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  • The Dalton Brothersby An Eye Witness

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Being an outlaw in the Old West was a dangerous, grisly business?twenty-three gunshot wounds and living to tell the tale, falling out of a moving train, decapitation due to a hanging gone wrong, life on the lam, horse thievery, illegal alcohol trade, and more. This new volume collects two long out-of-print classic works? The Dalton Brothers and... more...

  • How the Irish Won the Westby Myles Dungan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Here is the full story of the Irish immigrants and their decedents whose hard work helped make the West what it is today. Learn about the Irish members of the Donner party, forced to consume human flesh to survive the winter; mountain men like Thomas Fitzpatrick, who discovered the South Pass through the Rockies; Ellen “Nellie” Cashman,... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago 2014by Not for Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2013; US$ 21.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to Chicago divides Chi-Town into sixty mapped neighborhoods. Every map is dotted with user-friendly NFT icons that plot the nearest essential services and entertainment locations, while providing important information on things like kid-friendly activities, public transportation, restaurants, bars, and Chicago?s art... more...

  • The Cowboyby Philip Ashton Rollins

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Although the American cowboy has long been a favorite subject for novelists, filmmakers, and illustrators, too often the picture they paint bears little relation to reality. Philip Ashton Rollins, who lived in the West on and off between 1892 and 1924, set out to create a more accurate portrait of this enduring icon. Based on what he himself witnessed,... more...

  • Maria's Journeyby Ramon Arredondo; Trisha Hull Arredondo

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 14.95

    Born into the Mexican Revolution, Maria Perez entered an arranged marriage at age fourteen to Miguel Arredondo. The couple and their tiny daughter immigrated to the United States in the 1920s, living in a boxcar while Miguel worked for a Texas railroad and eventually settling in East Chicago, Indiana, where Miguel worked for Inland Steel. Their story... more...

  • A History of the City of Cairo, Illinoisby John M. Lansden; Clyde C Walton

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Long out of print and much sought after by collectors, Lansden?s classic 1910 his­tory of Cairo remains valuable for the early history of the city. Its reprinting here, with a new Foreword by Clyde C. Walton, former Illinois State Historian, thus makes available again one of the finest examples of local history ever written, stressing as it... more...

  • Chicago's Greatest Year, 1893by Joseph Gustaitis

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    In 1893, the 27.5 million visitors to the Chicago World’s Fair feasted their eyes on the impressive architecture of the White City, lit at night by thousands of electric lights. In addition to marveling at the revolutionary exhibits, most visitors discovered something else: beyond the fair’s 633 acres lay a modern metropolis that rivaled... more...

  • Crusade Against Slaveryby Kurt E. Leichtle; Bruce Carveth

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Edward Coles was a wealthy heir to a central Virginia plantation, an ardent emancipator, the second governor of Illinois, the loyal personal secretary to President James Madison, and a close antislavery associate of Thomas Jefferson. Yet never before has a full-length book detailed his remarkable life story and his role in the struggle to free all... more...

  • From Slave to State Legislatorby David A Joens

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    As the first African American elected to the Illinois general assembly, John W. E. Thomas was the recognized leader of the state’s African American community for nearly twenty years and laid the groundwork for the success of future black leaders in Chicago politics. Despite his key role in the passage of Illinois’ first civil rights act... more...

  • Grant Parkby Dennis H Cremin

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    On November 4, 2008, when president-elect Barack Obama celebrated his victory with more than one hundred thousand supporters in Chicago, everyone knew where to meet. Long considered the showplace and cultural center of Chicago, Grant Park has been the site of tragedy and tension, as well success and joy. In addition to serving as the staging... more...