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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • Mormon Trail, Theby William Hill

    Utah State University Press 1996; US$ 16.95

    Back in print, this essential reference for readers interested in the Mormon Trail is part history, part resource book, part guide and photographic essay. It includes an historical introduction, a chronology, excerpts from trail diaries, along with maps, over 200 then-and-now photos, and descriptions of major museums and displays along the trail.... more...

  • Growing Up with the Townby Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In this unusual blend of chronological and personal history, Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder combines scholarly sources with family memories to create a loving and informed history of Presho, South Dakota, and her family's life there from the time of settlement in 1905 to the mid 1950s. more...

  • Lewis and Clark for Kidsby Janis Herbert

    Chicago Review Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    Join Meriwether Lewis and William Clark?s Corps of Discovery as they navigate the muddy Missouri River and begin a great adventure set against the background of the vast North American continent. Lewis and Clark for Kids takes children from President Jefferson?s vision of an exploratory mission across a continent full of unique plants and animals... more...

  • Oddball Iowaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99

    This zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine. Leaving out the traditional scenic trips to the Mississippi River bluffs and the Amana Colonies, this guide will take the adventurous traveler to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, the home of the "Lonely Goat Herder"... more...

  • Oddball Minnesotaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Land of the world?s largest prairie chicken, birthplace of Spam, and home of the world?s oldest rock, this is Minnesota, where summers are short, winters are long, and back-road wonders abound. This entertaining guide wastes no time with descriptions of scenic lakes, pristine bike trails, or quaint cafés. Instead it directs travelers (and residents)... more...

  • A Romantic Guide to Nantucketby Cynthia Mascott

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    Based on our larger guide titled Enchanted Summer: A Romantic Guide to Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard, this book deals primarily with Nantucket, with color maps and photographs added. Following are some reviews of the larger edition:  "A superb travel guide. This book is what travel guides are supposed to be: informative, interesting,... more...

  • Quiet Places of Massachusettsby Michael Tougias

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    Quiet Places will delight both the active explorer and the armchair traveler as the author blends practical travel information with history, wildlife, and personal anecdotes. He takes the reader through old-growth forests, across bubbling brooks, into dark, narrow chasms, and in search of the best village greens. Focusing on unspoiled places, he covers... more...

  • Hard Road Westby Keith Heyer Meldahl

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. Lured by the promise of riches, thousands of settlers left behind the forests, rain, and fertile soil of the eastern United States in favor of the rough-hewn lands of the American West. The dramatic terrain they struggled to cross is... more...

  • Global West, American Frontierby David M. Wrobel

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Looking at both European and American travelers? accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville?s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon?s Blue Highways , David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation?s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses... more...

  • Others Had It Worseby Vetra Melrose Padget Covert; Chris D. Baker

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 17.50

    In 1977, while studying journalism at the University of Iowa, Chris Baker gave his grandmother a notebook and asked her to write about her childhood. Years later, long after her death in 1990, he found the tattered yellow notebook. In twenty-nine handwritten pages, the woman he knew as Grandma Covert had recorded her younger life in rural Iowa between... more...