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The Family Ranch: Land, Children, and Tradition in the American West
The Family Ranch: Land, Children, and Tradition in the American West
by Linda Hussa
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Hussa, an author and poet, tells the stories of six ranching families in the West and the issues they face in the twenty-first century involving grazing rights, water use, taxes and inheritance issues, operational costs, eminent domain, children's... (read more)

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Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman
Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman
by Kristie Miller
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She was at home on the western range and in New York salons. An energetic entrepreneur who managed a ranch, an airline, and a resort. A politician who became a key player in the New Deal. Isabella Greenway blazed a trail for remarkable women in Arizona... (read more)

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24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down
24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down
by Andres Martinez
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In the spring of 1998, mild-mannered, Ivy League-educated Andrés Martinez took $50,000--most of the advance his publisher was paying for this book--and headed to Las Vegas for thirty days, ten casinos, and a wild ride through the belly of a... (read more)

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Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album (Vintage Departures)
Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album (Vintage Departures)
by Teresa Jordan
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The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town
The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town
by Julie W. Weston
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Julie Whitesel Weston left her hometown of Kellogg, Idaho, but eventually it pulled her back. Only when she returned to this mining community in the Idaho Panhandle did she begin to see the paradoxes of the place where she grew up. Her book combines... (read more)

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Women and Men on the Overland Trail
Women and Men on the Overland Trail
by John Mack Faragher
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This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, John Mack Faragher... (read more)

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American West
American West
by Dee Brown
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andlt;Iandgt;The American Westandlt;/Iandgt; centers on three subjects: Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers. Dee Brown re-creates these groups struggles for their place in this new landscape and illuminates the history of the old West in a single... (read more)

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Far From Home: Families of the Westward Journey
Far From Home: Families of the Westward Journey
by Lillian Schlissel
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Takes a look at the human cost of the cross continental trek. Using letters and diaries, the author pieces together the sagas of 3 families of the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries who ventured West.... (read more)

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Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
by Isabella Bird
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In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West... (read more)

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Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American West (New York Review Collections)
Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American West (New York Review Collections)
by Larry Mcmurtry
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New in paperback What was achieved and destroyed, what was made up and forgotten in the American West as the continent was mapped, the natives were displaced, and exploits were transformed into legends? In this acclaimed collection, Larry McMurtry... (read more)

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Snowbound
Snowbound
by Ladd Hamilton
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In 1893, three New Yorkers, their guide, and a camp cook were caught by an early winter in the Bitterroot Mountains, and forced by their own ill luck and bad judgment to a decision that shocked the nation. Snowbound is the scandalous, true tale of the... (read more)

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The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the Development of the West
The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the Development of the West
by Philip Rollins
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Although the American cowboy has long been a favorite subject for novelists, filmmakers, and illustrators, too often the picture they paint bears little relation to reality. Philip Ashton Rollins, who lived in the West on and off between 1892 and 1924... (read more)

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Leaning Into the Wind: Women Write from the Heart of the West
Leaning Into the Wind: Women Write from the Heart of the West
by Linda M Hasselstrom
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In the true stories, essays, and poems of Leaning into the Wind we meet the real women of the High Plains today - women far more interesting than the shiny cowgirls of Madison Avenue. Here are reflections on cowboys real and fake, tractor-driving lessons,... (read more)

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Why I Came West
Why I Came West
by Rick Bass
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In this searching memoir, Rick Bass describes how he first fell in love with theWest — as a landscape, an idea, and a way of life. Bass grew up in the suburban sprawl of Houston, attended college in Utah, and spent eight years working as a geologist... (read more)

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Winning the Wild West: The Epic Saga of the American Frontier, 1800-1899 (Images of America)
Winning the Wild West: The Epic Saga of the American Frontier, 1800-1899 (Images of America)
by Page Stegner
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One of the greatest stories of nineteenth-century America is its expansion into the lands west of the Mississippi. Now acclaimed author Page Stegner shows in one sweeping volume how the opening of the western frontier ignited and defined a young nation... (read more)

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Old Jules
Old Jules
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First published in 1935, Old Jules is unquestionably Mari Sandoz's masterpiece. This portrait of her pioneer father grew out of 'the silent hours of listening behind the stove or the wood box, when it was assumed, of course, that I was asleep in bed. So... (read more)

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The Course of Empire
The Course of Empire
by Bernard Aug De Voto
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Tracing North American Exploration from Balboa to Lewis and Clark, Devoto tells in a classic fashion how the drama of discovery defined the American nation. The Course of Empire is the third volume in historian Bernard Devotos monumental trilogy of the... (read more)

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My Week at the Blue Angel: And Other Stories from the Storm Drains, Strip Clubs, and Trailer Parks of Las Vegas
My Week at the Blue Angel: And Other Stories from the Storm Drains, Strip Clubs, and Trailer Parks of Las Vegas
by Matthew Obrien
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A rendezvous with a strip-club owner who starts a church based on the writings of Thomas Paine. A savage journey to the heart of Hunter S. Thompson's Las Vegas, with the Good Doctor as guide. A Lord of the Rings-like adventure into the city's underground... (read more)

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A Road of Her Own
A Road of Her Own
by Marlene Blessing
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The expanse of the western landscape shines through in these twenty stories. This clear and crisp view refracted inside a woman's eye spills out to the page, opening the wide range of your happenstance heart.... (read more)

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The Legend of Colton H. Bryant
The Legend of Colton H. Bryant
by Alexandra Fuller
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A heartrending story of the human spirit from the author of the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight Alexandra Fuller returns with the unforgettable true story of Colton H. Bryant, a soulful boy with a mustang-taming heart who comes of age in... (read more)

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