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$18.00  
Paperback, Steven Rinella, 304 pages, 5 x 8, 9780385521697
From the host of the Travel Channel’s “The Wild Within.” A hunt for the American buffalo—an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination.   In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the...
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Paperback, Roland Smith, 304 pages, 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.9, 9780152026967
Born the runt of his litter and gambled away to a rusty old river man, the Newfoundland pup Seaman doesn’t imagine his life will be marked by any kind of glory. But when he meets Captain Meriwether Lewis, Seaman finds himself on a path that will make history. Lewis is setting off on his landmark...
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California Gold Rush!
CBP016
$9.95  
Paperback, Robin Johnson, 48 pages, 7 x 10, 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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Paperback, Pat McCarthy, 144 pages, 11 x 0.4 x 8.5, 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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Paperback, M. A. Macpherson, 240 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9781551051642
The American frontier in its early days was a rough place where only the tough survived. Gold and cattle were king, and many took up stealing the former and rustling the latter. Stage coaches and trains presented themselves for the taking. Billy the Kid, the Daltons, Jesse James, the Reno...
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Paperback, Carol Turner , 176 pages, 6 x 9, 9781634992237
From Orcas Island to Tacoma, and west to the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas, the American section of the Salish Sea serves as an abundant setting for a wild ride through Washington's history of crime and punishment. These stories came primarily from the pages of old newspapers--the earliest...
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Paperback, Hilary Stewart, 192 pages, 9 x 10, 9780295974484
From the giant cedar of the rainforest came a wealth of raw materials vital to the way of life, art and culture of the early First Nations people of the Northwest Coast. All parts of the cedar tree had many uses. From the wood, skilled men made ocean-going canoes, massive post-and- beam...
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Paperback, Rinker Buck, 464 pages, 9.5 x 6.6 x 1.3, 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 .” —Dwight Garner,  The New...
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Paperback, David Klausmeyer, 160 pages, 6 x 0.5 x 9, 9780762730827
Travel along the Oregon Trail with the pioneers who dared to "face the elephant" as they moved west in search of a new life. Compiled from the trail diaries and memoirs that document this momentous period in American history,  Oregon Trail Stories  is a fascinating look at the great...
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hardcover, Julie Bertagna, 128 pages, 7 x 10, 9781930238947
Told for the first time in a graphic novel, this is the exciting life story of John Muir—who sailed to America as a boy and ended up changing the world. John Muir led an adventurous life, starting with his wild and playful boyhood in Scotland and culminating in his legendary exploits in...
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Paperback, Sammye J. Meadows & Jana Prewitt, 412 pages, 7.5 x 0.9 x 9, 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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Paperback, Stephen Ambrose, 521 pages, 6 x 1.3 x 9, 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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Chainsaws: A History
HPC162
$34.95  
paperback, David Lee, 216 pages, 11x10, 9781550179118
With hundreds of full-colour photographs and fascinating ephemera, combined with an authoritative text listing hundreds of chainsaw models from the 1800s to the present,   Chainsaws   carefully traces the evolutionary threads of countless pioneer devices―from six-hundred-pound steam-powered...
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Paperback, Adam Makos, 400 pages, 6 x 9, 9780425255735
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: “Beautifully told.” —CNN •  “A remarkable story...worth retelling and celebrating.”— USA Today •  “Oh, it’s a good one!” —Fox News   A “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies” emerges from the horrors of World War II in this   New York Times  bestseller...
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Paperback, George J. Marrett, 264 pages, 6 x 9, 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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Paperback, Kent Nerburn, 448 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 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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Logging Long Ago
SPC060
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Paperback, Mary L. Martin, James Edward Thompson, Tina Skinner, 143 pages, 8.5 x 10.9 x 0.4, 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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Paperback, Timothy Egan, 352 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 9780547394602
In THE WORST HARD TIME, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with the Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America and the tragedy that cemented...
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Paperback, Stephen Krensky, 32 pages, 6 x 0.1 x 9, 9780689848032
Young Sacagawea wants to be as brave as her brother. If only she were allowed to go with him and the other boys on a hunt to prove it! But while gathering wood with her grandmother, an angry rattlesnake shows Sacagawea that there are many ways to be brave.
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Paperback, Barbara Fifer, 48 pages, 8 x 11, 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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Paperback, Samuel Christopher Lancaster, 142 pages, 0.5 x 6 x 9, 9780764320033
Books have been written about the highway that Samuel C. Lancaster built. This is the book that he wrote. Lancaster is known to all who have studied highway engineering. His work directing construction of the Columbia River Highway made history. Lancaster's work followed the pioneering trail of...
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Paperback, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, 480 pages, 6 x 9, 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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$9.95  
Paperback, Rachel Stuckey, 32 pages, 8.3 x 0.2 x 10.5 inches, 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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$16.99  
Paperback, 576 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 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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