Exploring Lewis and Clark
Reflections on Men and Wilderness
Hardcover ISBN: 0375400788
A fascinating account of the famed expedition draws on the personal journals of the explorers themselves to re-examine their odyssey in light of the cultural prejudices and goals of Lewis and Clark, offers profiles of Sacajawea and York, Clark's slave, and discusses the meaning and impact of the journey. 17,500 first printing.
The Age of Gold
The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
Hardcover ISBN: 0385502168
A history of the people and commercial imperatives that contributed to the California gold rush discusses the massive influx of hundreds of thousands of people to the area, which became a state in record time, in a volume set against the political climate and national issues of the period. 75,000 first printing.
Born on a Mountaintop
On the Road With Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
Hardcover ISBN: 0307720896
Traces the author's visits to key areas in the life of Davy Crockett including the legendary figure's Tennessee River Valley home, the Washington, D.C. region where he served three terms in Congress and the Alamo site in Texas, in an account that explores Crockett's true life and enduring cultural influence. 20,000 first printing.
The Last Stand
Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn
Hardcover ISBN: 0670021725
Analyzes the characters and contributions of the Plains Indians leader and forefront Union cavalry officer while explaining how the conflict forged a Native American alliance and set the stage for the reservation confinement of major tribal leaders. By the National Book Award-winning author of Mayflower.
A Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West
Paperback ISBN: 0871085127
A true pioneer of the West, Harriet Backus writes about her amusing and often challenging experiences with heart-felt emotion and vivid detail. New foreword by Pam Houston and afterword by author's grandson Rob Walton are featured.
The Real Life and the Many Legends of Davy Crockett
Hardcover ISBN: 0688096565
Debunks commonly held myths about Crockett, depicting him as an impoverished farmer who depended on his wife's money and skill and a rustic member of the House of Representatives who incurred the wrath of President Jackson. 30,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Crazy Horse and Custer
The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
Paperback ISBN: 0385479662
A dual portrait of the leader of the Oglala Sioux and the general of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry in 1876 cites the battle of June 25 and chronicles the sometimes striking similarities in the lives of both men. Reprint.