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.
Last Rebel of the Civil War
Paperback ISBN: 0375705589
A provocative reassessment of the legendary American outlaw chronicles the life and times of Jesse James, from his youth in a fiercely pro-slavery Missouri, to his teenage years fighting alongside Confederate guerrillas, to his alliance with other ex-Confederates to gain political power, to his criminal career. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
The Life of Joseph Walker
Hardcover ISBN: 0689112416
A look at the life of American frontiersman Joseph Walker discusses his career as sheriff of Independence, Missouri, leader of a wagon to California, and explorer who discovered Yosemite and surveyed the Sante Fe Trail
Shotguns and Stagecoaches
The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West
Hardcover ISBN: 1250184886
Filled with adventure and excitement, this collection of true stories of the Wild West heroes who guarded the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoaches and trains introduces a colorful cast of characters as they battle thieves, highwaymen and robbers armed with explosives.
Covered Wagon Women
Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849
Paperback ISBN: 0803272774
The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.
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.