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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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They have tried to tame it, shave it, fence it, cut it, dam it, drain it, nuke it, poison it, pave it, and subdivide it," writes Timothy Egan of the West in his new book, but "this region's hold on the American character has never seemed stronger." Lasso... (read more)

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The Santa Fe Trail: Its History, Legends, and Lore
The Santa Fe Trail: Its History, Legends, and Lore
by David Dary
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The full story of the Santa Fe Trail, from the arrival of the Spanish, the founding of Santa Fe in 1610 and the arrival of the first French and American traders, the establishment of the trail, and what happened after its glory days ended. Here are the... (read more)

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Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good
Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good
by William G Robbins
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Throughout the history of the United States, the concepts of "land" and "the West" have fired the American imagination and fueled controversy. The essays in Land in the American West deal with complex, troublesome, and interrelated questions regarding... (read more)

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New Westers: The West in Contemporary American Culture
New Westers: The West in Contemporary American Culture
by Michael Johnson
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"A lively, entertaining, and well-written survey of the role of the West in recent American culture that will appeal to all readers". -- Richard W. Etulain, coauthor of The American West. "Johnson runs the gamut of current Western culture -- from poets... (read more)

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Journal of a Trapper
Journal of a Trapper
by Osborne Russell
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'Reader, if you are in search of a Classical and Scientific tourist, please to lay this Volume down, and pass on, for this simply informs you what a Trapper has seen and experienced. But if you wish to peruse a Hunter's rambles among the wild regions of... (read more)

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Burs Under the Saddle: A Second Look at Books and Histories of the West
Burs Under the Saddle: A Second Look at Books and Histories of the West
by Ramon Adams
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"This immense book, by a noted bibliographer of the West, is beyond question the fairest, most complete and most learned evaluation of printed references to western outlaws to appear until now....It will stand for many years, solid as a rock amid the... (read more)

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Cripple Creek District (Making of America)
Cripple Creek District (Making of America)
by Jan Mackell
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The Cripple Creek District, on the back of Pikes Peak in central Colorado, first found fame through Bob Womack, the cowboy who publicized his knowledge of gold in the high country and drew thousands to the area. Gold fever allowed the region to flourish,... (read more)

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The Sagebrush State: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History and Humanities)
The Sagebrush State: Nevada's History, Government, and Politics (Wilbur S. Shepperson Series in History and Humanities)
by Michael W Bowers
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An updated edition of this informative study of Nevada's history and constitution is updated through 2005 to include information on the elections of 2002 and 2004 and two controversial sessions of the legislature. Original.... (read more)

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Nothing to Tell: Extraordinary Stories of Montana Ranch Women
Nothing to Tell: Extraordinary Stories of Montana Ranch Women
by Donna Gray
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Sitting at the kitchen tables of twelve women in their eighties who were born in or immigrated to Montana in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, between 1982 and 1988 oral historian Donna Gray conducted interviews that reveal a rich... (read more)

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A Tramp Across the Continent
A Tramp Across the Continent
by Charles F Lummis
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When young Charles Lummis heard about a job in the small town of Los Angeles more than a century ago, he walked all the way to it—across the plains, up Pike's Peak, down Devil's Gorge, through the Grand Canyon, over the desert. It was, by... (read more)

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The Legend of Baby Doe: The Life and Times of the Silver Queen of the West
The Legend of Baby Doe: The Life and Times of the Silver Queen of the West
by John Burke
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In her pulchritudinous prime Baby Doe was called the Silver Queen of Colorado by journalists and "that shameless hussy" by the proper wives of the men who eyed her. Flirtatious, adventurous, ambitious, Elizabeth McCourt Doe gave everyone a lot to talk... (read more)

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Legends and Tales of the American West (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
Legends and Tales of the American West (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
by Richard Erdoes
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From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and Frank and Jesse James, this volume offers a wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales and fanciful yarns. Line drawings.... (read more)

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The Cattlemen from the Rio Grande Across the Far Marias
The Cattlemen from the Rio Grande Across the Far Marias
by Mari Sandoz
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"Drawing the fullest flavor from her expert descriptive technique, Mari Sandoz has written a regional history to stand among the best of its kind."—Library Journal Chicago Sunday... (read more)

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The Backbone of the World: A Portrait of the Vanishing West Along the Continental Divide
The Backbone of the World: A Portrait of the Vanishing West Along the Continental Divide
by Frank Clifford
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In recent years, Los Angeles Times writer and editor Frank Clifford has journeyed along the Continental Divide, the hemispheric watershed that spans North America from the alkali badlands of southernmost New Mexico to the roof of the Rockies in Montana... (read more)

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The Spanish Frontier in North America
The Spanish Frontier in North America
by David J Weber
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Winner of the 1993 Western Heritage Award given by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, here is a definitive history of the Spanish colonial period in North America. Authoritative and colorful, the volume focuses on both the Spaniards' impact on Native... (read more)

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Pioneer Children on the Journey West
Pioneer Children on the Journey West
by Emmy Werner
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Between 1841 and 1865, some forty thousand children participated in the great overland journeys from the banks of the Missouri River to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. In this engaging book, Emmy Werner gives 120 of these young emigrants, ranging from... (read more)

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Remarkable Utah Women (More Than Petticoats)
Remarkable Utah Women (More Than Petticoats)
by Christy Karras
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Moving portraits of thirteen independent women who helped make Utah what it is today More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women profiles the lives of thirteen of the states most important historical figures—women from across the Beehive... (read more)

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Red Blood & Black Ink: The Story of Journalism in the Old West
Red Blood & Black Ink: The Story of Journalism in the Old West
by David Dary
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For the first time, the long, exciting, often surprising story of journalism in the Old West--from the freewheeling days of the early 1800s when all the news was an expression of the editor's opinion, to the more balanced reporting of the classic small... (read more)

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The Plainsmen of the Yellowstone
The Plainsmen of the Yellowstone
by Mark H Brown
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This rich and authoritative chronicle of the Yellowstone Basin covers a span of more than a century and half, from the 1740s, when the Verendryé brothers were seeking a route to the Western Sea, to the late nineteenth century and the days of... (read more)

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Sagebrush Soldier: Private William Earl Smith's View of the Sioux War of 1876
Sagebrush Soldier: Private William Earl Smith's View of the Sioux War of 1876
by Sherry L Smith
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Smith (history, U. of Texas, El Paso) presents the diary of her great- grandfather, providing a glimpse of daily camp life and battle scenes from the perspective of a private during the Indian wars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR... (read more)

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