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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • The Way to the Western Seaby David Lavender

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Critics have called David Lavender a "master storyteller" ( Library Journal ), his prose "virile, disciplined, yet personal" ( New York Times ), and his book "a balanced, learned, and lively history of an epochal human exploit" ( Choice ).   Lavender sets the stage with a lucid account of the imperial rivalries between England, Spain, France, and... more...

  • Home Below Hell's Canyonby Grace Jordan

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.00

    During the depression days of the early 1930s the Jordan family?Len Jordan (later governor of Idaho and a United States senator), his wife Grace, and their three small children?moved to an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon, the deepest scratch on the face of North America. "Cut off from the world for months at a... more...

  • The California and Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    The classic account of one man?s journey into the wild American frontier. In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to experience the untamed regions of America, to acquaint himself with the wild mountain men in the Rockies, and to visit the surviving Indian tribes before all were absorbed by... more...

  • Highland Cowboysby Rob Gibson

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.32

    From droving to driving, heilan coos to long horns, "Highland Cowboys" explores the links between the two cattle cultures of Scotland and America through music, song, dance, and folklore. The vast number of Scots who emigrated to North America, whether through forcible eviction during the Highland Clearances or voluntarily in the hope of a better... more...

  • Lewis and Clark among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition)by James P. Ronda

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    "Particularly valuable for Ronda's inclusion of pertinent background information about the various tribes and for his ethnological analysis. An appendix also places the Sacagawea myth in its proper perspective. Gracefully written, the book bridges the gap between academic and general audiences."? Choice 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...

  • Buffalo Bill's Life Storyby Buffalo Bill Cody

    Arcade Publishing 2010; US$ 12.95

    Buffalo Bill lives deep in American legend. A Kansas-bred farm boy, he went on to become a renowned trapper and hunter, army scout, Indian fighter, and finally a world showman and celebrity. As a man of the Wild West, he became known as a larger-than-life buffalo hunter. As an army scout, he earned the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action. But... more...

  • Search for the Nile’s Sourceby John Humphries

    University of Wales Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In this book, John Humphries questions whether John Petherick was a slave trader or a victim of conspiracy on the Nile. more...

  • The Cowboy Wayby Paul H Carlson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    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. more...

  • Cotton Mather als Aufklärerby Philipp Reisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 84.63

    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...