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The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette

by John Muir & Richard F. Fleck WestWinds Press (September 15, 2014)

John Muir agreed in 1881 to sail aboard the Corwin, whose fruitless mission it was to search for the missing scientific research vessel Jeannette, which itself became icebound while exploring the distant and...


State Facts for Fun! Hawaii

by Wyatt Michaels Life Changer Press (July 11, 2014)

Far from boring, State Facts for Fun! Hawaii is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within; while parents will love that...


State Facts for Fun! Alaska

by Wyatt Michaels Life Changer Press (July 09, 2014)

Far from boring, State Facts for Fun! Alaska is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within; while parents will love that...


1974: I-Migrant Hotel

by Karen Tei Yamashita Coffee House Press (May 15, 2014)

The seventh novella in I Hotel, a 2010 National Book Award finalist and epic of America’s struggle for civil rights.


1968: Eye Hotel

by Karen Tei Yamashita Coffee House Press (May 15, 2014)

The first novella in I Hotel, a 2010 National Book Award finalist and epic of America’s struggle for civil rights.


The Wolves of Alaska: A Fact-based Saga

by Jim Rearden Alaska Northwest Books (January 14, 2014)

Alaska has announced that wolves are to be killed on the Tanana Flats near Fairbanks to allow a moose population to rebuild. A pretty Boston school teacher, representing an animal rights organization, arrives...


Death of a Suburban Dream: Race and Schools in Compton, California

by Emily E. Straus University of Pennsylvania Press (March 10, 2014)

This sophisticated history of Compton shows how increasing poverty, violence, and public education controversies made an inner-ring suburb resemble a troubled urban center over the course of the twentieth century...


The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels

by Gaylon H. White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2014)

The Bilko Athletic Club is the story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, a team of castoffs and kids built around a bulky, beer-loving basher of home runs named Steve Bilko. The Angels compiled a 107-61 won-loss...


1970: "I" Hotel

by Karen Tei Yamashita Coffee House Press (February 15, 2014)

The third novella in I Hotel, a 2010 National Book Award finalist and epic of America’s struggle for civil rights.


State Facts for Fun! California

by Wyatt Michaels Denise Lorenz (November 12, 2012)

State Facts for Fun! California is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within, while parents will love that their children...


State Facts for Fun! Colorado

by Wyatt Michaels Life Changer Press (December 05, 2012)

State Facts for Fun! Colorado is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within, while parents will love that their children...


The California and Oregon Trail

by Francis Parkman Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

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...


The Octopus

by Frank Norris Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Based on an actual bloody dispute in 1880 between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, this tale of greed, betrayal, and a lust for power is played out during the waning days of the western frontier....


The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

by J. W. Powell Dover Publications (November 29, 2012)

Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.


Maxwell Land Grant: Facsimile of 1942 Edition

by William A. Keleher Sunstone Press (January 15, 2008)

When the United States acquired New Mexico by invasion and conquest on August 15, 1846, it inherited a land grant problem of considerable magnitude. This problem continued for decades until 1870 when the United...


Memoirs, Episodes in New Mexico History, 1892-1969: Facsimile of 1969 Edition

by William A. Keleher Sunstone Press (April 15, 2008)

William A. Keleher always had an active curiosity and this made him an outstanding newspaperman and an indefatigable researcher of historical events. It led him into many intellectual adventures that resulted...


Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce

by Kent Nerburn HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as...


The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57

by John N. Maclean Counterpoint (February 01, 2013)

When a jury returns to a packed courtroom to announce its verdict in a capital murder case every noise, even a scraped chair or an opening door, resonates like a high-tension cable snap. Spectators stop rustling...


Lady at the O.K. Corral

by Ann Kirschner Harper (March 05, 2013)

Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp by Ann Kirschner is the definitive biography of a Jewish girl from New York who won the heart of Wyatt Earp.

For nearly fifty years, she was the...


San Francisco's Lost Landmarks

by James R. Smith Craven Street Books (October 01, 2004)

With long-forgotten stories and evocative photographs, this collection showcases the once-familiar sites that have faded into dim memories and hazy legends. Not just a list of places, facts, and dates, this...


