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- 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...
- Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 15.99
Written by a parent, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family Massachusetts leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, festivals, parks, and much more. Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 15.99
It Happened on the Oregon Trail 2 takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Oregon Trail's storied past. Including both famous tales, and famous names?and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...