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Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness
by Robert Specht
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The author tells the story as told to him of Anne Hobbs, a woman who went to Alaska in the 1920's to teach, but who had trouble due to her kindness to the Indians there.... (read more)

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Blue Highways: A Journey Into America
Blue Highways: A Journey Into America
by William Least Heat-Moon
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New York Times Bestseller. "Better than Kerouac."--Chicago Sun-Times William Least Heat-Moon's journey into America began with little more than the need to put home behind him. At a turning point in his life, he packed up a van he called Ghost Dancing... (read more)

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Names on the Land: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States (New York Review Books Classics)
Names on the Land: A Historical Account of Place-Naming in the United States (New York Review Books Classics)
by George R Stewart
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George R. Stewarts classic study of place-naming in the United States was written during World War II as a tribute to the varied heritage of the nations peoples. More than half a century later, Names on the Land remains the authoritative source on its... (read more)

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California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture
California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture
by Jim Heimann
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In 1980, Los Angeles historian Jim Heimann wrote a book about the oddball roadside architecture that has dotted the American landscape since the advent of the auto. Published by Chronicle Books as California Crazy, it stayed in print for nearly 20 years.... (read more)

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Kit Carson's Autobiography
Kit Carson's Autobiography
by Kit Carson
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"Notice is hereby given to all persons, that Christopher Carson, a boy about 16 years old, small of his age, but thick-set; light hair, ran away from the subscriber, living in Franklin, Howard County, Missouri, to whom he had been bound to learn the... (read more)

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Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic
Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic
by Erskine Clarke
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Published some thirty years ago, Robert Manson Myerss Children of Pride: The True Story of Georgia and the Civil War won the National Book Award in history and went on to become a classic reference on Americas slaveholding South. That book presented the... (read more)

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A Year in the Maine Woods
A Year in the Maine Woods
by Bernd Heinrich
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Escapist fantasies usually involve the open road, but Bernd Heinrichs dream was to focus on the riches of one small place—a few green acres along Alder Brook just east of the Presidential Mountains. The year begins as he settles into a cabin with no... (read more)

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Alaska
Alaska
by Walter R. Borneman
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The history of Alaska is filled with stories of new land and new riches -- and ever present are new people with competing views over how the valuable resources should be used: Russians exploiting a fur empire; explorers checking rival advances... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Brave Companions
Brave Companions
by David McCullough
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The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is... (read more)

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The Prince of Frogtown (Vintage)
The Prince of Frogtown (Vintage)
by Rick Bragg
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The final volume of Rick Bragg's bestselling and beloved American saga documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick's youth, to Jacksonville's one-hundred-year-old mill and to Rick's father, the troubled, charismatic... (read more)

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Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices
Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices
by James K Crissman
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In Death and Dying in Central Appalachia, James Crissman explores cultural traits related to death and dying in the Appalachian sections of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, showing how they have changed since the 1600's... (read more)

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Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska
by Peter Jenkins
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More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Now, Peter... (read more)

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The Ghost Orchid Ghost and Other Tales from the Swamp
The Ghost Orchid Ghost and Other Tales from the Swamp
by Doug Alderson
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Nothing like some good ghost stories on a cool Florida evening around a campfire (or at home in your favorite reading chair). And nothing like a swamp as a good, scary setting, especially Florida's famous ones--from the Everglades to Mosquito Lagoon... (read more)

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Butch Cassidy: A Biography (Bison Book)
Butch Cassidy: A Biography (Bison Book)
by Richard Patterson
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Separating mythology from actual events in the life of Butch Cassidy has been made extremely difficult by the many stories told about him by family members, acquaintances, and writers after his presumed death in a Bolivian village. In an exhaustive... (read more)

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Gables and Fables: A Portrait of San Francisco's Pacific Heights
Gables and Fables: A Portrait of San Francisco's Pacific Heights
by Anne Bloomfield
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Cultural Writing. Architecture. Design. Charming and deeply informed, part historical detective work and part gossip column. This storied tour of 110 of Pacific Heights' grand old edifices offers an architectural and social history of one of San... (read more)

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American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center
by William Langewiesche
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Selected as one of the best books of 2002 by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Sun-Times Within days after September 11, 2001, William Langewiesche had secured unique, unrestricted, round-the-clock... (read more)

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Katahdin: Legends, Exploration, and Preservation of Maine's Highest Peak
Katahdin: Legends, Exploration, and Preservation of Maine's Highest Peak
by John W. Neff
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Maine historian John Neffs compelling and comprehensive narrative traces the history legend and legacy of Mount Katahdin--the spectacular peak that looms over Maines Great North Woods--from the earliest Native American stories to colonial... (read more)

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Sea Level Rising
Sea Level Rising
by William Sargent
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On April 16, 2007, an early spring storm broke through Cape Cods barrier beach. Overnight, the citizens of Chatham had to contend with as much sea level rise as most communities will face in the next fifty years. A dozen homes were swept away in as many... (read more)

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Gilded City: Scandal and Sensation in Turn-Of-The-Century New York
Gilded City: Scandal and Sensation in Turn-Of-The-Century New York
by M Dunlop
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-287) and index.... (read more)

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