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Nature's Metropolis : Chicago and the Great West (91 Edition)
Nature's Metropolis : Chicago and the Great West (91 Edition)
by William Cronon
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In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its... (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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Every autumn, men and women across the country undertake a quintessential American tradition: deer hunting. The pinnacle of a hunter's quest is killing a buck with antlers that “score” in the Boone and Crockett record book.  Whitetail... (read more)

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Foxfire 3 (Foxfire)
Foxfire 3 (Foxfire)
by Eliot Wigginton
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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
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Chris Hedges's writing and reportage is consistently trenchant and unequivocal, notable for its discerning examinations and penetrating insights. Joe Sacco's award-winning work as a cartoonist is as distinctive as it is compassionate. Combining the... (read more)

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Blue Highways: A Journey Into America
Blue Highways: A Journey Into America
by William Least Heat-Moon
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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little... (read more)

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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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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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Foxfire 5 (Foxfire)
Foxfire 5 (Foxfire)
by Inc. (cor) Foxfire Fund
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Pacific Northwest : an Interpretive History -enlarged (Rev 96 Edition)
Pacific Northwest : an Interpretive History -enlarged (Rev 96 Edition)
by Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes
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Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes has revised and expanded the entire work, which is still the most comprehensive and balanced history of the region. This edition contains significant additional material on early mining in the Pacific Northwest, sea routes to... (read more)

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The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H
by Eliot Wigginton
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How the States Got Their Shapes
How the States Got Their Shapes
by Mark Stein
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“Travelers hitting the highways this summer might better appreciate the asphalt beneath their tires thanks to this engrossing history of the creation of the U.S. interstate system.”—Los Angeles Times Perhaps nothing changed the face of... (read more)

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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Touchstone Books)
by David McCullough
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This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nations history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the... (read more)

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Barbary Coast (08 Edition)
Barbary Coast (08 Edition)
by Herbert Asbury
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The history of the Barbary Coast properly begins with the gold rush to California in 1849. If the precious yellow metal hadn't been discovered ... the development of San Francisco's underworld in all likelihood would have been indistinguishable from that... (read more)

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Foxfire 6 (Foxfire)
Foxfire 6 (Foxfire)
by Eliot Wigginton
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Rediscovery of North America (92 Edition)
Rediscovery of North America (92 Edition)
by Barry Lopez
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"Eloquent, deep-reaching...may heads of state, students and stock clerks alike read this important volume; and may we all listen to its lesson." -- Bloomsbury... (read more)

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Foxfire 4 (Foxfire)
Foxfire 4 (Foxfire)
by Eliot Wigginton
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Carsick
Carsick
by John Waters
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A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdo. John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I'm Not Psycho,” he hitchhikes across America from... (read more)

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Conquests and Historical Identites in California, 1769 - 1936 (95 Edition)
Conquests and Historical Identites in California, 1769 - 1936 (95 Edition)
by Lisbeth Haas
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Spanning the period between Spanish colonization and the early twentieth century, this well-argued and convincing study examines the histories of Spanish and American conquests, and of ethnicity, race, and community in southern California. Lisbeth Haas... (read more)

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Astoria and Empire
Astoria and Empire
by James Ronda
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In his 1836 account Washington Irving immortalized Astoria, but it has been a footnote to the history of western expansion—a doleful reminder of John Jacob Astor's failed attempt to establish a fur-trading empire at the mouth of the Columbia... (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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