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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

  • Savage Dreamsby Rebecca Solnit

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    "A beautiful, absorbing, tragic book."?Larry McMurtry In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war against the indigenous inhabitants. A century later?in 1951?and a hundred and fifty miles away, another war began when the U.S. government started setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site. It was called a nuclear testing... more...

  • Ankle High and Knee Deepby Gail Jenner

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Ankle High and Knee Deep collects together essays from more than twenty ranch women, cowgirls, and farmers about what they?ve learned while standing in or stepping out of ?mud, manure, and other offal.? 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...

  • Interior Placesby Lisa Knopp

    UNP - Bison Original 2014; US$ 21.95

    ?We must include Knopp among those whom Barry Lopez calls our ?local geniuses of the American landscape,?? Fran Shaw remarks in the journal Parabola . And, indeed, in this new book, Lisa Knopp?s singular genius burrows deep into that landscape in showing us what it is to know, feel, and inhabit unique yet quintessentially American places.   A collection... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lewis and Clark among the Indians (Bicentennial Edition)by James P. Ronda

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 19.95

    "Particularly valuable for Ronda's inclusion of pertinent background information about the various tribes and for his ethnological analysis. An appendix also places the Sacagawea myth in its proper perspective. Gracefully written, the book bridges the gap between academic and general audiences."? Choice more...

  • Dust Bowl Diaryby Ann Marie Low

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 18.00

    ?Life in what the newspapers call ?the Dust Bowl? is becoming a gritty nightmare,? Ann Marie Low wrote in 1934. Her diary vividly captures that ?gritty nightmare? as it was lived by one rural family?and by millions of other Americans.   The books opens in 1927??the last of the good years??when Ann Marie is a teenager living with her parents, brother,... more...