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- TwoDot 2008; US$ 11.99
From Jedediah Smith?s final fight to an unlikely flash flood in the desert, It Happened on the Santa Fe Trail gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from one of America?s most historically important trails, the artery that opened the Southwest to settlement. Find out how Colonel Kit Carson survived the Battle of Adobe... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99
From the story of Rhode Island's first colonist (who contrary to your elementary-school history book wasn't Roger Williams) to the revolutionary precursors to the Boston Tea Party to the wedding of Jack and Jackie Kennedy, It Happened in Rhode Island captures some the great events in American History and the history of the small, but fascinating,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99
Originally published in 1926, this biography tells the rousing tale of Billy the Kid, once of the most well known outlaws in the Old West. The Saga of Billy the Kid focuses on a period of time where two dangerous gangs tore a bloody path across Lincoln, New Mexico. After being shot to death in 1881 by the intrepid Lincoln County sheriff Pat Garret,... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00
Russell R. Elliott is the author of Nevada's Twentieth-Century Mining Boom , and William D. Rowley is the author of U.S. Forest Service Grazing and Rangelands: A History . Elliott is a professor emeritus of history and Rowley a professor of history at the University of Nevada-Reno. more...
- Good Night Books 2015; US$ 2.99
Many of North America?s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent?s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions and rhythmic language guides children... more...
- NYU Press 2008; US$ 23.80
Winner of the 2009 Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Migrant Imaginaries explores the transnational movements of Mexican migrants in pursuit of labor and civil rights in the United States from the 1920s onward. Working through key historical moments such as the 1930s,... more...
- Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95
At 3:17 p.m. on March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak beneath the London Junior-Senior High School in the oil boomtown of New London, Texas, created a lethal mixture of gas and oxygen in the school?s basement. The odorless, colorless gas went undetected until the flip of an electrical switch triggered a colossal blast. The two-story school, one of the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 72.99
What images come to mind when you think of Las Vegas? Mobsters and showgirls, magicians and tigers, multimillion-dollar poker games and prizefights; towering signboards that light up the night in front of ever more spectacular casino hotels. But real people live here, too--over a million today, two million tomorrow. Greater Las Vegas... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 72.00
Why do nearly five million people travel to the Grand Canyon each year? Mark Neumann answers this question with a book as compelling as the panoramic vistas of the canyon. In On the Rim, he describes how the Grand Canyon became an internationally renowned tourist attraction and cultural icon, and delves into the meanings the place holds for the individuals... more...