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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • Across the Plainsby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel writer during his lifetime. In Across the Plains, Stevenson recounts his experiences traveling in the United States in a series of fascinating and detailed... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    The Floating Press 1847; US$ 3.99

    Take a trip back in time on the Oregon Trail. This series of non-fiction essays from Francis Parkman details life on the nineteenth-century American frontier, detailing the summer a young Parkman traveled through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas. Along the way, the author spent time hunting and fishing, as well as participating in a buffalo hunt... more...

  • The Story of the Outlawby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 3.99

    Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson: The Apostle of Americanismby Gilbert Chinard

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Gain an intimate understanding of one of the key figures in American history in this detailed biography of Thomas Jefferson. It is virtually impossible to overstate the influence that Jefferson exerted during and after the formation of the United States, ranging from his stint as president to his formation of the American system of higher education... more...

  • The Archaeological Guide to Iowaby William E. Whittaker; Lynn M. Alex; Mary De La Garza

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    William E. Whittaker is a research archaeologist at the Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa. The author of many scholarly articles on Iowa archaeology and history, he is also the editor of Frontier Forts of Iowa (Iowa, 2009) and the Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society . Thousands of his photographs of the remains of small... more...

  • Passing of the Frontierby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Midwesterner Emerson Hough nurtured a life-long interest in the Wild West, and after receiving his law degree, he set up shop as an attorney in a rural town in New Mexico. Based on his experiences in the region, he penned a series of histories of the Old West. This volume contains a series of insightful essays about the meaning of the frontier and... more...

  • Steep Trailsby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Through a striking set of coincidences and circumstances, Scottish-born naturalist John Muir emerged as a powerful voice advocating for a renewed connection with nature and the preservation of America's natural resources and forests. In this collection of stirring essays and observations, Muir recounts the factors that spurred his affinity for... more...

  • Geschichte des Westensby Heinrich August Winkler

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 22.69

    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...

  • Citizen Swainby Tom H. Swain; Lori Sturdevant

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Foreword: A Life of Service Lori Sturdevant 1. ?Miss Pep? 2. Student Days 3. Staff Sergeant Swain 4. Back to Campus 5. Mac 6. Holman Field 7. Ticket Man 8. Come to St. Paul 9. A Royal Kiss 10. Floyd and Judy at the Centennial 11. The Wager 12. Showboat 13. Skål, Vikings?and Stay, Twins 14. Elmer for Governor 15. Right Hand to the Governor... more...

  • Snowshoe Countryby Florence Page Jaques

    University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 60.00

    Together, using her journal and his sketches from a winter's journey on Gunflint Lake in northern Minnesota, the Jaqueses produced this delightful book, first published in 1944 and now reissued in its original format. more...