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Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
by Peter Stark
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In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent. At... (read more)

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
by Erik Larson
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An amazing history that recounts the inconceivable events surrounding the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Larson's tale captures a time and place that vividly come to life. The central characters in this tale are Daniel H. Burnham, the architect... (read more)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen Ambrose
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At the heart of the immense and growing interest in Lewis and Clark in recent years stands this book. WWII historian Stephen Ambrose had long harbored a private obsession for the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery, and in Undaunted Courage he was able... (read more)

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American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church
American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church
by Alex Beam
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On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois. Clamorous and angry, they were hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their otherwise quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. They... (read more)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
by Stephen E Ambrose
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At the heart of the immense and growing interest in Lewis and Clark in recent years stands this book. WWII historian Stephen Ambrose had long harbored a private obsession for the Expedition of the Corps of Discovery, and in Undaunted Courage he was able... (read more)

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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As David McCullough writes, “Not all pioneers went west.” In The Greater Journey, he tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and... (read more)

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The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South
The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South
by John W Blassingame
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"Has excellent chapters to use regarding slave culture and community... Goes a long way in building a base in understanding the uniqueness of the Black experience in America."--Russell Wigginton, University of Illinois "This is probably the best... (read more)

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Massacred for Gold Signed Edition
Massacred for Gold Signed Edition
by R. Gregory Nokes
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In 1887, more than thirty Chinese gold miners were massacred on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. Massacred for Gold, the first authoritative account of the unsolved crime, unearths the evidence that points to an... (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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Tough Trip Through Paradise 1878-1879
Tough Trip Through Paradise 1878-1879
by Andrew Garcia
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press This book grew out of a manuscript left by Andrew Garcia on his death in 1942. Ben Stein acquired the manuscript and edited it to tell Garcia's story of the 1877 war... (read more)

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Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
by Linda Lawrence Hunt
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With their family home facing foreclosure, seventeen-year-old Clara Estby and her mother, Helga, need to raise a lot of money fastno easy feat for two women in 1896. Helga wants to tackle the problem with her usual loud and flashy style, while Clara... (read more)

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Unfamiliar Fishes
Unfamiliar Fishes
by Sarah Vowell
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From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing... (read more)

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We Pointed Them North : Recollections of a Cowpuncher (55 Edition)
We Pointed Them North : Recollections of a Cowpuncher (55 Edition)
by E. C. Abbott
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E. C. Abbott was a cowboy in the great days of the 1870's and 1880's. He came up the trail to Montana from Texas with the long-horned herds which were to stock the northern ranges; he punched cows in Montana when there wasn't a fence in the territory... (read more)

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A Short History of Reconstruction (Abridged)
A Short History of Reconstruction (Abridged)
by Eric Foner
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The World the War Made The Coming of Emancipation On January 1, 1863, after a winter storm swept up the east coast of the United States, the sun rose in a cloudless sky over Washington, D.C. At the White House, Abraham Lincoln spent most of the day... (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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"An engrossing, thoughtfully researched, and tautly written account of a critical chapter in American history." -Los Angeles Times With a fantastic body of work that includes In the Heart of the Sea and Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower, Nathaniel... (read more)

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Covered Wagon Women Volume 1
Covered Wagon Women Volume 1
by Kenneth L Holmes
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The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered... (read more)

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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
by Matthew Goodman
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chapter 1 A Free American Girl Nellie bly was born elizabeth jane cochran in western pennsyl-vania on May 5, 1864, though confusion about her exact age would persist throughout her life—a good deal of that confusion engineered by Bly herself, for... (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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The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
by Randolph B. Marcy
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The first and finest handbook for travelers of the Old American West. First published in 1859, The Prairie Traveler was the indispensable book for looking to follow the American dream, pull up stakes, head into the wilderness of the frontier, and build a... (read more)

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Roaring Camp : the Social World of the California Gold Rush (00 Edition)
Roaring Camp : the Social World of the California Gold Rush (00 Edition)
by Susan Lee Johnson
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Winner of the 2001 Bancroft Prize.... (read more)

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