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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • The Chisholm Trailby Sam P. Ridings

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    This frontier classic is one of the best books written about the world?s greatest cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail, a trail that was approximately eight hundred miles long, running from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. It is a comprehensive book about the cattle drives of our western frontier and the interesting characters associated with them.... more...

  • Claiming the American Wildernessby Hunt Janin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    In the early sixteenth century, as voyages across the Atlantic became more feasible and consequently more frequent, international competition for possession of the New World intensified. Occupied by numerous Indian tribes, western North America was home to vast natural resources, alleged riches and a fabled waterway that would connect the Mississippi... more...

  • Cotton Mather als Aufklärerby Philipp Reisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 56.77

    Cotton Mather (1663?1728) ist lange als »letzter Puritaner« und Übergangsfigur zwischen »Puritanismus« und »Aufklärung« gesehen worden. Er ist jedoch rezeptionsgeschichtlich reflektiert in der Frühaufklärung zu verorten. Besonders die erst am Anfang ihrer Erschließung stehenden Teile seines Werkes scheinen geeignet, die ihm eigene theologische Position... more...

  • The Cowboy Wayby Paul H Carlson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    <div>The lives of American cowboys have been both real and mythic. This work explores cowboy music, dress, humour, films and literature in sixteen essays and a bibliography. These essays demonstrate that the American cowboy is a knight of the road who, with a large hat, tall boots and a big gun, rode into legend and into the history books.</div> more...

  • Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Bearsby Matthew P. Mayo

    TwoDot 2010; US$ 15.99

    The romance of the West is built on an endless armature of shootouts and train robberies, cowboys versus Indians, white hat versus black, and everybody versus the wilderness. From John Colter?s harrowing escape from the Blackfeet to Hugh Glass?s six week crawl to civilization after a grizzly attack, from Custer?s final moments to John Wesley Powell?s... more...

  • Dust Bowl Diaryby Ann Marie Low

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 18.00

    ?Life in what the newspapers call ?the Dust Bowl? is becoming a gritty nightmare,? Ann Marie Low wrote in 1934. Her diary vividly captures that ?gritty nightmare? as it was lived by one rural family?and by millions of other Americans.   The books opens in 1927??the last of the good years??when Ann Marie is a teenager living with her parents, brother,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Politics of the American Westby Steven L. Danver

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 284.00

    The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America's most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. 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...

  • GREAT PIONEER PROJECTSby Rachel Dickinson; Shawn Braley

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    What was it like to be an American pioneer during the 1800s? Great Pioneer Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the settling of the great American frontier with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Young learners build replica sod houses, log cabins, and covered wagons and create their own printing presses... more...

  • Heads, Hides and Hornsby Larry Barsness

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    This thoroughly researched and superbly written book combines history, myth, folklore, and fiction to tell the story not only of the buffalo but of the relationship between buffalo and man on the North American continent. Synthesizing larger and longer histories of this unique animal, this book traces the history of the buffalo from the time it led... more...