The Perilous West: Seven Amazing Explorers and the Founding of the Oregon Trail

by Larry E. Morris Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 26, 2012)

The Perilous West tells the story of seven adventurers who traveled west in 1806 and forged the Oregon Trail. Their monumental journeys, lionhearted spirit, and unique legacies are captured in this riveting...


Prisoner 1082: Escape from Crumlin Road Prison, Europe's Alcatraz

by Donal Donnelly The Collins Press (March 01, 2010)

On St Stephen's Day 1960 Dónal Donnelly made his dramatic escape from the prison known as 'Europe's Alcatraz'. Three years earlier, the teenage Dónal had been convicted of membership of the IRA in the first...


The First Strange Place: The Alchemy of Race and Sex in World War II Hawaii

by Beth Bailey & David Farber Free Press (December 04, 2012)

Just as World War I introduced Americans to Europe, making an indelible impression on thousands of farmboys who were changed forever “after they saw Paree,” so World War II was the beginning of America’s...


History of Social Changes in California

by Charles Howard Shinn Lm Publishers (October 09, 2019)

This book presents a brief History of Social Changes in California.

“When the Central Pacific Railroad crossed the high Sierras, and the Crockers, Stanfords, and Huntingtons, till then obscure Sacramento...


Collisions at the Crossroads

by Genevieve Carpio University of California Press (April 16, 2019)

There are few places where mobility has shaped identity as widely as the American West, but some locations and populations sit at its major crossroads, maintaining control over place and mobility, labor and...


The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace

by John C. Duval Skyhorse (February 03, 2015)

The thrilling adventures of traveler, rancher, and fighter “Big-Foot” Wallace in a bygone era of the American frontier.

Amid the embroiling conflicts of frontiersmen, Mexicans, and war in Texas, 1837, William...


The Last Flight

by Greg Liefer Yucca (April 19, 2016)

Set against the harsh beauty of Alaska, a veteran helicopter pilot is torn between ending his own embattled life and rescuing survivors from a mountain plane crash.

Last Flight is the heroic story of Gil Connor,...


Buffalo Bill's Life Story

by Buffalo Bill Cody Arcade (April 01, 2010)

Buffalo Bill lives deep in American legend. A Kansas-bred farm boy, he went on to become a renowned trapper and hunter, army scout, Indian fighter, and finally a world showman and celebrity. As a man of the...


Cowboy Skills

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 16, 2016)

Cowboy Skills is a fascinating, practical guide to the skills that have made the cowboy famous worldwide as both an outdoorsmen and rancher. Readers can replicate outdoor living by trying a hand at rounding...


Puget's Sound

by Murray Morgan & Michael Sean Sullivan University of Washington Press (November 07, 2018)

With the same ability to make personalities and events come alive that characterizes his classic Skid Road, Murray Morgan here tells the colorful story of Tacoma, �the City of Destiny,� and southern Puget...


Gold Rush Manliness

by Christopher Herbert University of Washington Press (October 31, 2018)

The mid-nineteenth-century gold rushes bring to mind raucous mining camps and slapped-together cities populated by carousing miners, gamblers, and prostitutes. Yet many of the white men who went to the gold...


It Happened In Rocky Mountain National Park

by Phyllis J. Perry Globe Pequot Press (December 15, 2018)

From an out-of-control wildfire that nearly destroyed a town to a serial spouse killer in Estes Park, It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of Colorado’s...


Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

by Linda Carlson University of Washington Press (October 23, 2017)

�Company town.� The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores of paternalistic...


One Room

by Gail L. Jenner TwoDot (October 01, 2018)

A fond recollection of the West’s one-room school houses, this book celebrates an American institution with stories of heroism and perseverance. Illustrated with archival images of classrooms and students,...


Utah Curiosities

by Brandon Griggs Globe Pequot Press (June 01, 2016)

Utah Curiosities brings to the reader with humor and affection—and a healthy dose of attitude—the oddest, quirkiest, and most outlandish places, personalities, events, and phenomena found within the state’s...


