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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Aladdin 2014; Not Available
Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history?and honored in US currency on the dollar coin. Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western United States. She traveled thousands of miles from... 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...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99
This biography of the life?and controversial death?of Robert LeRoy Parker, a.k.a. Butch Cassidy, is a journey across the late-nineteenth-century American West as we follow the exploits of this surprisingly affable outlaw. More important, this book answers the question of whether Butch Cassidy survived his alleged death at the hands of Bolivian soldiers... 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...