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- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95
A Bride Goes West is new and fresh because it is impregnated with a just sense of values about life. When Nannie Tiffany of West Virginia married Walt Alderson, who'd already been on the cattle trail for years, in 1882, they went to Montana to start a little ranch. There's plenty about ranching in this book but what is most valuable is about life,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2000; US$ 29.95
Iowa has more than eighteen thousand archaeological sites, and research in the past few decades has transformed our knowledge of the state's human past. Examining the projectile points, potsherds, and patterns that make up the archaeological record, Lynn Alex describes the nature of the earliest settlements in Iowa, the development of farming cultures,... more...
- Roberts Rinehart 2002; US$ 9.99
A regional pioneer of photojournalism, Jack Richard photographed in the Yellowstone area from the 1940s to the 1980s, where his crisp, superbly posed images captured the Western way of life. This book presents more than 150 black and white photographs, from stunning landscapes to tender portraits, and chronicles the American West from the end of... more...
- Utah State University Press 1995; US$ 20.95
Mexican Americans make up the largest minority in Idaho, yet they seemingly live in a different world from the dominant Anglo population, and because of pervasive stereotypes and exclusive policies, their participation in the community's social, economic, and political life is continually impeded. This unique ethnographic study of a small Idaho... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 19.95
Weary from the journalistic treadmill of "going from one assignment to the next, like an itinerant fieldworker moving to his harvests" and healing from a divorce, Douglas Bauer decided it was time to return to his hometown. Back in Prairie City, he helped on his father's farm, scooped grains at the Co-op, and tended bar at the Cardinal. The resultant... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 44.95
Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa?s history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 19.95
In 1949, Iowa farm wife Evelyn Birkby began to write a weekly column entitled “Up a Country Lane” for the Shenandoah Evening Sentinel , now called the Valley News . Sixty-three years, one Royal typewriter, and five computers later, she is still creating a weekly record of the lives and interests of her family, friends, and neighbors.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 35.00
In these images, Craig and Nadine Blacklock have captured the essence of Duluth?the bedrock on which it is built; the waters that flow through it; the great lake at its base; the glowing wildflowers and stately trees that give it life. The photographs in The Duluth Portfolio will refresh memories and inspire Duluthians and visitors alike to explore... more...