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The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains

  • 900 Miles on the Butterfield Trailby A.C. Greene

    University of North Texas Press 2006; US$ 22.36

    Short as the life of the Southern Overland Mail turned out to be (1858 to 1861), the saga of the Butterfield Trail remains a high point in the westward movement. This work offers a history and guide to retrace that historic and romantic Trail, which stretches 2800 miles from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. more...

  • Abandoning Americaby Susan Hardman Moore

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00

    In a field where primary sources are thin and difficult, Abandoning America is an excellent tool for reference and research. The book is fully annotated and offers a substantial introduction providing for further historical context. more...

  • Across the Plainsby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Although he is now best remembered for rip-roaring adventure novels like Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson was a well-regarded travel writer during his lifetime. In Across the Plains, Stevenson recounts his experiences traveling in the United States in a series of fascinating and detailed... more...

  • After the West Was Wonby Paula M. Nelson

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95

    "In this well-written monograph Paula M. Nelson tells the story of the settlement of 'west river country,' that part of South Dakota west of the Missouri River....Nelson's major contribution is her reconstruction of the social life of this generation of settlers....Nelson is particularly sensitive to the experience of pioneer women, both those who... more...

  • Always Put in a Recipe and Other Tips for Living from Iowa's Best-Known Homemakerby Evelyn Birkby

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    In 1949, Iowa farm wife Evelyn Birkby began to write a weekly column entitled “Up a Country Lane” for the Shenandoah Evening Sentinel , now called the Valley News . Sixty-three years, one Royal typewriter, and five computers later, she is still creating a weekly record of the lives and interests of her family, friends, and neighbors.... more...

  • America’s Northern Heartlandby John R. Borchert

    University of Minnesota Press 1983; US$ 75.00

    To most Americans the Northern Heartland has long been the most mystifying part of their country... more...

  • The American Westby Dee Brown

    Scribner 2010; US$ 19.99

    Dee Brown is most renowned for authoring the all-time bestselling book on the West, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, which has sold more than 5,000,000 copies in English and has had countless translations the world over. This was the first fully realized, sympathetic history of Native Americans and became an immediate classic. Here, now, is The American... more...

  • The American Westby Karen R. Jones; John Wills

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 148.99

    The American West used to be a story of gunfights, glory, wagon trails, and linear progress. Historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner and Hollywood movies such as Stagecoach (1939) and Shane (1953) cast the trans-Mississippi region as a frontier of epic proportions where 'savagery' met 'civilization' and boys became men. more...

  • The American Westby Dee Brown

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    As the railroads opened up the American West to settlers in the last half of the 19th Century, the Plains Indians made their final stand and cattle ranches spread from Texas to Montana. Eminent Western author Dee Brown here illuminates the struggle between these three groups as they fought for a place in this new landscape. The result is both a spirited... more...

  • The American Westby Dee Brown

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    As the railroads opened up the American West to settlers in the last half of the 19th Century, the Plains Indians made their final stand and cattle ranches spread from Texas to Montana. Eminent Western author Dee Brown here illuminates the struggle between these three groups as they fought for a place in this new landscape. The result is both a spirited... more...