Polly Pry

by Julia Bricklin TwoDot (September 01, 2018)

In 1900, the young and beautiful Leonel Ross Campbell became the first female reporter to work for the Denver Post. As the journalist known as Polly Pry, she ruffled feathers when she worked to free a convicted...


Early Rock Art of the American West

by Ekkehart Malotki & Ellen Dissanayake University of Washington Press (June 17, 2018)

The earliest rock art�in the Americas as elsewhere�is geometric or abstract. Until�Early Rock Art in the American West,�however, no book-length study has been devoted to the deep antiquity and amazing...


The Revenger

by Aaron Woodard TwoDot (June 29, 2018)

The Revenger: The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok examines Wild Bill’s life in the context of 19th Century American history, from his birth, through his early manhood, and to his eventual demise. Woven...


We Are Dancing for You

by Cutcha Risling Baldy University of Washington Press (April 06, 2018)

�I am here. You will never be alone. We are dancing for you.� So begins Cutcha Risling Baldy�s deeply personal account of the revitalization of the women�s coming-of-age ceremony for the Hoopa Valley...


Death of Celilo Falls

by Katrine Barber University of Washington Press (July 01, 2011)

For thousands of years, Pacific Northwest Indians fished, bartered, socialized, and honored their ancestors at Celilo Falls, part of a nine-mile stretch of the Long Narrows on the Columbia River. Although the...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (August 15, 2012)

California here we come! Uncle John is taking the plunge into the land of freeways, fun, cable cars, and movie stars.

From Hollywood to the redwoods, from Death Valley to Napa Valley, this amazing book is your...


Uncle John's Plunges into California

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (June 01, 2014)

California here we come! Uncle John is taking a full-color plunge into the land of freeways, fun in the sun, cable cars, and movie stars.

From the redwood forest to the Mexican border, the Pacific coastline to...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Hollywood

by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society Portable Press (June 01, 2012)

Take One. Action! Uncle John's Plunges into Hollywood uncovers Tinseltown's best-kept secrets--from murder mysteries Hollywood style to leading lady rivalries.

Hooray for Hollywood! Uncle John takes on Tinseltown...


The Road to Resegregation

by Alex Schafran University of California Press (October 09, 2018)

How could Northern California, the wealthiest and most politically progressive region in the United States, become one of the earliest epicenters of the foreclosure crisis? How could this region continuously...


Braided Waters

by Wade Graham University of California Press (December 04, 2018)

Braided Waters sheds new light on the relationship between environment and society by charting the history of Hawaii’s Molokai island over a 1,000-year period of repeated settlement. From the arrival of the...


Olympic National Park

by Tim McNulty University of Washington Press (February 14, 2018)

Renowned for its old-growth rain forest, wilderness coast, and glaciated peaks, Olympic National Park is a living laboratory for ecological renewal, especially as the historic Elwha River basin regenerates in...


Principles of Posse Management

by Chris Enss TwoDot (June 01, 2018)

Principles of Posse Management tells the stories of the lawmen and leaders of the Old West who organized citizens in the pursuit of law and order. This collection of tales reveals what Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson,...


Aloha Rodeo

by David Wolman & Julian Smith William Morrow (May 28, 2019)

The extraordinary lost story of the native Hawaiian cowboys who became rodeo champions, challenging the mythology of the American West

"An inspiring and impeccably crafted story of against-all-odds triumph....


The Bonanza Trail

by Muriel Sibell Wolle Indiana University Press (February 01, 2018)

Searching for gold in the American West was not for the faint of heart. To reach the fabled gold fields of California, prospectors penetrated the boundless high Sierras and the Rockies and crossed the desert...


Remembering Las Vegas

by Jeff Burbank Trade Paper Press (June 07, 2010)

The largest city in the United States to be developed entirely within the twentieth century, Las Vegas has always been a unique place. From its beginnings, when two town sites competed to become the new community...