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- 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...
- 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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
The classic journal and firsthand account of one of the most disastrous military battles of the American frontier. On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and fall. On December 21, disaster struck. Recklessly... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47
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...
- 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...
- 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. Her perceptive,... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 139.95
A fascinating story of the 101 Ranch, from its early formation until its termination in 1939. This study documents the dream to reality perseverance of ranch founder George Washington Miller and how he turned a worthless property into a small, self-sufficient city and in the process contributed to major innovations in farming and ranching that... more...
- Scribner 2010; US$ 19.99
Renowned storyteller Dee Brown, author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee , recreates the struggles of Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers in this stunning volume that illuminates the history of the old West that?s filled with maps and vintage photographs. Beginning with the demise of the Native Americans of the Plains, Brown depicts... more...