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- 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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
?You?ll never understand America until you?ve driven Route 66?that?s old Route 66?all the way,? a truck driver in California once said to author Rick Antonson. ?It?s the most famous highway in the world.? With some determination, grit, and a good sense of direction, one can still find and drive on 90 percent of the original Route 66 today. This... more...
- Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 12.95
Notorious for his widely publicized bank and train robberies, Jesse James will forever be known as the American outlaw and gang leader. James began his infamous career during the Civil War, as part of a group of Confederate guerrilla fighters in his native state of Missouri. But as the war ended, James turned his life toward crime and soon became... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 15.99
In Dragging Wyatt Earp essayist Robert Rebein explores what it means to grow up in, leave, and ultimately return to the iconic Western town of Dodge City, Kansas. In chapters ranging from memoir to reportage to revisionist history, Rebein contrasts his hometown?s Old West heritage with a New West reality that includes salvage yards, beefpacking... more...
- TwoDot 2006; US$ 13.99
The lawless days Old West lasted only a short time, but the stories of its outlaws and the havoc they wreaked are legendary. Tough Towns reveals the small American towns that fought back when criminal gangs invaded their quiet streets, making heroes of ordinary citizens and local lawmen who wouldn?t be pushed around by armed hoodlums. ... more...