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- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.89
Drawing on fresh archaeological evidence, recent research on topics ranging from survival rates to snowfall totals, and heartbreaking letters and diaries made public by descendants a century-and-a-half after the tragedy, Ethan Rarick offers an intimate portrait of the Donner party and their unimaginable ordeal: a mother who must divide her family,... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 63.00 US$ 53.55
Although Mexico lost its northern territories to the United States in 1848, battles over property rights and ownership have remained intense. This turbulent, vividly narrated story of the Maxwell Land Grant, a single tract of 1.7 million acres in northeastern New Mexico, shows how contending groups reinterpret the meaning of property to uphold their... more...
- Utah State University Press 2005; US$ 16.95
Highway 12 is undoubtedly one of not only America's but the world's most scenic highways. From its intersection on the west with Highway 89 south of Panguitch, Utah, it runs up through Red Canyon onto the Paunsagunt Plateau and across Bryce Canyon National Park. It then drops into the Paria River Valley, passes through several tiny villages, crosses... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 60.00
?Documented historical record and personal narrative drawn from letters and diaries of immigrants themselves are juxtaposed to form an authentic and rounded picture of this aspect of Mormon life and development up to the turn of the century.??Library Journal?A highly readable treatment of a special yet fascinating chapter in the building of America,... more...
Brigham Young, the Quorum of the Twelve, and the Latter-Day Saint Investigation of the Mountain Meadows MassacreUtah State University Press 2007; US$ 7.00
On September 11, 1857, a wagon train of emigrants passing through the Utah Territory on their way to California were massacred at Mountain Meadows. Although today?s historians agree that the principal perpetrators were members of the Mormon militia in southern Utah, how much the central Mormon leadership, especially Brigham Young at the top, knew... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 26.95
One hundred miles south of Albuquerque, two parallel chains of mountains isolate a 120-mile jumble of black rock, dry lake beds, flesh-colored sand, and desolation. This is the Jornada del Muerto , the Journey of the Dead. So named because of a particular death centuries ago, this desert has witnessed many tales of loss and destruction. Alan Boye... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
The remarkable story of a teacher who ran a grassroots campaign for Congress . . . from her sixth-grade classroom ?You can?t run for office in this country unless you?re a millionaire or you know a lot of millionaires.? This offhand remark from one of her sixth-grade students dismayed public school teacher Tierney Cahill. When she told the kids that... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 26.00
Johnny Rico is back. After risking his life as an Afghanistan stop-loss soldier, an experience he described in the cult phenomenon Blood Makes the Grass Grow Green , he now dares to embed himself on both sides of America?s most dangerous domestic conflict?the war for and against illegal immigration?in an exhilarating new exercise in immersion... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
The beloved author of Refuge , Terry Tempest Williams is one of the country?s most eloquent and imaginative writers. The desert is her blood. In this potent collage of stories, essays, and testimony, Red makes a stirring case for the preservation of America?s Redrock Wilderness in the canyon country of southern Utah. As passionate as she is... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America?ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock?relinquish their stories and offer profound insights into our history. In an age when even meals are rarely made from scratch,... more...