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by James Reasoner

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


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...


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...


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...


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...


Railroad Empire Across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey

by James E. Sherow & John R. Charlton

This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow's discussion.


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...


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...


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...


Greetings from Las Vegas

by Editors of Thunder Bay Press

When it's time to go back to the daily grind, it's easy to miss the fun and excitement of vacation — especially if you've just spent time in a city like Las Vegas. Home to the world's most fabulous casinos,...


Greetings from San Francisco

by Editors of Thunder Bay Press

When it's time to go back to the daily grind, it's easy to miss the fun and excitement of vacation — especially if you've just spent time in a city like San Francisco. Home to remarkable landmarks like Fisherman's...


The WPA Guide to California: The Golden 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 Alaska: The Last Frontier State: The Last Frontier 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 Colorado: The Highest 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...


An Army Doctor on the Western Frontier: Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, 1864-1890

by Robert M. Utley

This selection of Lauderdale's writings, edited and annotated by a premier historian of the American West, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth...


The Wpa Guide to Wyoming: The Cowboy 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...


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,...