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Taken from the Paradise Isle

by Heidi Kim

Crafted from George Hoshida’s diary and memoir, as well as letters faithfully exchanged with his wife Tamae, Taken from the Paradise Isle is an intimate account of the anger, resignation, philosophy, optimism,...


Alaska: A Bicentennial History

by William R. Hunt

Cliches about Alaska are legion: to mention the name is to conjure up images of the Frozen North, mushing huskies, and grizzled sourdoughs panning for gold. In this book, author William R. Hunt shows how misleading...


Colorado: A History (States and the Nation)

by Marshall Sprague & American Association for State and Local

Those who travel to look at Colorado will find as much meaning in Marshall Sprague’s well-told story of its historical conflict as will those who live with the beauty—and the challenge. Mountains—so beautiful,...


The Winning of the West: From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi

by Theodore Roosevelt

Defeated politically and running out of money after a ranch deal gone bad, Theodore Roosevelt began writing his epic history of the conquest of the American West in 1888. He wove a sweeping drama, well documented...


LAPD '53

by James Ellroy & Los Angeles Police Museum

James Ellroy, the undisputed master of crime writing, has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum to present a stunning text on 1953 LA. While combing the museum's photo archives, Ellroy discovered that...


Lonely Planet Pacific Coast Highways Road Trips

by Lonely Planet, Andrew Bender & Sara Benson

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet Pacific Coast Highways Road Trips. Featuring...


Behind San Quentin's Walls: The History of California's Legendary Prison and Its Inmates, 1851-1900

by William B. Secrest

San Quentin is one of the most famous prisons in American history, featured in countless movies and novels, yet few know its colorful early history. In Behind San Quentin's Walls, noted Old West historian William...


My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting

by William T. Hamilton

In these days, when the experience of living right up against nature are fast becoming a thing of the past, the story is of special interest. The mountaineers as a class were unique. Life itself had little value...


Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire

by Bayard Taylor

A journalist’s eyewitness account of the explosive 1849 California gold rush and his travels through Mexico.

In 1849, a young, wide-eyed reporter from New York ventured West not to seek riches, but to report...


Mister Moffat's Road

by Stan Moore & Kathryn Moore

Rollins Pass....The Ski Train....Moffat Tunnel....names from Colorado's railroad heyday. This book tells a gripping story. It is about the building of Colorado's most famous railroad, and how the state became...


Making an American Workforce: The Rockefellers and the Legacy of Ludlow

by Fawn-Amber Montoya

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the policies of the early years of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, Making an American Workforce explores John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s welfare capitalist programs and...


Captive Paradise

by James L. Haley

The most recent state to join the union, Hawaii is the only one to have once been a royal kingdom. After its "discovery" by Captain Cook in the late 18th Century, Hawaii was fought over by European powers determined...


Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones

by Marta Effinger-Crichlow

Staging Migrations toward an American West examines how black women's theatrical and everyday performances of migration toward the American West expose the complexities of their struggles for sociopolitical...


Dominion of Bears: Living with Wildlife in Alaska

by Sherry Simpson

Long ago we invited bears into our stories, our dreams, our nightmares, our lives. We have always sought them out where they live, for their hides, their meat, their beauty, their knowingness. Human country...


Making Rocky Mountain National Park: The Environmental History of an American Treasure

by Jerry J. Frank

On September 4, 1915, hundreds of people gathered in Estes Park, Colorado, to celebrate the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park. This new nature preserve held the promise of peace, solitude, and rapture...


Women in Pacific Northwest History: Revised Edition

by Karen J. Blair

This new edition of Karen Blair’s popular anthology originally published in 1989 includes thirteen essays, eight of which are new. Together they suggest the wide spectrum of women’s experiences that make...


The Golden Frontier: The Recollections of Herman Francis Reinhart, 1851-1869

by Herman Francis Reinhart, Doyce B., Jr. Nunis & Nora B. Cunningham

The gold rush was Herman Francis Reinhart's life for almost twenty years. From the summer of 1851 when, as a boy in his late teens, he traveled the Oregon trail to California, until a January day in 1869 when...


California Coastal Access Guide

by California Coastal Commission

From the majestic redwoods and rocky shores in the north to the palm trees and wide, sandy beaches in the south, the California coast is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. This thoroughly revised and...


State Facts for Fun! Hawaii

by Wyatt Michaels

Far from boring, State Facts for Fun! Hawaii is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within; while parents will love that...


How to Read the American West: A Field Guide

by William Wyckoff & William Cronon

From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California bungalows, many of the features of the western American landscape are well known to residents and travelers alike. But in How to Read the American...