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- 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...
- 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...
- Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 5.99
Track the facts with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #27: Thanksgiving on Thursday, they had lots of questions. What was it like to sail on the Mayflower ? Why did the Pilgrims choose Plymouth? How did they survive in their new home? What did they really eat at the first Thanksgiving?... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 22.00
Carroll Engelhardt?s parents grew up in homes without electricity on farms without tractors and began farming in the same way. As a farm boy in northeastern Iowa, he thought that history happened only to important people in earlier times and more exotic places. After decades of teaching, he at last perceived that history happens to us all, and he... more...
- University of North Texas Press 2006; US$ 22.36
Short as the life of the Southern Overland Mail turned out to be (1858 to 1861), the saga of the Butterfield Trail remains a high point in the westward movement. This work offers a history and guide to retrace that historic and romantic Trail, which stretches 2800 miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. more...
- UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 18.95
?I called the bishop of the local ward, and he put the date of your move into the church bulletin, and these gentlemen came to help,? Brady, the real estate agent, says. Welcome to Wellsville, Utah. Good-bye, L.A. Liz Stephens has come from Los Angeles to Utah for graduate school, and her brief stint working on a Taco Bell commercial is not much... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 17.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...