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SPC070
$29.99  
Hardcover, Phillip J. Stager, 128pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780764347672
The history of the iron ore trade on the Great Lakes, from 1900 to 1980, is perhaps best related in visual form. Historians and enthusiasts alike can now learn about this important part of our country’s industrial heritage in nearly 300 views of the mines, railroads, loading docks, and...
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SPC071
$23.99 $29.99  
Hardcover, Phillip Stager, 128pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780764349010
This follow-up in the first Mine to Mill book continues the exploration of the American iron ore trade on the Great Lakes from the golden age of picture postcards at the turn of the 20th century through 1980, when the American iron and steel industry was undergoing massive restructurings. Book...
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ARC142
$21.99  
Paperback, Susan L. Glen, 128pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780738548944
Following the great fire of 1912 through the “Daddy Train” era, Seaside grew as a holiday and summer resort. The opening of the Oregon Coast Highway from Astoria to California in the late 1920s and of Wolf Creek Highway (Sunset Highway) in the late 1930s made Seaside accessible from Portland by...
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NAV080
$21.95  
Paperback, George J. Marrett, 264pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781682470367
George J. Marrett, a former test pilot for aviator Howard Hughes, separates fact from fiction to tell the inside story of the genius who set flight speed records in the 1930s and went on to develop some of America’s most famous aircraft and weapons. The author draws on his wealth of experiences...
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WWN821
$21.95  
Paperback, Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele, 688pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780393326024
The life that inspired the major motion picture The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy, dashing lifestyle, and reclusiveness. This is the book that breaks through the image to get at...
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PGN282
$20.00  
Paperback, Peter Nabokov, 528pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780140281590
From the author of  How the World Moves --the classic collection of more than 500 years of Native American History In a series of powerful and moving documents, anthropologist  Peter Nabokov  presents a history of Native American and white relations as seen though Indian eyes...
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PGW257
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Paperback, Carrie Gibson, 480pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780802124319
Ever since Christopher Columbus stepped off the  Santa Maria  and announced that he had arrived in the Orient, the Caribbean has been a stage for projected fantasies and competition between world powers. In  Empire’s Crossroads , historian Carrie Gibson offers a vivid, panoramic...
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QRT025
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Hardcover, Michael Karl Witzel, 208pages, 8 x 10, ISBN: 9780760354179
When you open  Strange 66,  take a look beyond the all-American sheen to the seedy, creepy, and just plain weird stories behind America's Mother Road. Route 66 conjures images of an  innocent golden age of car travel : shiny V8s powering down hot, two-lane blacktop, sucking 20-cent-a-gallon...
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WIL082
$19.99  
Paperback, Sammye J. Meadows & Jana Prewitt, 412pages, 7.5 x 0.9 x 9, ISBN: 9780764525452
The Lewis and Clark expedition was the greatest camping trip in history. It was one of those irresistible American adventures that many people dream of living. This book shares the delightful details of the journey that historians have gleaned from the group’s journals and maps, and also...
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RAN509
$19.99  
Paperback, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, 480pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781426217173
With nuanced observations from the star author and historian, here are the celebrated journals documenting Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition into the uncharted American West, abridged into a single volume and translated into modern English. At the start of the 19th century, Meriwether...
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SPC060
$19.95  
Paperback, Mary L. Martin, James Edward Thompson, Tina Skinner, 143pages, 8.5 x 10.9 x 0.4, ISBN: 9780764326196
Follow the history of logging as it unfolds across the United States, from the virgin forests of the east, to the towering redwoods of the West Coast. Historic photography, much of it beautifully hand tinted, captures images of the early woods, the woodsman, and the machines of this important...
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PGN239
$18.95  
Paperback, Andrea Wulf, 368pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780307390684
From the bestselling author of  The Invention of Nature , a fascinating look at the Founding Fathers like none you've seen before. For the Founding Fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions: a conjoined interest as deeply ingrained in their characters as the...
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HRW153
$18.95  
Paperback, Daniel J. Sharfstein, 640pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780393355659
“Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s   Thunder in the Mountains   chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.”―Brenda Wineapple, author of   Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877 After the Civil...
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PGN113
$18.00  
Paperback, Nathaniel Philbrick, ISBN: 9780143111979
Nathaniel Philbrick became an internationally renowned author with his National Book Award- winning In the Heart of the Sea, hailed as "spellbinding" by Time magazine. In Mayflower, Philbrick casts his spell once again, giving us a fresh and extraordinarily vivid account of our most sacred...
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SIM277
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Paperback, Stephen Ambrose, 521pages, 6 x 1.3 x 9, ISBN: 9780684826974
From the bestselling author of  Band of Brothers  and  D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson...
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PGW175
$17.99  
Hardcover, Julie Bertagna, 128pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 9781930238947
John Muir led an adventurous life, starting with his wild and playful boyhood in Scotland to his legendary exploits in America, where he became an inventor, a global explorer, and the first modern environmentalist—and even made friends with a president! His heart was always in the outdoors and...
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HRW152
$17.99  
Paperback, Kent Nerburn, 448pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780061136085
Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation - the 1,800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Perce men,...
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PGN222
$17.00  
Paperback, Brian Hicks & Schuyler Kropf, 330pages, 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2, ISBN: 9780345447722
The history of the Confederate submarine  H. L. Hunley  is as astonishing as its disappearance. On February 17, 1864, after a legendary encounter with a Union battleship, the iron “fish boat” vanished without a trace somewhere off the coast of South Carolina. For more than a century...
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PGN284
$17.00  
Paperback, Charles C. Mann, 541pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781400032051
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.   Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a...
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PGN292
$17.00  
Paperback, Daniel James Brown, 404pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780143125471
The #1  New York Times –bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of  Unbroken , out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and...
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SIM289
$16.99  
Paperback, Rinker Buck, 464pages, 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.3, ISBN: 9781451659177
#1  New York Times  Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick “Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in  The Oregon Trail  are linked by Mr. Buck’s voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson’s comic tone in A Walk in the Woods .”...
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HMC346
$16.99  
Paperback, 576pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9780395859964
The Journals of Lewis and Clark are "the first report on the West, on the United States over the hill and beyond the sunset, on the province of the American future” (Bernard DeVoto).   In 1803, the great expanse of the Louisiana Purchase was an empty canvas. Keenly aware that the course...
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IPG059
$16.95  
Paperback, Pat McCarthy, 144pages, 11 x 0.4 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781556528095
Heading West  traces the vivid saga of Native American and pioneer men, women, and children from the colonial beginnings of the westward expansion to the last of the homesteaders in late 20th century Alaska. In many respects, life in the backwoods and on the prairie was similar to modern...
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NBN020
$16.95  
Paperback, Gail Jenner, 208pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781493018093
If redwood trees could share their stories, what would they say? Some of these giants are thousands of years old, but all have witnessed some truly unique moments in history.  Historic Redwood National and State Parks  is a vibrant collection of essays sharing different parts of Redwood...
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