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- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95
From real, larger-than-life showmen like Buffalo Bill to silver-screen gunslingers like John Wayne, the cowboy has become an international symbol of honor, adventure, valor, daring, and courage. The era of the cowboy lasted from roughly just before the Civil War to the turn of the century, but it created some of the most enduring and popular names... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.95
?You?ll never understand America until you?ve driven Route 66?that?s old Route 66?all the way,? a truck driver in California once said to author Rick Antonson. ?It?s the most famous highway in the world.? With some determination, grit, and a good sense of direction, one can still find and drive on 90 percent of the original Route 66 today. This... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2009; US$ 24.95
Jesse Ventura has had many lives?as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone? , were both national bestsellers. Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! is the story of his controversial gubernatorial years and his life since deciding... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00
In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. Lured by the promise of riches, thousands of settlers left behind the forests, rain, and fertile soil of the eastern United States in favor of the rough-hewn lands of the American West. The dramatic terrain they struggled to cross is... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.99
This is a reinterpretation of the political and intellectual history of Puritan Massachusetts, envisioning the Bay colony as a 17th-century one-party state. The author argues that ideologies, as well as ideological politics, are produced by self-conscious and class-conscious thinkers. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95
From its birth as interdependent towns on the Missouri River frontier to its emergence as a metropolis straddling two states, Omaha?Council Bluffs has been one of the great urban construction projects in the nation?s history. Upstream Metropolis provides the first comprehensive history of this unique urban region that ranks 60th among the 370 major... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 25.00
When Canoe Country and Snowshoe Country were first published, in 1938 and 1944, respectively, readers were charmed by their loving portrayal of the wilderness of northern Minnesota. Florence Page Jaques and her husband, Francis Lee Jaques, became celebrated champions of the Boundary Waters and its majestic environs. Now, for the first time, these classics... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1992; US$ 51.00
After a brief taste of urban life, and convinced that nothing equaled the formidable challenge of life in the heart of the vast woods, Peter M. Leschak returned to northern Minnesota. Letters from Side Lake chronicles the marvelous range of adventures and reflections?described with thoughtfulness and humor?springing from his pioneer-like existence.... more...