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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...

  • 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...

  • Hard Road Westby Keith Heyer Meldahl

    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...

  • 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...

  • It Happened in Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In this collection of articles describing the people, places, and folkways of southern Illinois, John W. Allen provides entertaining and informative glimpses into the region’s past. Included here are sketches of the early pioneering days when wolves were literally chased from the door, stories about the many Indian artifacts discovered among... more...

  • Legends and Lore of Southern Illinoisby John W. Allen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In the 1950s and ‘60s, John W. Allen told the people of southern Illinois about themselves—about their region, its history, and its folkways—in his series of newspaper articles, “It Happened in Southern Illinois.” Each installment of the series depicted a single item of interest—a town, a building, an enterprise,... more...

  • Global West, American Frontierby David M. Wrobel

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Looking at both European and American travelers? accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville?s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon?s Blue Highways , David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation?s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses... more...

  • November's Furyby Michael Schumacher

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The ultimate story of man versus nature, November?s Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over four days in 1913 when a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions became the deadliest in Great Lakes maritime history. Michael Schumacher brings this violent storm to terrifying life, from its first stirrings through its slow-mounting destructive... more...

  • Indiana Out Loudby Dan Carpenter

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 13.95

    Since 1976, Dan Carpenter?s writing has appeared in the pages of the Indianapolis Star as a police reporter, book critic, and renowned op-ed columnist. In writing for the state?s largest newspaper, Carpenter has covered the life and times of some notable Hoosiers, as well as serving as a voice for the disadvantaged, sometimes exasperating the Star?s... more...