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- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 14.95
"In the figure of the old-time gamblin? man and cold killer, John Myers has found a subject perfectly suited to his talents and his methods. . . . The result is a solid though lively biography. . . . As for the general reader, interested in the old West, he?ll eat this up and beg for more."? San Francisco Chronicle more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
Housewives hung wet sheets and blankets over windows and struggled to seal every crack with gummed paper strips. A man avoided shaking hands because the static electricity generated from a dust storm might knock his greeter flat. Children's tears turned to mud. Dead cattle, when pried open, were found filled with pounds of gut-clogging dirt. The... more...
- Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 6.99
Here is the best-selling history of an American city like no other -- and of the vibrant people who built it.The Yankees who came west to gamble fortunes on the Board of Trade, the Swifts and Amours, Fields and McCormicks, and the new immigrants who worked in their stockyards, stores and railroads -- together and at odds they built Chicago out of the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00
Detroit?s industrial health has long been crucial to the American economy. Today?s troubles notwithstanding, Detroit has experienced multiple periods of prosperity, particularly in the second half of the eighteenth century, when the city was the center of the thriving fur trade. Its proximity to the West as well as its access to the Great Lakes and... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99
Guiding readers through this labyrinth of hearsay, rumor, and myth, this is the first book to tell the whole story of Colter and his legend, examining everything that is known?or supposedly known?about Colter and showing how historians have tried in vain to get back to Colter the man, finding instead an enigma they cannot unravel. more...
- Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99
Good Eating's Cheap Eats in Chicago is an extensive insider's guide to the most affordable ethnic and traditional American restaurants, from burger joints and brew pubs to Asian fusion and Middle Eastern cuisine. Handpicked from across the city and its suburbs by the award-winning food writers at the Chicago Tribune. more...
- 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...