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  • Dakota Cowboyby Ike Blasingame

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Plymouth: A City at War, 1914-45by John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    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 Royal Marines and army battalions were active in various theatres of war overseas,... more...

  • Zenith Cityby Michael Fedo

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 17.00

    Duluth may be the city of ?untold delights? as lampooned in a Kentucky congressman?s speech in 1871. Or it may be portrayed by a joke in Woody Allen?s film Manhattan . Or then again, it may be the ?Zenith City of the unsalted seas? celebrated by Dr. Thomas Preston Foster, founder of the city?s first newspaper. But whatever else it may be, this city... more...

  • An Army Doctor on the Western Frontierby Robert M. Utley

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This selection of Lauderdale?s writings, edited and annotated by a premier historian of the American West, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth of the West in a time of rapid change. more...

  • Oklahoma Adventure Guideby Lynne Sullivan

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    This state is an extraordinary mix of nature, history and culture. Big cities and all-but-deserted small towns. Breathtakingly beautiful mountains and miles of flatland. World-class art collections and the World Championship Cow Chip Throw. Here is a guide that will help you discover the real Oklahoma - whether you're an avid sportsperson or a... more...

  • Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expeditionby Thomas P. Lowry; Edwin C. Bearss

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 21.95

    One of the greatest challenges faced by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis on their 1804?6 Corps of Discovery expedition was that of medical emergencies on the trail. Without an attending physician, even routine ailments and injuries could have tragic consequences for the expedition?s success and the safety of its members. Of these dangers, the most... more...

  • Zen of the Plainsby Tyra A. Olstad

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 19.96

    Although spare, sweeping landscapes may appear "empty," plains and prairies afford a rich, unique aesthetic experience--one of quiet sunrises and dramatic storms, hidden treasures and abundant wildlife, infinite horizons and omnipresent wind, all worthy of contemplation and celebration. more...

  • Dragging Wyatt Earpby Robert Rebein

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    In Dragging Wyatt Earp essayist Robert Rebein explores what it means to grow up in, leave, and ultimately return to the iconic Western town of Dodge City, Kansas. In chapters ranging from memoir to reportage to revisionist history, Rebein contrasts his hometown?s Old West heritage with a New West reality that includes salvage yards, beefpacking... more...

  • Hope Amid Hardshipby Linda Johnston

    TwoDot 2013; US$ 15.99

    Why did they stay?  Despite the challenges of loneliness, drought, and political turmoil Kansas pioneers faced, many found and wrote about joy and beauty in their adopted communities.   Letters and diaries describe the times that gave them reason to sing, dance, and celebrate ? moments when their burdens were lighter.  This volume brings together... more...

  • Railroad Empire across the Heartlandby James E. Sherow; John R. Charlton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow?s discussion. more...