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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...


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: The Artwork of Ray Troll

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...


Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood

by John Soennichsen

The land between Idaho and the Cascade Mountains is characterized by gullies, coulees, and deserts--in geologic terms, it is a wholly unique place on the earth. Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz, starting in...


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...


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....


Raging Sea: Powerful Account of Worst Tsunami In U.S. History

by Dennis M. Powers

TSUNAMI

One Night. One Disaster. One American Town Devastated in the Blink of an Eye.

On Good Friday, 1964, the town of Crescent City, California was bustling as it prepared for the long Easter weekend. No...


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...


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...


Monte Cristo

by Philip Woodhouse

* Meticulously researched, engagingly written stories * Filled with historical photographs The Monte Cristo area, pocketed in spectacularly beautiful mountains in the Pacific Northwest, has long intrigued visitors...