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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • Dragging Wyatt Earpby Robert Rebein

    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...

  • Tough Townsby Robert Barr Smith

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 325.00

    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...

  • Badasses of the Old Westby Erin H. Turner

    TwoDot 2009; US$ 15.99

    True stories of outlaws on the edge. The worst (and best) of the robbers, rustlers, and bandits who shaped the history of the Wild West. more...

  • Cotton Mather als Aufklärerby Philipp Reisner

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 61.94

    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 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...

  • The Life of Hon. William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Billby William F. Cody; Frank Christianson; Frank Christianson

    UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 27.95

    What we know of Buffalo Bill Cody (1846?1917) is more myth than man. Yet the stage persona that took audiences by storm was based on the very real encounters of William F. Cody with the American West. This autobiography, infused with the drama of dime novels and stage melodramas that would transform the author into an American icon, recounts a boy?s... more...