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- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95
From its birth as interdependent towns on the Missouri River frontier to its emergence as a metropolis straddling two states, Omaha?Council Bluffs has been one of the great urban construction projects in the nation?s history. Upstream Metropolis provides the first comprehensive history of this unique urban region that ranks 60th among the 370 major... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 25.00
When Canoe Country and Snowshoe Country were first published, in 1938 and 1944, respectively, readers were charmed by their loving portrayal of the wilderness of northern Minnesota. Florence Page Jaques and her husband, Francis Lee Jaques, became celebrated champions of the Boundary Waters and its majestic environs. Now, for the first time, these classics... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1992; US$ 51.00
After a brief taste of urban life, and convinced that nothing equaled the formidable challenge of life in the heart of the vast woods, Peter M. Leschak returned to northern Minnesota. Letters from Side Lake chronicles the marvelous range of adventures and reflections?described with thoughtfulness and humor?springing from his pioneer-like existence.... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 23.95
An account of defining Nebraska moments, including: surviving the Oregon and Mormon trails; completing the Union Pacific Railroad; and winning national football championships, Nobel and Pulitzer prices, and presidential nominations. more...
- UNP - Bison Original 2014; US$ 21.95
?We must include Knopp among those whom Barry Lopez calls our ?local geniuses of the American landscape,?? Fran Shaw remarks in the journal Parabola . And, indeed, in this new book, Lisa Knopp?s singular genius burrows deep into that landscape in showing us what it is to know, feel, and inhabit unique yet quintessentially American places. A collection... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1959; US$ 67.50
Minnesota's Changing Geography was first published in 1959. This book is intended to help children understand how the state of Minnesota developed as it did, what it looks like today, and why. The story, pictures, and maps tell of Minnesota's changing geography, but the subject embraces a good deal that lies beyond the boundaries of one state.... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00
Housewives hung wet sheets and blankets over windows and struggled to seal every crack with gummed paper strips. A man avoided shaking hands because the static electricity generated from a dust storm might knock his greeter flat. Children's tears turned to mud. Dead cattle, when pried open, were found filled with pounds of gut-clogging dirt. The... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00
Personally selected by President Thomas Jefferson, Captain Meriwether Lewis was assigned to lead an expedition to the West, where the United States had just completed the Louisiana Purchase land transaction with France. Lewis selected William Clark to accompany him, and as leaders of the Corps of Discovery, the men became the first to find an overland... more...