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- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 17.95
Thanks to conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts, Boston-area hiking opportunities are vast and abundant. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Boston guides hikers on routes trodden by the likes of Wampanoag warrior King Phillip and his colonial adversaries, Concord's Henry David Thoreau, Mason Walton - the hermit of Ravenswood, and countless farmers and... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00
In a field where primary sources are thin and difficult, Abandoning America is an excellent tool for reference and research. The book is fully annotated and offers a substantial introduction providing for further historical context. more...
- TwoDot 2009; US$ 15.99
M. Mark Miller is a fifth-generation Montanan who grew up on a ranch in southwest Montana 90 miles from Yellowstone Park. His interest in early park travel began when he was a small boy listening to his grandmother?s tales of baking bread in geysers and tossing red flannels into Old Faithful so it?s next eruption would be tinted pink. ... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95
"In this well-written monograph Paula M. Nelson tells the story of the settlement of 'west river country,' that part of South Dakota west of the Missouri River....Nelson's major contribution is her reconstruction of the social life of this generation of settlers....Nelson is particularly sensitive to the experience of pioneer women, both those who... 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. Her perceptive,... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 139.95
A fascinating story of the 101 Ranch, from its early formation until its termination in 1939. This study documents the dream to reality perseverance of ranch founder George Washington Miller and how he turned a worthless property into a small, self-sufficient city and in the process contributed to major innovations in farming and ranching that... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Anne Hutchinson, America's first female religious leader and one of the best-known women in colonial history, emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony from England in 1634 with her husband and 11 children. Charismatic and exceptionally well educated for a woman of her time, Hutchinson was banned from Massachusetts after publicly criticizing the... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
Having pulled off the incredible feat of traveling the entire world -- largely by train -- in the span of seven months, author Charles J. Gillis undertakes another ambitious journey in Another Summer. This epic tour involves Alaska, Yellowstone, and much of the Pacific Northwest. Gillis' complicated itinerary and soul-stirring descriptions of the... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Iowa has the reputation of being one big corn field, so you may be surprised to learn it boasts a rich crop of recorded archaeological sites as well?approximately 27,000 at last count. Some are spectacular, such as the one hundred mounds at Sny Magill in Effigy Mounds National Monument, while others consist of old abandoned farmsteads or small scatters... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
?Nathaniel Philbrick has written a gem of a book. Away Off Shore is meticulously detailed, filled with fine anecdotes, and a fascinating look at a fascinating place.? ?H. G. Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights ? Away Off Shore doesn?t recount more of the same heroic stories we?ve all heard about early Nantucketers . . . Instead the author... more...