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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clarkby Wallace G. Lewis

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 32.00

    Although it was 1806 when Lewis and Clark returned to St. Louis after their journey across the country, it was not until 1905 that they were celebrated as national heroes. In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark examines how public attitudes toward their explorations and the means of commemorating them have changed, from the production of the Lewis and... more...

  • A Remarkable Curiosityby Amos Jay Cummings

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    In 1873, Amos Jay Cummings, a decorated Civil War veteran and journalist for the New York Sun newspaper, set out on a westward journey aboard the newly completed transcontinental railroad. For some time, miners, settlers, and entrepreneurs had already been heading west to make their fortunes, and Cummings made the trip in part to see what all the... more...

  • A Romantic Guide to Nantucketby Cynthia Mascott

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 8.99

    Based on our larger guide titled Enchanted Summer: A Romantic Guide to Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard, this book deals primarily with Nantucket, with color maps and photographs added. Following are some reviews of the larger edition:  "A superb travel guide. This book is what travel guides are supposed to be: informative, interesting,... more...

  • Quiet Places of Massachusettsby Michael Tougias

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    Quiet Places will delight both the active explorer and the armchair traveler as the author blends practical travel information with history, wildlife, and personal anecdotes. He takes the reader through old-growth forests, across bubbling brooks, into dark, narrow chasms, and in search of the best village greens. Focusing on unspoiled places, he covers... more...

  • Ghost Dancesby Josh Garrett-Davis

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 12.99

    Growing up in South Dakota, Josh Garrett-Davis knew he would leave. But as a young adult, he kept going back--in dreams and reality and by way of books. With this beautifully written narrative about a seemingly empty but actually rich and complex place, he has reclaimed his childhood, his unusual family--and the Great Plains. Among the subjects and... more...

  • Lewis and Clarkby Kathleen E. Bradley

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 7.99

    Two captains of the Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark, are on a mission to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean. With the help of Sacagawea, a Shoshone Indian, Lewis and Clark are able to locate and barter with the Shoshone and are able to secure horses to aid them in their journey over the Rocky Mountains. more...

  • Pioneer Trailsby Christi Parker

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 8.99

    Pioneers experienced hardships during their journey through the West, which led them on the Oregon Trail and the Santa Fe Trail. The moving and travels of these pioneers affected not only their lives, but also the American Indians, America’s animals, and the country. more...

  • Reiseberichte und Geschichtsdichtungby

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 377.00

    Volume 3 contains works on historical consciousness (e.g. chronicles, biographical writings and historical songs) and spatial experience (e.g. narratives of pilgrims, fictional descriptions of journeys and accounts of real expeditions). more...

  • Iowa History Readerby Marvin Bergman

    University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 44.95

    Rather than survey the basic facts, the essayists engage readers in the actual making of Iowa?s history by trying to understand the meaning of its past. By providing comprehensive accounts of topics in Iowa history that embrace the broader historiographical issues in American history, such as the nature of Progressivism and Populism, the debate over... more...

  • Prairie City, Iowaby Douglas Bauer

    University of Iowa Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    Weary from the journalistic treadmill of "going from one assignment to the next, like an itinerant fieldworker moving to his harvests" and healing from a divorce, Douglas Bauer decided it was time to return to his hometown. Back in Prairie City, he helped on his father's farm, scooped grains at the Co-op, and tended bar at the Cardinal. The resultant... more...