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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • Byronic Heroby Peter L. Thorslev

    University of Minnesota Press 1962; US$ 67.50

    The Byronic Hero was first published in 1962. This study of the origins and development of the Romantic hero through its apogee in the works of Byron critically examines the major Romantic heroes of comparative literature and places them in the wider perspective of history. Professor Thorslev devotes the first part of his discussion to the cultural... more...

  • 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...

  • Zenith Cityby Michael Fedo

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 17.00

    Duluth may be the city of ?untold delights? as lampooned in a Kentucky congressman?s speech in 1871. Or it may be portrayed by a joke in Woody Allen?s film Manhattan . Or then again, it may be the ?Zenith City of the unsalted seas? celebrated by Dr. Thomas Preston Foster, founder of the city?s first newspaper. But whatever else it may be, this city... 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...

  • 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...

  • Buffalo Bill Codyby Ronald a Reis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    William "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a "boy extra," a bullwhacker, cattle driver, hunter, and an American Indian fighter on the Great Plains of the 1850s, all before becoming a teenager. He claimed to have killed nearly 5,000 buffalo to supply construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. In time, trading on his fame as Buffalo... more...