History / History by country / United States / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

Best Selling

Language

All

English (238)

French (0)

German (0)

Spanish (0)

Italian (0)

 

Release Date

All

Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (1)

Current year (4)

 

Catalog Date

All

Last 7 days (8)

Last 30 days (9)

Current year (38)

 

Category

Delete West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

 

Audience

Adult (238)

 

Publisher

University of Washington Press (45)

TwoDot (15)

The University of North Carolina Press (15)

Skyhorse (14)

Blackstone Publishing (11)

Craven Street Books (10)

University of California Press (9)

Globe Pequot Press (9)

Tuttle Publishing (8)

Alaska Northwest Books (6)

WestWinds Press (5)

Turner (5)

HarperAudio (5)

 

Format

All

PDF (0)

EPUB (211)

AUDIOBOOK (27)

 

Total Loans

All (31)

20 - 40 (12)

40 - 100 (0)

Over 100 (19)

More options

Results : 1 - 50 of 238 Sorted by : 

Captive Paradise

by James L. Haley St. Martin's Press (November 03, 2014)

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its "discovery" by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined...


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...


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 America,...


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 encounter...


Desert America

by Rubén Martínez Metropolitan Books (August 06, 2012)

A brilliantly illuminating portrait of the twenty-first-century West--a book as vast, diverse, and unexpected as the land and the people, from one of our foremost chroniclers of migration

The economic boom--and...


L.A. '56

by Joel Engel Thomas Dunne Books (April 09, 2012)

Los Angeles, 1956. Glamorous. Prosperous. The place to see and be seen. But beneath the shiny exterior beats a dark heart. For when the sun goes down, L.A. becomes the noir city of James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential...


1969 and Then Some

by Robert Wintner Yucca (October 14, 2014)

The year when everything needed to be experienced and tried, when innocence was tempted, played, and lost.

1969 was that pivotal year for the baby boomers. Young and innocent, they were given the ultimate freedoms...


Doc

by R. E. Losee & Arthur L. Boland Skyhorse (September 14, 2011)

The four hundred townspeople of Ennis, Montana needed a doctor and Ronald E. Losee, MD, became "Doc." Learning from his failures and rejoicing in his triumphs, he performed appendectomies on a rickety operating-room...


Raiders

by William B. McCloskey Skyhorse (October 01, 2013)

Twenty years after his greenhorn days in William McCloskey's bestselling novel Highliners, Hank Crawford stands tall as a respected fishing captain in Kodiak, Alaska.

Set amongst the tumult of the early 1980s,...


Breakers

by William B. McCloskey Skyhorse (October 01, 2013)

William McCloskey's bestselling novel Highliners established him as an authority on the dangers and hardships of the Alaskan fishing industry. Now in an epic sequel, Breakers returns to Kodiak to chart the fortunes...


Warriors

by William B. McCloskey Skyhorse (June 20, 2017)

William McCloskey is back and better than ever in Warriors, the potent new prequel to Highliners, Breakers, and Raiders. Long before Hank Crawford arrived in the waters of Ketchikan, his partners and compatriots...


Death Valley in '49

by William Lewis Manly Skyhorse (January 26, 2016)

A survivor's true account of death, despair, and heroism in Death Valley in the heat of the California Gold Rush.

At the height of the California gold rush in 1849, a wagon train of men, women, children, and...


The Saga of Billy the Kid

by Walter Noble Burns Skyhorse (November 11, 2014)

Originally published in 1926, this biography tells the rousing tale of Billy the Kid, once of the most well known outlaws in the Old West. The Saga of Billy the Kid focuses on a period of time where two dangerous...


Slade's Glacier

by Robert F. Jones Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

Slade's Glacier is a tale of discovery and destruction, betrayal and revenge, set in the rugged Great Land" of Alaska. Jack Slade and Sam Healey, flying partners during World War II, establish a bush pilot business...


Mining California

by Andrew C. Isenberg Hill and Wang (August 23, 2010)

An environmental History of California during the Gold Rush

Between 1849 and 1874 almost $1 billion in gold was mined in California. With little available capital or labor, here's how: high-pressure water cannons...


Man of Tomorrow

by Jim Newton Little, Brown (May 12, 2020)

Visionary. Iconoclast. Political Survivor. The extraordinary story of the life and political career of Governor Jerry Brown.

Jerry Brown is no ordinary politician. Like his state, he is eclectic, brilliant, unpredictable...


Brothers Down

by Walter R. Borneman Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2019)

A deeply personal and never-before-told account of one of America's darkest days, from the bestselling author of The Admirals and MacArthur at War.

The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 remains...


The Fair Chase

by Philip Dray Basic Books (April 30, 2018)

An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity.

From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred-but also...


Tombstone

by Tom Clavin St. Martin's Press (April 20, 2020)

THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Tombstone is written in a distinctly American voice." --T.J. Stiles, The New York Times

"With a former newsman's nose for the truth, Clavin has sifted the facts, myths, and lies...


The Victory Machine

by Ethan Sherwood Strauss Public Affairs (April 14, 2020)

From a top NBA reporter, a look at the fast-moving, deal-making, often brutal world that built an NBA dynasty--the Golden State Warriors--and now perhaps threatens to break it apart.The Golden State Warriors...


The Indifferent Stars Above

by Daniel James Brown & Michael Prichard HarperAudio (April 02, 2019)

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier

"An ideal pairing of talent and material.... Engrossing.... A deft...


Down the Great Unknown

by Edward Dolnick & Danny Campbell HarperAudio (June 11, 2019)

Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition.

On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley...


Aloha Rodeo

by David Wolman, Julian Smith & Kaleo Griffith HarperAudio (May 28, 2019)

In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, their hats adorned with wildflowers, to compete in the world's greatest rodeo. Steer-roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and...


West Like Lightning

by Jim Defelice & John Pruden HarperAudio (May 08, 2018)

The thrilling narrative history of one of the most enduring icons of the American West, the Pony Express, from the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper--an exciting tale of daring young...


Water to the Angels

by Les Standiford & Robert Fass HarperAudio (March 31, 2015)

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created--William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct--a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined...


Blood Brothers

by Deanne Stillman, Pete Simonelli & Gabra Zackman Simon & Schuster Audio (October 24, 2017)

Winner of the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction

“Deanne Stillman’s splendid Blood Brothers eloquently explores the clash of cultures on the Great Plains that initially united the two legends and how...


Blood Moon

by John Sedgwick & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (April 10, 2018)

An astonishing untold story from the nineteenth century--a “riveting…engrossing…‘American Epic’” (The Wall Street Journal) and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the...


The Bonanza King

by Gregory Crouch & John Keating Simon & Schuster Audio (June 19, 2018)

“A monumentally researched biography of one of the nineteenth century’s wealthiest self-made Americans…Well-written and worthwhile” (The Wall Street Journal) it’s the rags-to-riches frontier tale of...


Elvis in Vegas

by Richard Zoglin & Gibson Frazier Simon & Schuster Audio (July 23, 2019)

The story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time.

The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward...


Travels in Alaska

by John Muir & Noah Waterman Blackstone Publishing (April 12, 2012)

In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves,...


Frontier Grit

by Marianne Monson & Caroline Shaffer Shadow Mountain (September 06, 2016)

Discover the stories of twelve women who heard the call to settle the west and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journey.

As a slave, Clara watched as her husband and children were sold, only...