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Icebound Empire: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier 1898 - 1938

by Elizabeth A. Tower & J. H. Clark

True Stories of the courage and grit behind Alaska's fierce independence. A mysterious vigilante murder in Nebraska, the Alaska Gold Rush, muckraking politics that lead to the suicide of an American hero and...


The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs

by Joshua L. Reid

For the Makahs, a tribal nation at the most northwestern point of the contiguous United States, a deep relationship with the sea is the locus of personal and group identity. Unlike most other indigenous tribes...


Strawberry Days

by David A. Neiwert & David Neiwert

Strawberry Days tells the vivid and moving tale of the creation and destruction of a Japanese immigrant community. Before World War II, Bellevue, the now-booming "edge city" on the outskirts of Seattle, was...


Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest

by Jack Nisbet

These are the genesis stories of a region. In Ancient Places, Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones across the Pacific Northwest that reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and place in this corner of the world....


The Neighborhood Outfit: Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

by Louis Corsino

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb


Stehekin

by Grant McConnell

"Here is a warmly analytical true story of a group-not even a community-who managed, by not managing, to remain free and unfettered and admirably, strongly protective of a most precious natural territory." --...


A Place of Her Own: The  Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin

by Janet Fisher

 After leaving home at a young age and defying her parents to marry the dashing Garrett Maupin, Martha Maupin's future became bound up with some of the most extraordinary events in antebellum American history,...


The WPA Guide to Washington: The Evergreen State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


The WPA Guide to Oregon: The Beaver State

by Federal Writers' Project

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared...


Visible Bones: Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country

by Jack Nisbet

How can you know a place? Historian and naturalist Jack Nisbet-author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America—looks to the relics of a region to connect the present...


Oregon: A History

by Gordon B. Dodds

To many Americans, Oregon is an idyllic, fruitful garden on the northwestern shore of a troubled urban nation. But, as author Gordon B. Dodds explains in this thoughtful history, behind that image lies the story...


Indians of the Pacific Northwest: From the Coming of the White Man to the Present Day

by Vine , Jr. Deloria Jr., Billy , Jr Frank Jr & Steve Pavlik

The definitive and moving account of the Pacific Northwest tribes and their struggle to maintain their culture and traditional homelands.


David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work: An Illustrated Exploration Across Two Centuries in the Pacific Northwest

by Jack Nisbet

During a meteoric career that spanned from 1825 to 1834, David Douglas made the first systematic collections of flora and fauna over many parts of the greater Pacific Northwest. Despite his early death, colleagues...


Sources of the River, 2nd Edition: Tracking David Thompson Across North America

by Ray Troll

In this true story of adventure, author Jack Nisbet re-creates the life and times of David Thompson-fur trader, explorer, surveyor, and mapmaker. From 1784 to 1812, Thompson explored western North America, and...


The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest

by Jack Nisbet

Jack Nisbet first told the story of British explorer David Thompson, who mapped the Columbia River, in his acclaimed book Sources of the River, which set the standard for research and narrative biography for...


The Separating Sickness - Ma'i Ho'oka'awale: Interviews with Exiled Leprosy Patients at Kalaupapa, Hawaii

by Ted Gugelyk & Milton Bloombaum

Oral history -- interviews with exiled Leprosy Patients at Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii. Patients tell about having bounties placed on them, being captured, quarantined and imprisoned for life as leprosy patients....


Seattle and the Demons of Ambition

by Fred Moody

Founded in 1851 as a four-cabin outpost named "New York Pretty-Soon," Seattle has long struggled with an identity crisis. From a nearly lawless port, to a sedate, conventional company town defined by Boeing...


The Oregon Companion: An Historical Gazetteer of the Useful, the Curious, and the Arcane

by RichardH. Engeman

What's the connection between Ken Kesey and Nancy's Yogurt? How about the difference between a hoedad and a webfoot? What became of the Pixie Kitchen and the vanished Lambert Gardens?The Oregon Companion is...


Pacific Destiny

by Dale L. Walker

The Oregon Country!

For a century that fabled place, lying somewhere beyond the Rocky Mountains at the farthest reaches of the continent galvanized the American people.

Its riches, in furs, timber, fish, and...


Olympic Battleground, 2nd Edition: Creating and Defending Olympic National Park

by Carsten Lien

A shocking revelation . . . . No one vitally interested in the past, present, or future of the national parks can afford to ignore this work of historical dynamite. This is the first comprehensive history of...