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Alaska
Alaska
by Walter R. Borneman
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The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances... (read more)

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
by John M Barry
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"An account of the Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America. When the river flooded, it was possible to travel in a boat, east to west in the South, two hundred miles. The book is an account of how engineers had tried to control the... (read more)

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson
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The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America — majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you're going to take a hike, it's probably the place to go. And Bill... (read more)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
by John Berendt
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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks... (read more)

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Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love
Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love
by David Talbot
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andlt;Iandgt;Salon andlt;/Iandgt;founder David Talbot chronicles the cultural history of San Francisco and from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when figures such as Harvey Milk, Janis Joplin, Jim Jones, and Bill Walsh helped usher from backwater city... (read more)

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All Over But the Shoutin'
All Over But the Shoutin'
by Rick Bragg
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By the time he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1996, New York Times correspondent Rick Bragg had already received nearly every award available to an American journalist, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award... (read more)

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The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
by Marilyn Chase
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-262) and index.... (read more)

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World Rushed in
World Rushed in
by J S Holliday
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The World Rushed In is a pioneering achievement in historical writing, at once a personal, intimate story of one man's search for wealth and the definitive account of the California gold rush. Building upon the copious journals of gold seeker William... (read more)

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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman MacLean
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On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men... (read more)

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New York Sawed in Half (Urban Historicals)
New York Sawed in Half (Urban Historicals)
by Joel Rose
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In 1824, the inhabitants of New York City were just returning from the wilds of Greenwich Village after having fled a yellow fever epidemic that threatened to devastate the population of 150,000. The recent economic depression forced many of the city's... (read more)

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Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn
by Evan S. Connell
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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S... (read more)

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Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles
Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles
by Heather Lende
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The Alaskan landscape — "so vast, dramatic, and unbelievable" — may be the reason the people in Haines, Alaska (population 2,400), so often discuss the meaning of life. Heather Lende thinks it helps make life mean more. Since her bestselling... (read more)

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Ava's Man
Ava's Man
by Rick Bragg
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With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin? a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he?s writing about his grandfather Charlie... (read more)

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Into the Wild
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his... (read more)

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Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
by Jonathan Kozol
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Chapter 1 The Number 6 train from Manhattan to the South Bronx makes nine stops in the 18-minute ride between East 59th Street and Brook Avenue. When you enter the train, you are in the seventh richest congressional district in the nation. When you leave,... (read more)

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
by John Berendt
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“Elegant and wicked…. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review... (read more)

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Coming Into the Country
Coming Into the Country
by John McPhee
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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with... (read more)

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If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska
by Heather Lende
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Haines, Alaska--accessible by water or air--has no traffic light and no mail delivery, and funerals are community affairs. Lende posts the obituaries and the social column for the local newspaper, and if anyone knows the goings-on in this close-knit town,... (read more)

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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson
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Following an urge to rediscover his youth, Bill Bryson left his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that would take him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colorful tale of... (read more)

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Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country
Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country
by Harry Ritter
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A lively, take-along account of Alaska's sweeping history, from pre-contact Native times to the gold rush, to the present.... (read more)

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