American History

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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CBP011
$8.95  
Paperback`, Bobbie Kalman, 32pages, 8.5 x 0.1 x 10.7 inches, ISBN: 9780778735250
This book is for ages 6 to 12 years. How did the plains nations benefit from the buffalo? How did they use other animals to make warm clothing for winter? This illustrated dictionary introduces the way of life of the early Native peoples who lived on the Great Plains. Themes include: homes,...
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FBP007
$14.95  
Paperback, Robert D. Bolen, 182pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781616236373
American Indian Tribes of Idaho is a summation of the sedentary Indian Tribes dwelling in the region that became the State of Idaho. There were seven tribes that lived in this region. An additional three tribes roamed through at will.
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PGN283
$16.00  
Paperback, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 312pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780807057834
2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples   Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of...
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CBP016
$9.95  
Paperback, Robin Johnson, 48pages, 7 x 10, ISBN: 50
Discusses the California Gold Rush in American history, describing the first discovery of gold, prospectors, boomtowns, and how the gold rush changed the landscape of America.
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STL241
$5.95  
Paperback, Lorraine Jean Hopping, 128pages, 5.5 x 0.4 x 7.6, ISBN: 9781402760044
"From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.” -Chief Joseph Chief Joseph was a peace chief, a great leader who truly believed his nation, the Nez Perce, could live in harmony with white people. Tragically, it was not to be. This fascinating biography separates fact...
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PGN206
$8.99  
Paperback, Paul Erickson, 48pages, 8.2 x 0.2 x 11, ISBN: 9780140562125
Great for classroom lessons on the Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion! In 1853, the Larkin family loaded up their wagons and headed west in search of a new life. But how did they do it? What did they eat? How did they survive sickness, and attacks from cattle thieves? Drawing on diaries and...
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PER132
$10.95  
Paperback, Laurence Pringle, 152pages, 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.5, ISBN: 9781590782675
Meet Seaman, the Newfoundland dog who joined the Lewis and Clark expedition into the uncharted western wilderness. Seaman was much more than the faithful companion of Captain Lewis. Seaman risked his life many times and served the Corps of Discovery as a hunter, retriever, and guard dog. This...
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PGW257
$20.00  
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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CBP004
$9.95  
Paperback, Lisa Dalrymple, 32pages, 8.3 x 0.2 x 10.6 inches, ISBN: 9780778717058
This fascinating book follows the travels of Italian navigator John Cabot along the northeast coast of North America. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an entertaining tabloid style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries....
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CBP005
$9.95  
Paperback, Rachel Stuckey, 32pages, 8.3 x 0.2 x 10.5 inches, ISBN: 9780778712596
This entertaining book follows the travels of Americans Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, explorers of the American West. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an entertaining tabloid style that guides readers through a voyage of discovery. Topics include what...
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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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CBP007
$8.95  
Paperback, Cynthia O'Brien, 32pages, 10.5 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches, ISBN: 9780778723486
As settlers came west, they discovered there were already people living on this "new" land. Discover how this mass invasion of settlers impacted the indigenous peoples of the West: their first contacts with explorers such as Lewis and Clark; the gradual encroachment of white settlers on their...
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FAR019
$12.95  
Paperback, Barbara Fifer, 48pages, 8 x 11, ISBN: 9781560373544
Children ages 8 to 12 will learn about the journeys of emigrants who traveled 2,000 miles across mountains and prairies to start new lives. From 1851 to the mid-1860s, nearly 350,000 Americans traveled west to Oregon Country or California.  Going Along the Emigrant Trails  details their...
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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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IPS010
$14.99  
Paperback, Richard F. Fleck, 124pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781941821466
No two persons in the United States have written with as much passion and power about the bond between human beings and the natural world as Thoreau of WALDEN and Muir of MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA. For both, Native Americans best exemplified the innate need of the human spirit to merge with the...
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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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PGN204
$7.95  
Paperback, Rosalyn Schanzer, 48pages, 8.5 x 0.2 x 10.5, ISBN: 9780792267263
Appealing art and descriptive text bring Lewis and Clark alive for young adventurers. Carefully chosen text from Lewis and Cark's actual journals opens a fascinating window into this country's exciting history
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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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CBP013
$8.95  
Paperback, R a Beales, 32pages, 8.3 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches, ISBN: 9780778724513
This book is suitable for ages 8-14. In the 1700s, the voyages of British Captain James Cook shed light on what life was really like in the uncharted Pacific. Hired to seek an undiscovered continent known by astronomers and geographers as Terra Australis Incognita, or unknown southern land, Cook...
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RAN482
$16.95  
Hardcover, Julie Danneberg, 32pages, 8.5 x 0.2 x 10.2, ISBN: 9781580895866
The now iconic figure John Muir, while living at the base of Yosemite Falls in California, ventures up the trail from his cabin one night and has a harrowing waterfall adventure. Back matter roots the story in Muir’s life’s work as a conservationist and naturalist.
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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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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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