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A Short History of Las Vegas
A Short History of Las Vegas
by Barbara Land
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A fast-paced and entertaining account of the evolution of this oasis in the thirsty desert by distinguished journalists Barbara Land and Myrick Land.... (read more)

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First 100 Portraits of the Men & Women Who Shaped Las Vegas
First 100 Portraits of the Men & Women Who Shaped Las Vegas
by A. D. Hopkins
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As a city in the forefront of popular culture and a destination for millions of visitors each year, it's amazing that Las Vegas is less than 100 years old. Many of the most important names in southern Nevada history, or their immediate relatives and... (read more)

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The Desert Reader
The Desert Reader
by Peter Wild
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Includes selections by Horace Greeley, William Gilpin, Mary Austin, D. H. Lawrence, Aldo Leopold, Wallace Stegner, Edward Abbey, and Ann... (read more)

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Making of the American West: People and Perspectives (Perspectives in American Social History)
Making of the American West: People and Perspectives (Perspectives in American Social History)
by Peter Mancall
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Making of the American West surveys the experiences of major social groups in the lands from the Mississippi to the Pacific, from the United States' penetration of the region in the early 19th century to its incorporation into national political... (read more)

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Facing West: the Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-building
Facing West: the Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-building
by Richard Drinnon
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American expansion, says Richard Drinnon, is characterized by repression and racism. In his reinterpretation of "winning" the West, Drinnon links racism with colonialism and traces this interrelationship from the Pequot War in New England, through... (read more)

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Pioneer Trails West (Images of America)
Pioneer Trails West (Images of America)
by Donald Emmet Worcester
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Nineteen veteran authors, members of the Western Writers of America all, have been collected in this volume of essays detailing the travails and triumphs of the whites who emigrated rest... (read more)

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Route 66 Treasures: Featuring Rare Facsimile Memorabilia from America's Mother Road
Route 66 Treasures: Featuring Rare Facsimile Memorabilia from America's Mother Road
by Jim Hinckley
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It’s been more than half a century since Route 66 was a major cross-country thoroughfare, but even decades after it was displaced by the interstate system, the advertising ephemera used to promote its motels, diners, and souvenir shops, as well as... (read more)

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Calf roping
Calf roping
by Roy Cooper
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World champion Roy Cooper tells how to compete and win, and offers step-by-step instruction for the beginner in this event.... (read more)

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Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
by Edward Dolnick
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-354) and index.... (read more)

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Death in the West
Death in the West
by Chris Becker
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Becker recounts horrifying true tales of tenderfoot tourists and adventurers who ventured out into the West... and didn't come back alive. The author goes beyond the telling of the tale to present preventative measures to help readers avoid making the... (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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From 1610 to the 1860s the Santa Fe Trail, which ran from Missouri and Kansas to New Mexico, was a principal artery to and from the Southwest. Drawing from letters, journals, expedition reports, and newspaper articles, David Dary opens a window into the... (read more)

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Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson
Shooting from the Lip: The Life of Senator Al Simpson
by Donald Loren Hardy
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Shortly before Wyomingandrsquo;s Alan K. Simpson was elected majority whip of the United States Senate, he decided to keep a journal. andldquo;I am going to make notes when I get home in the evening, as to what happened during each day.andrdquo; Now the... (read more)

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Thunder Over the Prairie: The True Story of a Murder and a Manhunt by the Greatest Posse of All Time
Thunder Over the Prairie: The True Story of a Murder and a Manhunt by the Greatest Posse of All Time
by Howard Kazanjian
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The gripping tale of a murder in Dodge Cityin 1878—and how legendary lawmen chased down the killer  “Written with cinematic clarity and a galloping pace . . . this charming book is the perfect read for anyone lingering over a drink... (read more)

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Remarkable Colorado Women (More Than Petticoats)
Remarkable Colorado Women (More Than Petticoats)
by Gayle Corbe Shirley
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Profiles the remarkable lives of fourteen Colorado women, each of whom left a profound and lasting legacy. These pioneering women, all born before 1900, broke down barriers through their work in various fields. Among the amazing women you'll discover are... (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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Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood attended grade school and Smith College together, spent nine months on a grand tour of Europe in 1910, and then, bored with society luncheons and chaperoned balls and not yet ready for marriage, they went off to... (read more)

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Myths and Mysteries of the Old West
Myths and Mysteries of the Old West
by Michael Rutter
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Fact versus Fiction in the Old West In an age before twenty-four-hour news coverage, before law and order came into vogue, dime novels and casually written newspaper stories fueled the legends of the Old West. The real people who filled the vast Western... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Old West (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Old West (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Mike Flanagan
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You're no idiot, of course. You know that Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, ane Belle Star could shoot'em up just as well as Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, and Buffalo Bill Cody. But when it comes to saddling up and learning the entire history of the Old West,... (read more)

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State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream
State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream
by Jeff Biggers
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State Out of the Union is award-winning journalist and historian Jeff Biggers’ riveting account of Arizona, the famed frontier state whose conflict over immigration and state’s rights has become a national bellwether. Biggers shows how... (read more)

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All in a Day's Riding (Tumbleweed)
All in a Day's Riding (Tumbleweed)
by Will James
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Each of All in the Day's Riding's twelve chapters highlights a riding theme. You'll read about drifting with the herd in a blizzard, Dusty's quest for the perfect horse, and the partnerships that form between cowboys and horses.... (read more)

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Tempe (Images of America)
Tempe (Images of America)
by Shirley R. Blanton
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Home to 165,000 residents (within a 40 square mile radius), the city of Tempe is surrounded by the booming cities of Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chandler. But the Salt River Valley area was once populated with just a few small farms, when Charles... (read more)

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