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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • 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...

  • The WPA Guide to Kansasby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • The WPA Guide to Oklahomaby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • Doc Hollidayby John Myers Myers

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 14.95

    "In the figure of the old-time gamblin? man and cold killer, John Myers has found a subject perfectly suited to his talents and his methods. . . . The result is a solid though lively biography. . . . As for the general reader, interested in the old West, he?ll eat this up and beg for more."? San Francisco Chronicle more...

  • Kit Carson's Autobiographyby Kit Carson; Milo Milton Quaife; Milo Milton Quaife

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 14.95

    "Notice is hereby given to all persons, that Christopher Carson, a boy about 16 years old, small of his age, but thick-set; light hair, ran away from the subscriber, living in Franklin, Howard County, Missouri, to whom he had been bound to learn the saddler's trade. . . . One cent reward will be given to any person who will bring back the said boy.''... more...

  • Dakota Cowboyby Ike Blasingame

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 17.95

    When the most romantic of cow outfits, the British-owned Matador, shipped out from Texas with 3,000 head of cattle bound for Dakota and the Cheyenne Indian Reservation, an observant young bronc twister named Ike Blasingame rode with them. Dakota Cowboy ?which the New York Times calls ?warm, human, flavorful??is the story of Ike?s eight years (1904-1912)... more...

  • Plymouthby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Home to all three armed services, Plymouth was greatly affected by both major conflicts of the twentieth century. Between 1914 and 1918, Devonport Dockyard was responsible for much routine repair and maintenance work as well as building new ships and submarines, while the marines and army battalions were active in various theatres of war overseas,... more...