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- University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 67.50
The Byronic Hero was first published in 1962. This study of the origins and development of the Romantic hero through its apogee in the works of Byron critically examines the major Romantic heroes of comparative literature and places them in the wider perspective of history. Professor Thorslev devotes the first part of his discussion to the cultural... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel writer during his lifetime. In Across the Plains, Stevenson recounts his experiences traveling in the United States in a series of fascinating and detailed... more...
- The Floating Press 1847; US$ 3.99
Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt... more...
- The Floating Press 1907; US$ 3.99
Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 5.99
Gain an intimate understanding of one of the key figures in American history in this detailed biography of Thomas Jefferson. It is virtually impossible to overstate the influence that Jefferson exerted during and after the formation of the United States, ranging from his stint as president to his formation of the American system of higher education... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Although Sierra Club founder and important early environmentalist John Muir was born in Scotland, he spent much of his life traipsing through the wonders of the American wilderness -- and fighting to protect what he regarded as the country's greatest resource. This engaging autobiography tells the tale of how Muir made his way to the United States... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Through a striking set of coincidences and circumstances, Scottish-born naturalist John Muir emerged as a powerful voice advocating for a renewed connection with nature and the preservation of America's natural resources and forests. In this collection of stirring essays and observations, Muir recounts the factors that spurred his affinity for... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 60.00
Together, using her journal and his sketches from a winter's journey on Gunflint Lake in northern Minnesota, the Jaqueses produced this delightful book, first published in 1944 and now reissued in its original format. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a "boy extra," a bullwhacker, cattle driver, hunter, and an American Indian fighter on the Great Plains of the 1850s, all before becoming a teenager. He claimed to have killed nearly 5,000 buffalo to supply construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. In time, trading on his fame as Buffalo... more...