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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

  • Reiseberichte und Geschichtsdichtungby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 377.00

    Volume 3 contains works on historical consciousness (e.g. chronicles, biographical writings and historical songs) and spatial experience (e.g. narratives of pilgrims, fictional descriptions of journeys and accounts of real expeditions). more...

  • Iowa's Archaeological Pastby Lynn M. Alex

    University of Iowa Press 2000; US$ 29.95

    Iowa has more than eighteen thousand archaeological sites, and research in the past few decades has transformed our knowledge of the state's human past. Examining the projectile points, potsherds, and patterns that make up the archaeological record, Lynn Alex describes the nature of the earliest settlements in Iowa, the development of farming cultures,... more...

  • Rethinking Homeby Joseph A. Amato

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Joseph A. Amato proposes a bold and innovative approach to writing local history in this imaginative, wide-ranging, and deeply engaging exploration of the meaning of place and home. Arguing that people of every place and time deserve a history, Amato draws on his background as a European cultural historian and a prolific writer of local history to... more...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00

    From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark?s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a... more...

  • Man’s Reachby Elmer L. Andersen; Lori Sturdevant

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 57.00

    Edited by Lori SturdevantElmer L. Andersen has been described as Minnesota?s leading citizen. In A Man?s Reach, Governor Andersen recounts his years of service with a keen truthfulness, but also with the generous spirit that has guided his life and career. Told with humor and humility, A Man?s Reach is sure to encourage anyone who ever wondered if... more...

  • New England's Generationby Virginia DeJohn Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 32.00

    This book explores New England's founding, in terms of ordinary people and the transcendent meanings that those lives ultimately acquired. more...

  • Gloomy Terrors and Hidden Firesby Ronald M. Anglin; Larry E. Morris

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    Guiding readers through this labyrinth of hearsay, rumor, and myth, this is the first book to tell the whole story of Colter and his legend, examining everything that is known?or supposedly known?about Colter and showing how historians have tried in vain to get back to Colter the man, finding instead an enigma they cannot unravel. more...

  • Route 66 Still Kicksby Rick Antonson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    ?You?ll never understand America until you?ve driven Route 66?that?s old Route 66?all the way,? a truck driver in California once said to author Rick Antonson. ?It?s the most famous highway in the world.? With some determination, grit, and a good sense of direction, one can still find and drive on 90 percent of the original Route 66 today. This... more...

  • High Lean Countryby Alan Atkinson; J.S. Ryan; Iain Davidson; Andrew Piper

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 45.40

    An exploration of the history and heritage of the New England region of New South Wales. more...

  • Mountain Bloodby Will Baker; Annie Dillard

    University of Georgia Press 1986; US$ 19.95

    The recollections and yarns, historical meditations and reportage brought together in Mountain Blood display a sensibility formed by the harsh, outlandishly beautiful terrain of the American West. Will Baker’s tales range from Nebraska to Peru and tell of a boy’s first trout, a bar brawl over a woman, and the vise-like grip of gold over... more...