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  • New Harmony, Indianaby Jane Blaffer Owen; Nancy Mangum McCaslin; John Philip Newell; J. Pittman McGehee; Jane Dale Owen; Anne Dale Owen

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    For nearly seven decades, Jane Blaffer Owen was the driving force behind the restoration and revitalization of the town of New Harmony, Indiana. In this delightful memoir, Blaffer Owen describes the transformational effect the town had on her life. An oil heiress from Houston, she met and married Kenneth Dale Owen, great-great-grandson of Robert Owen,... more...

  • Blood on the Bayouby Donald S. Frazier

    State House/McWhiney Foundation Press 2015; Not Available

    Blood on the Bayou:  Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and the Trans-Mississippi takes a well-known story, the struggle for control of the Mississippi River in the American Civil War, and recasts it as a contest for control of African-American populations.  The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the task of actually moving these liberated... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3by Kenneth L. Holmes; Susan Armitage

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    The wagon trains to California greatly decreased in 1851 as reports of deadly cholera on the trail the year before and strikeouts in gold prospecting became known. Those who did go west?about 2,160 men and 1,440 women?tended toward Oregon's rich Willamette Valley because of a new federal land law that awarded a husband and wife a full section. Volume... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 7by Kenneth L. Holmes; Shirley Anne Leckie

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    Some of the women traveling west in the late 1850s were strong advocates of equal rights for their sex. On the trail, Julia Archibald Holmes and Hannah Keziah Clapp sensibly wore the ?freedom costume? called bloomers. In 1858 Holmes joined the Pikes Peak gold rush and was the first woman of record to climb the famous mountain.   Educator Hannah... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 8by Kenneth L. Holmes; Maria Montoya

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources.   Introducing this Bison Books edition is Maria Montoya, an assistant professor of history and an assistant professor in the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan.... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 9by Kenneth L. Holmes; Sherry L. Smith

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources.   An associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University, Sherry L. Smith is the author of The View from Officers? Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians. more...

  • Great Lakes Suiteby David W. McFadden

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 19.95

    Specially revised and available in one complete volume, Great Lakes Suite records three trips around Lakes Erie, Huron, and Ontario. more...

  • Geschichte des Westensby Heinrich August Winkler

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 22.87

    Seit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges ist die Welt nicht übersichtlicher und auch nicht friedlicher geworden. Die Erweiterung und Krise der Europäischen Union, der 11. September, die Kriege in Afghanistan und Irak, die globale Finanzkrise, der ?arabische Frühling?, der Konflikt um die Ukraine und die Bedrohung durch den ?Islamischen Staat? ? das sind nur... more...

  • On the Edge of the Wildby Stephen Bodio; Paula Young Lee

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95

    “This book is a collage in essays about the kind of life I found worth living so far,? writes author Stephen J. Bodio. On the Edge of the Wild is a stunning collection that shares Bodio?s love for the country, wilderness, literature, and much more. With compelling stories about moving to Montana, treasured shotguns, and his absolute love of cooking,... more...

  • Life on the Ohioby James Coomer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an hour, he took his first smell of diesel fuel and knew he was hooked. Life on the Ohio puts the reader in the pilot's seat as Coomer wrestles with runaway barges, navigates through ice and fog, pacifies angry crew members, and contends with the loneliness... more...