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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Others Had It Worseby Vetra Melrose Padget Covert; Chris D. Baker

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 17.50

    In 1977, while studying journalism at the University of Iowa, Chris Baker gave his grandmother a notebook and asked her to write about her childhood. Years later, long after her death in 1990, he found the tattered yellow notebook. In twenty-nine handwritten pages, the woman he knew as Grandma Covert had recorded her younger life in rural Iowa between... 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...