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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

  • 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...

  • The California and Oregon Trailby Francis Parkman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    The classic account of one man?s journey into the wild American frontier. In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to experience the untamed regions of America, to acquaint himself with the wild mountain men in the Rockies, and to visit the surviving Indian tribes before all were absorbed by... more...

  • Jesse Jamesby Adam Woog

    Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Notorious for his widely publicized bank and train robberies, Jesse James will forever be known as the American outlaw and gang leader. James began his infamous career during the Civil War, as part of a group of Confederate guerrilla fighters in his native state of Missouri. But as the war ended, James turned his life toward crime and soon became... more...

  • The Way to the Western Seaby David Lavender

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    Critics have called David Lavender a "master storyteller" ( Library Journal ), his prose "virile, disciplined, yet personal" ( New York Times ), and his book "a balanced, learned, and lively history of an epochal human exploit" ( Choice ).   Lavender sets the stage with a lucid account of the imperial rivalries between England, Spain, France, and... more...

  • Home Below Hell's Canyonby Grace Jordan

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.00

    During the depression days of the early 1930s the Jordan family?Len Jordan (later governor of Idaho and a United States senator), his wife Grace, and their three small children?moved to an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon, the deepest scratch on the face of North America. "Cut off from the world for months at a... 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...

  • 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...