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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • In Small Things Forgottenby James Deetz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    History is recorded in many ways. According to  author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully  by studying the small things so often forgotten.  Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical  instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the  cracks between large historical events and depict  the intricacies of daily life. In his completely  revised... 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...

  • Railroad Empire across the Heartlandby James E. Sherow; John R. Charlton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow?s discussion. more...

  • The Pilgrim Chroniclesby Rod Gragg

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    A Quest for Freedom All Americans are familiar with the story of the Pilgrims—persecuted for their religion in the Old World, they crossed the ocean to settle in a wild and dangerous land. But for most of us, the story ends after their brutal first winter at Plymouth with a supposedly peaceful encounter with the Native Americans and a happy Thanksgiving.... more...

  • From Sea to Shining Seaby Callista Gingrich; Susan Arciero

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Ellis the Elephant is back and ready for another adventure in American history! In From Sea to Shining Sea , the fourth installment of Callista Gingrich?s New York Times bestselling series, Ellis explores the early years of the United States and heads west into uncharted territory with Lewis and Clark. In previous books, Sweet Land of Liberty... more...

  • Covered Wagon Women, Volume 6by Kenneth L. Holmes; Linda Peavy; Ursula Smith

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 18.95

    ?We traveled this forenoon over the roughest and most desolate piece of ground that was ever made,? wrote Amelia Knight during her 1853 wagon train journey to Oregon. Some of the parties who traveled with Knight were propelled by religious motives. Hannah King, an Englishwoman and Mormon convert, was headed for Salt Lake City. Her cultured, introspective... more...

  • Johnstown Castleby Liam Gaul

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    The harmony between great castles and their ornamental grounds is rarely seen in such a perfect form as at Johnstown Castle. The gardens and grounds were designed by Daniel Robertson, of Powerscourt fame, and they provide the perfect setting for this turreted, battlemented castle of gleaming silver-grey ashlar. The castle itself was home to two prominent... more...