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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
by Rebecca Solnit
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"Rebecca Solnit's marvelous new book of essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, is about the spaces between stability and risk, solitude, and the occasional claustrophobia of ordinary life. She explores the mysterious without puncturing the mystery, and... (read more)

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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
by Wallace Stegner
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In this book Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest. A... (read more)

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Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
by Dorothy Wickenden
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Now in paperback, the acclaimed and captivating true story of two restless society girls who left their affluent lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916. In 1916, Dorothy Wickenden's grandmother, Dorothy Woodruff, and her best... (read more)

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Cadillac Desert : the American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised and Updated (Rev 93 Edition)
Cadillac Desert : the American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised and Updated (Rev 93 Edition)
by Marc Reisner
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"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West.... (read more)

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Crossing the Next Meridian
Crossing the Next Meridian
by Charles F. Wilkinson
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In "Crossing the Next Meridian," Charles F. Wilkinson, an expert on federal public lands, Native American issues, and the West's arcane water laws explains some of the core problems facing the American West now and in the years to come. He examines the... (read more)

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Where Rivers Change Direction
Where Rivers Change Direction
by Mark Spragg
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It is a voice that echoes off canyon walls, springs from the rush of rivers, thunders from the hooves of horses. It belongs to award-winner Mark Spragg, and it's as passionate and umcompromising as the wilderness in northwest Wyoming in which he... (read more)

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Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West
Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, and the Fate of the West
by Judith Nies
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An epic struggle over land, water, and power is erupting in the American West and the halls of Washington, DC. It began when a 4,000-square-mile area of Arizona desert called Black Mesa was divided between the Hopi and Navajo tribes. To the outside world,... (read more)

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Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
by Hampton Sides
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A Magnificent History of How the West Was Really Won — an Epic Tale of Shame and Glory. In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people's chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of... (read more)

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Ghost Towns of the West
Ghost Towns of the West
by Lambert Florin
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Prepared by the West's most traveled spook hunter, this is an accurate guide to over 400 ghost towns in the western U.S. and Canada.... (read more)

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The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Mayflower, has written a gripping history of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Cinematic in scope and deft in characterization, The Last Stand captures a defining moment in our nation's past. It's history at its finest.... (read more)

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Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars
Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars
by Don Rickey
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The enlisted men in the United States Army during the Indian Wars (1866-91) need no longer be mere shadows behind their historically well-documented commanding officers. As member of the regular army, these men formed an important segment of our usually... (read more)

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Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West
Lasso the Wind: Away to the New West
by Timothy Egan
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Winner of the Mountains and Plains Book Seller's Association Award "Sprawling in scope. . . . Mr. Egan uses the past powerfully to explain and give dimension to the present." --The New York Times "... (read more)

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The New Encyclopedia of the American West
The New Encyclopedia of the American West
by Howard Lamar
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A thoroughly revised and expanded version of Lamar's acclaimed 20-year-old "Reader's Encyclopedia of the West", this book consists of more than 2,400 entries in alphabetical order by more than 300 contributors, plus over 600 illustrations.... (read more)

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Mining in the West
Mining in the West
by Dave Pearson
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Departs from other recent history of art education in the US by examining currents, figures, and movements in a consistent critical light; interpreting actions by leaders in the context of their time and place; relying heavily on primary sources and... (read more)

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American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857
by Sally Denton
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In September 1857, a wagon train passing through Utah laden with gold was attacked. Approximately 140 people were slaughtered; only 17 children under the age of eight were spared. This incident in an open field called Mountain Meadows has ever since been... (read more)

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Full Body Burden (13 Edition)
Full Body Burden (13 Edition)
by Kristen Iversen
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Full Body Burden is Kristen Iversen's story of growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant. It's also a book about the destructive power of secrets—both family secrets and government secrets. Her father... (read more)

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Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire
Solace: Rituals of Loss and Desire
by Mary Sojourner
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NPR commentator Mary Sojourner, "a pithy yet sensuous, spiritual yet ferocious writer" (Booklist), delivers a powerful memoir about the joys of rejecting the pace, addictions, and false values of society...and learning to live without compromise. Twenty... (read more)

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The Frontier in American Culture
The Frontier in American Culture
by Richard White
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Log cabins and wagon trains, cowboys and Indians, Buffalo Bill and General Custer. These and other frontier images pervade our lives, from fiction to films to advertising, where they attach themselves to products from pancake syrup to cologne, blue jeans... (read more)

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Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
by Ralph Moody
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Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics... (read more)

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Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West 1846-1890
Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West 1846-1890
by Larry Mcmurtry
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In Oh What a Slaughter, Larry McMurtry has written a unique, brilliant, and searing history of the bloody massacres that marked -- and marred -- the settling of the American West in the nineteenth century, and which still provoke immense controversy... (read more)

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