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The WPA Guide to Utah: The Beehive 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 Nevada: The Silver 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 Montana: The Big Sky 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 Idaho: The Gem 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...


John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America

by Kim Heacox

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire takes two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska, and combines them into a brisk and engaging biography.

John Muir was...


Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River

by Jim Rearden & Sidney Huntington

This is more than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska. It is also a tribute to the Athapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enabled him and his ancestors to survive. His story,...


Yosemite In the Sixties

by Glenn Denny, Steve Roper & Yvon Chouinard

The sheer granite walls of Yosemite Valley galvanized a dedicated group of rock climbers in the 1960s, who saw the nearly holdless, glacier-polished faces as the purest form of challenge. The awesome Half Dome...


The Bilko Athletic Club: The Story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels

by Gaylon H. White

The Bilko Athletic Club is the story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels, a team of castoffs and kids built around a bulky, beer-loving basher of home runs named Steve Bilko. The Angels compiled a 107-61 won-loss...


Montana Ghost Dance: Essays on Land and Life

by John B. Wright

Montana has been the "last best place" for so many people. A century ago, Native Americans gathered here to perform the Ghost Dance—a last, doomed attempt to make white settlers vanish and bring back the old...


Turmoil In New Mexico, 1846-1868: Facsimile of 1952 Edition

by William A. Keleher

The vital history of New Mexico and Arizona during the formative years between the American Occupation and the coming of the railroad has been compressed by the author into one volume with hundreds of footnotes...


Calabashes and Kings: An Introduction to Hawaii

by Stanley D. Porteus

This eloquent and hauntingly evocative story of Hawaii is a true classic and is an essential read for any enthusiast of Hawaiian culture and history.

With a sincerity and candor often lacking in books stressing...


1970: "I" Hotel

by Karen Tei Yamashita

The third novella in I Hotel, a 2010 National Book Award finalist and epic of America’s struggle for civil rights.


Reflections on the University of California: From the Free Speech Movement to the Global University

by Neil J. Smelser

These invaluable essays offer an insider's perspective on three decades at a major American university during a time of political turmoil. Neil J. Smelser, who spent thirty-six years as a professor of sociology...


State Facts for Fun! Colorado

by Wyatt Michaels

State Facts for Fun! Colorado 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 their children...


The California and Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life

by Francis Parkman

The classic account of one man’s journey into the wild American frontier.

In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to experience the untamed regions of...


The Octopus

by Frank Norris

Based on an actual bloody dispute in 1880 between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, this tale of greed, betrayal, and a lust for power is played out during the waning days of the western frontier....


West Coast Bungalows of the 1920s: With Photographs and Floor Plans

by E. W. Stillwell & Co.

An ideal resource for 21st-century bungalow buyers and renovators as well as for builders seeking authentic details. 50 examples include photographs, in addition to floor plans, estimated costs, and descriptions...


The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

by J. W. Powell

Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations.


Mount McKinley: Icy Crown of North America

by Fred Becky

* A classic of mountaineering literature * Beckey's name is synonymous with mountaineering in Alaska, Canada and the western US * Peppered with personal anecdotes and unique photographs This biography of Alaska's...


The Elusive State of Jefferson: A Journey through the 51st State

by Peter Laufer

By 1941, a nascent statehood movement began to coalesce into an active and explicit secession campaign seeking to carve from Northern California and Southern Oregon a new State of Jefferson. Yreka, California,...