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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • 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...

  • Oddball Iowaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 11.99

    This zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine. Leaving out the traditional scenic trips to the Mississippi River bluffs and the Amana Colonies, this guide will take the adventurous traveler to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, the home of the "Lonely Goat Herder"... more...

  • The Story of the Outlawby Emerson Hough

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 3.99

    Though born in Iowa, author Emerson Hough moved to rural New Mexico and practiced as a frontier lawyer there for many years. Along the way, he met some very interesting characters, including many of the Wild West's most infamous outlaws. This volume includes biographies and narrative sketches that detail the lives and misdeeds of some of the most notorious... 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 Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2012; 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...

  • Growing Up with the Townby Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In this unusual blend of chronological and personal history, Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder combines scholarly sources with family memories to create a loving and informed history of Presho, South Dakota, and her family's life there from the time of settlement in 1905 to the mid 1950s. more...

  • Oddball Minnesotaby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    Land of the world?s largest prairie chicken, birthplace of Spam, and home of the world?s oldest rock, this is Minnesota, where summers are short, winters are long, and back-road wonders abound. This entertaining guide wastes no time with descriptions of scenic lakes, pristine bike trails, or quaint cafés. Instead it directs travelers (and residents)... 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...