In 1901, Philadelphia's celebrity female journalist stepped off a train in Blackfoot, Montana, and into a world of living legends. The miners and frontiersmen, Indians and trappers that Caroline Lockhart met there inspired this beautiful, single, strong-willed woman to live a life she had only dreamed about in what remained of the Wild West. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indiansby David J. Wishart

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Until the last two centuries, the human landscapes of the Great Plains were shaped solely by Native Americans, and since then the region has continued to be defined by the enduring presence of its Indigenous peoples. The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians offers a sweeping overview, across time and space, of this story in 123 entries drawn from... more...

  • The Enigma Womanby Kathleen A. Cairns

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 25.95

    ?Crack shot.? ?Enigma woman.? ?Good with ponies and pistols.? ?A much-married woman.?. What if such an unconventional woman?and the press unanimously agreed that Nellie May Madison was indeed unconventional?were to get away with murder? Shortly after her husband?s bullet-riddled body was found in the couple?s Burbank apartment, police issued an all-points... more...

  • Foragers of the Terminal Pleistocene in North Americaby Renee B. Walker

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 59.95

    These essays cast new light on Paleoindians, the first settlers of North America. Recent research strongly suggests that big-game hunting was but one of the subsistence strategies the first humans in the New World employed and that they also relied on foraging and fishing. more...