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- Skyhorse Publishing 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...
- 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...
- Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 12.95
Notorious for his widely publicized bank and train robberies, Jesse James will forever be known as the American outlaw and gang leader. James began his infamous career during the Civil War, as part of a group of Confederate guerrilla fighters in his native state of Missouri. But as the war ended, James turned his life toward crime and soon became... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95
Critics have called David Lavender a "master storyteller" ( Library Journal ), his prose "virile, disciplined, yet personal" ( New York Times ), and his book "a balanced, learned, and lively history of an epochal human exploit" ( Choice ). Lavender sets the stage with a lucid account of the imperial rivalries between England, Spain, France, and... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.00
During the depression days of the early 1930s the Jordan family?Len Jordan (later governor of Idaho and a United States senator), his wife Grace, and their three small children?moved to an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon, the deepest scratch on the face of North America. "Cut off from the world for months at a... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95
The classic account of one man?s journey into the wild American frontier. In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to experience the untamed regions of America, to acquaint himself with the wild mountain men in the Rockies, and to visit the surviving Indian tribes before all were absorbed by... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.32
From droving to driving, heilan coos to long horns, "Highland Cowboys" explores the links between the two cattle cultures of Scotland and America through music, song, dance, and folklore. The vast number of Scots who emigrated to North America, whether through forcible eviction during the Highland Clearances or voluntarily in the hope of a better... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 26.25
This invaluable book is essential reading for all railway modellers, whatever their level of expertise. The author provides an overall understanding of the purpose of making buildings for a model railway and covers their construction, their positioning and how to light them.Topics covered include railway and non-railway buildings, explaining how the... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95
"Particularly valuable for Ronda's inclusion of pertinent background information about the various tribes and for his ethnological analysis. An appendix also places the Sacagawea myth in its proper perspective. Gracefully written, the book bridges the gap between academic and general audiences."? Choice more...