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  • Lewis and Clark for Kidsby Janis Herbert

    Chicago Review Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    Join Meriwether Lewis and William Clark?s Corps of Discovery as they navigate the muddy Missouri River and begin a great adventure set against the background of the vast North American continent. Lewis and Clark for Kids takes children from President Jefferson?s vision of an exploratory mission across a continent full of unique plants and animals... more...

  • Chicagoby Dominic A. Pacyga

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Chicago has been called by many names. Nelson Algren declared it a ?City on the Make.? Carl Sandburg dubbed it the ?City of Big Shoulders.? Upton Sinclair christened it ?The Jungle,? while New Yorkers, naturally, pronounced it ?the Second City.? At last there is a book for all of us, whatever we choose to call Chicago. In this magisterial biography,... more...

  • Distinguished Serviceby Thomas C Reeves

    Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 45.00

    Walter J. Kohler, Jr. was one of Wisconsin's best governors. Elected three times, he played a role in the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower to the presidency in 1952 and was known to be an administration favorite. Kohler's challenge was to unite moderate Republicans, who backed Ike, with a Far Right that fervently supported Senator Joe McCarthy.... more...

  • The Great Chicago Fire of 1871by Paul Bennie

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    What really happened in Mrs. O'Leary's barn that autumn night in Chicago? Though no one knows for sure, what is certain is someone, or something, ignited a load of hay on fire, and the city of Chicago would never be the same. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 raged for more than 24 hours, obliterating the downtown and sparking a mass exodus to... more...

  • Cowboyby Rocco Wachman; Matthew A. Pellegrini

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.49

    The ultimate guide to living like a great American icon, Cowboy by Rocco Wachman?celebrity host of CMT?s popular ?Cowboy U??is an essential manual of cowboy culture, cowboy living, and cowboy lore, ideal for the city slicker who?s enamored by all things wild and western. more...

  • Across the Plainsby Robert Louis Stevenson

    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...

  • Minnesota 101by Jan Matthews; Katie Dohman; Amanda Fretheim Gates; Kristal Leebrick; Ruth Weleczki

    MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2010; US$ 9.99

    Jan Matthews is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience as a writer and editor for national consumer and trade publications. Katie Dohman is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to such publications as Mpls.St.Paul Magazine , Mpls.St.Paul Weddings , and Maui No Ka Oi Magazine . She lives in St. Paul,... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    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 Clamorgansby Julie Winch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 35.99

    The historian Julie Winch uses her sweeping, multigenerational history of the unforgettable Clamorgans to chronicle how one family navigated race in America from the 1780s through the 1950s. What she discovers overturns decades of received academic wisdom. Far from an impermeable wall fixed by whites, race opened up a moral gray zone that enterprising... more...

  • Summer of Shadowsby Jonathan Knight

    Clerisy Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Summer of Shadows is an intertwining narrative that tells the story of the 1954 Cleveland Indians (which would etch itself in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in MLB history) and the infamous murder of the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard in their home along the shore of Lake Eriewhich held both the city and the nation spellbound that summer.... more...