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Passage to Wonderland: Rephotographing Joseph Stimson's Views of the Cody Road to Yellowstone National Park, 1903 and 2008

by Michael A. Amundson

In 1903 the Cody Road opened, leading travelers from Cody, Wyoming, to Yellowstone National Park. Cheyenne photographer J. E. Stimson traveled the route during its first week in existence, documenting the road...


The Trail of Gold and Silver

by Duane A. Smith

In The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the...


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...


Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

by Stephen Fried

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Featured in the PBS documentary The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

The legendary life and entrepreneurial vision of Fred Harvey helped shape American culture and history for three...


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...


These Canyons Are Full of Ghosts: The Last of the Death Valley Prospectors

by Emmett C. Harder

Nowadays tourists from all over the world travel to Death Valley. However, most of them never see the romantic and mysterious badlands at the south end of the valley. This area is off beaten path, remote and...


The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette

by John Muir & Richard F. Fleck

John Muir agreed in 1881 to sail aboard the Corwin, whose fruitless mission it was to search for the missing scientific research vessel Jeannette, which itself became icebound while exploring the distant and...


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...


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...


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...


State Facts for Fun! Alaska

by Wyatt Michaels

Far from boring, State Facts for Fun! Alaska 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...


Gold: Firsthand Accounts from the Rush That Made the West

by John Richard Stephens

 The Gold Rush era was an amazing time in our country’s history. California had just been occupied during the Mexican-American War and wasn’t officially a U.S. territory yet when gold was discovered in...


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

From the redwood forest to the Mexican border, the Pacific coastline to the Mojave Desert, California is the most populous state in the Union and the eighth-largest economy in the world. And what better way...


In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West 1528-1990

by Quintard Taylor

"This is an enthralling work that will be essential reading for years to come. You finish it understanding how integral a part blacks were of the making of the West and, indeed, America." — David Nicholson,...


1974: I-Migrant Hotel

by Karen Tei Yamashita

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


1968: Eye Hotel

by Karen Tei Yamashita

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


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...


The Wolves of Alaska: A Fact-based Saga

by Jim Rearden

Alaska has announced that wolves are to be killed on the Tanana Flats near Fairbanks to allow a moose population to rebuild. A pretty Boston school teacher, representing an animal rights organization, arrives...


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...