U.s. History - Late 19th Century
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Dodge City
Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Paperback      ISBN: 1250160561
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling story of the taming of the Wild West, set in Dodge City, the most depraved and criminal town in the nation. The instant New York Times bestseller! Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before long, Dodge City’s streets were lined with saloons and brothels and its populace was thick with gunmen, horse thieves, and desperadoes of every sort. By the 1870s, Dodge City was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the West. Enter Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. Young and largely self-trained men, the lawmen led the effort that established frontier justice and the rule of law in the American West, and did it in the wickedest place in the United States. When they moved on, Wyatt to Tombstone and Bat to Colorado, a tamed Dodge was left in the hands of Jim Masterson. But before long Wyatt and Bat, each having had a lawman brother killed, returned to that threatened western Kansas town to team up to restore order again in what became known as the Dodge City War before riding off into the sunset. #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin's Dodge City tells the true story of their friendship, romances, gunfights, and adventures, along with the remarkable cast of characters they encountered along the way (including Wild Bill Hickock, Jesse James, Doc Holliday, Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin, Billy the Kid, and Theodore Roosevelt) that has gone largely untold—lost in the haze of Hollywood films and western fiction, until now.
Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill
Rough Riders
Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062312081
From the author of To Hell on a Fast Horse comes a definitive account of this legendary U.S. fighting force during the Spanish-American War and its extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt. 125,000 first printing.
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
The Bully Pulpit
Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Paperback      ISBN: 1416547878
One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. “A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue
Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Dodge City
Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West
Paperback      ISBN: 125019072x
Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling story of the taming of the depraved and criminal Wild West. The instant New York Times bestseller! THE TRUE STORY OF HOW TWO GUNFIGHTERS BROUGHT LAW AND ORDER TO DODGE CITY, the most depraved and criminal town in the nation Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad
Bringing Down the Colonel: The Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the
Bringing Down the Colonel
The Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374252661
Relates the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women's rights crusader who brought the man who "ruined" her, and the hypocrisy of America's control of women's sexuality, to trial and won.
Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West
Cattle Kingdom
The Hidden History of the Cowboy West
Paperback      ISBN: 1328470253
“The best all-around study of the American Cowboy ever written. A must-read!”—Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America The open-range cattle era lasted barely a quarter century, but it left America irrevocably changed. These few decades saw the greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention of the assembly line, the dawn of the conservation movement, and the birth of American legends, like the cowboy. Yet this extraordinary time has remained unexamined for decades. Cattle Kingdom reveals how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We meet a diverse cast, from cowboy Teddy Blue to failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. Christopher Knowlton shows us how they and others like them could achieve so many outsized feats: killing millions of bison, building the first opera house on the open range, driving cattle by the thousands, and much more. Cattle Kingdom is a revelatory new view of the Old West.
The Children's Blizzard
The Children's Blizzard
Paperback      ISBN: 0060520760
Describes the deadly 1888 snowstorm in the Great Plains that killed more than five hundred people including numerous schoolchildren, describing how the storm devastated immigrant families and dramatically affected pioneer advancement.
The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America
The Edge of Anarchy
The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250128862
Chronicles the railroad labor uprisings of 1894, sharing insights into the issues that shaped the disputes, including the rivalry between model town developer George Pullman and industrial union founder Eugene Debs.
Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
Empire of Shadows
The Epic Story of Yellowstone
Paperback      ISBN: 1250023203
A reinterpretation of the 19th-century West documents the exploration of an uninhabited Yellowstone region after the Civil War, evaluating the roles of key contributors while providing coverage of the pioneer era, the Indian wars and period efforts to "civilize" the frontier. By the author of The Trout Pool Paradox. 30,000 first printing.
Grant
Grant
Paperback      ISBN: 0684849275
Arguing that Grant has been underrated by historians, the author seeks to correct the record with this new assessment of the celebrated Civil War general and Reconstruction-era president.