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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • Old Jules (Third Edition)by Mari Sandoz; Linda M. Hasselstrom

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    First published in 1935, Old Jules is unquestionably Mari Sandoz?s masterpiece. This portrait of her pioneer father grew out of ?the silent hours of listening behind the stove or the wood box, when it was assumed, of course, that I was asleep in bed. So it was that I heard the accounts of the hunts,? Sandoz recalls. "Of the fights with the cattlemen... more...

  • The Cattlemenby Mari Sandoz; Ron Hull

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Cattlemen is the story of the cattle industry in America and of the men whose ranches reached from the Rio Grande into Montana, from the early Spanish days to Mari Sandoz?s contemporary times. It is the second in Sandoz?s trilogy of books narrating the history of the American West in relation to animal species. more...

  • The Buffalo Huntersby Mari Sandoz; Michael Punke

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    In 1867 conservative estimates put the number of buffaloes in the trans-Missouri region at fifteen million. By the end of the 1880s, that figure had dwindled to a few hundred. The destruction of the great herds is the theme of The Buffalo Hunters . Mari Sandoz?s vast canvas is charged with color and excitement?accounts of Indian ambushes, hairbreadth... more...

  • The Beaver Menby Mari Sandoz; Andrew R. Graybill

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 16.95

    Covering more than two centuries, The Beaver Men recounts the beginning of the beaver trade along the St. Lawrence to the last great rendezvous of traders and trappers on Ham?s Fork, in what is now Wyoming, in 1834. The Beaver Men is the third in Mari Sandoz?s trilogy of books narrating the history of the American West in relation to an animal... more...

  • The Mayflower Peopleby Anna W. Hale

    Roberts Rinehart 1995; US$ 6.99

    A riveting day-by-day account of the Mayflower crossing based on actual journals, public records, and letters. more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 284.00

    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...

  • Hard Road Westby Keith Heyer Meldahl

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    In 1848 news of the discovery of gold in California triggered an enormous wave of emigration toward the Pacific. Lured by the promise of riches, thousands of settlers left behind the forests, rain, and fertile soil of the eastern United States in favor of the rough-hewn lands of the American West. The dramatic terrain they struggled to cross is... more...

  • The Cowboyby Philip Ashton Rollins

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 0.99

    Although the American cowboy has long been a favorite subject for novelists, filmmakers, and illustrators, too often the picture they paint bears little relation to reality. Philip Ashton Rollins, who lived in the West on and off between 1892 and 1924, set out to create a more accurate portrait of this enduring icon. Based on what he himself witnessed,... more...

  • A Tour on the Prairiesby Washington Irving

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 0.99

    In 1832, Washington Irving, America?s first literary superstar, returned to the United States after seventeen years abroad and swiftly set out to explore Pawnee country?the wild uncharted territory deep in the young nation?s interior. It was a part of the country few white men had set foot in and even fewer had written about it?and certainly none... more...

  • The Dalton Brothersby An Eye Witness

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Being an outlaw in the Old West was a dangerous, grisly businesstwenty-three gunshot wounds and living to tell the tale, falling out of a moving train, decapitation due to a hanging gone wrong, life on the lam, horse thievery, illegal alcohol trade, and more. This new volume collects two long out-of-print classic works The Dalton Brothers and Their... more...