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  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Connecticut Historyby Ray Bendici

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    A delightfully wicked look at the badly behaved characters who shaped the history of Connecticut throughtheir deeds and misdeeds.   Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Connecticut History features fifteen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 18.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco is the urban manual to the city that no San Franciscan should be without. This map-based guidebook organizes the city into forty mapped neighborhoods, and marks each map with user-friendly icons locating all of the essential services and entertainment hotspots. From post offices, libraries, restaurants,... more...

  • Taming the Elephantby John F. Burns; Richard J. Orsi

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Taming the Elephant is the last of four volumes in the distinguished California History Sesquicentennial Series, an outstanding compilation of original essays by leading historians and writers. These topical, interrelated volumes reexamine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. General themes run through... more...

  • Boom and Bust in the Alaska Goldfieldsby Steven C. Levi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    In this lively narrative, Steven C. Levi captures the color and the riches of the Alaska Gold Rush with legendary characters from E.T. Barnette, who founded his own city (Fairbanks), established his own bank (Washington Alaska), and then absconded with every dime in the vault to George Hinton Henry, the father of Alaska journalism, who was run out... more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From 1994 to 2004 Kevin Starr served as State Librarian for California. He now teaches at the University of Southern California. His writings have earned him the National Medal of the Arts, the Centennial Medal of the Harvard Graduate School, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and election to the Society of American Historians. From the Hardcover edition.... more...

  • Four Quarters of Lightby Brian Keenan

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 14.00

    Brian Keenan's fascination with Alaska began as a small boy choosing his first library book in a Belfast school. The book was Jack London's wondrous Call of the Wild . And it has permeated Keenan's life ever since. A short visit to Fairbanks several years ago was enough to seal his connection with the place and he resolved to return. Last year he... more...

  • Desperate Passageby Ethan Rarick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 15.99

    In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive... more...

  • Tide, Feather, Snowby Miranda Weiss

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    "Miranda Weiss's Tide, Feather, Snow is beautifully poetic, her observations are expansive, and the pace and rhythm in which she writes are perfect.? ? Lynne Cox, author of Grayson and Swimming to Antarctica " Tide, Feather, Snow is about the resplendence and subtleties of coastal Alaska, and about one woman?s attempt to be fully present... more...

  • Rock, Water, Wildby Nancy Lord

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    For Nancy Lord, what began as a yearning for adventure and a childhood fascination with a wild and distant land culminated in a move to Alaska in the early 1970s. Here she discovered the last place in America “big and wild enough to hold the intact landscapes and the dreams that are so absent today from almost everywhere else.” In Rock, Water,... more...

  • The Pacific Northwestby Raymond D. Gastil; Barnett Singer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    The Pacific Northwest--for the purposes of this book mostly Oregon and Washington--has sometimes been seen as lacking significant cultural history. Home to idyllic environmental wonders, the region has been plagued by the notion that the best and brightest often left in search of greater things, that the mainstream world was thousands of miles away--or... more...