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  • Japanese American Celebration and Conflictby Lon Kurashige

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Do racial minorities in the United States assimilate to American values and institutions, or do they retain ethnic ties and cultures? In exploring the Japanese American experience, Lon Kurashige recasts this tangled debate by examining what assimilation and ethnic retention have meant to a particular community over a long period of time. more...

  • The Culture Brokerby Margaret Leslie Davis

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    Franklin Murphy? It's not a name that is widely known; even during his lifetime the public knew little of him. But for nearly thirty years, Murphy was the dominant figure in the cultural development of Los Angeles. Behind the scenes, Murphy used his role as confidant, family friend, and advisor to the founders and scions of some of America's greatest... 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

    California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...

  • Four Quarters of Lightby Brian Keenan

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Frommer's Seattle 2010by Karl Samson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 17.99

    Completely updated every year, Frommer's Seattle features 16 pages of gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. Our expert author has combed the city looking for the best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife spots, and has created detailed walking tours to take you through some of the city’s most famous neighborhoods.... 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...