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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • Buffalo Billby Augusta Stevenson

    Aladdin 2012; Not Available

    Ideal for beginning readers, this lively, inspiring, and believable biography looks at the childhood of Wild West showman Buffalo Bill Cody: Pony Express rider, scout, showman, and buffalo hunter. more...

  • The Dalton Brothersby An Eye Witness

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Being an outlaw in the Old West was a dangerous, grisly business?twenty-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... more...

  • How the Irish Won the Westby Myles Dungan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Here is the full story of the Irish immigrants and their decedents whose hard work helped make the West what it is today. Learn about the Irish members of the Donner party, forced to consume human flesh to survive the winter; mountain men like Thomas Fitzpatrick, who discovered the South Pass through the Rockies; Ellen “Nellie” Cashman,... more...

  • Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!by Jesse Ventura; Dick Russell

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    Jesse Ventura has had many lives?as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone? , were both national bestsellers. Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! is the story of his controversial gubernatorial years and his life since deciding... more...

  • Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!by Jesse Ventura; Dick Russell

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    Jesse Ventura has had many lives?as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone? , were both national bestsellers. Don't Start the Revolution Without Me! is the story of his controversial gubernatorial years and his life since deciding... more...

  • The Cowboyby Philip Ashton Rollins

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Global West, American Frontierby David M. Wrobel

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Looking at both European and American travelers? accounts of the West, from de Tocqueville?s Democracy in America to William Least Heat-Moon?s Blue Highways , David Wrobel offers a counternarrative to the nation?s romantic entanglement with its western past and suggests the importance of some long-overlooked authors, lively and perceptive witnesses... more...

  • The Last Days of the Rainbeltby David J. Wishart

    UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 29.95

    Looking over the vast open plains of eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and southwestern Nebraska, where one can travel miles without seeing a town or even a house, it is hard to imagine the crowded landscape of the last decades of the nineteenth century. In those days farmers, speculators, and town builders flooded the region, believing that rain... more...

  • This Place, These Peopleby David Stark; Nancy Warner

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    Nancy Warner?s photographs and David Stark?s interviews and reflections provide fresh perspective on the history and culture of a distinctly American phenomenon. Continuing in the tradition of Solomon D. Butcher, who photographed some of the first midwestern settlers in the nineteenth century, and Wright Morris, who combined photographic and verbal... more...