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The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology
The Last Best Place
A Montana Anthology
Paperback      ISBN: 0295969741
This book is an anthology of some of the greatest stories and storytellers of the American West. Through eight chapters and over 800 pages, 150 writers present scores of myths, stories, poems, essays, and journals that document Montana’s significant literary tradition. The selections range from pre-white Indian days to the present, and, taken as a whole, they offer a powerful microcosm of the entire western experience. The chapters, each prefaced by an original essay, progress chronologically from myths and tales of the Indian people to accounts of exploration and the fur trade, followed by the mining and stockmen’s frontiers, the agricultural and small town experience, as well as a special chapter on Butte--the richest hill on earth. Contemporary chapters take up the emergence of the modern West in the middle years of the twentieth century as well as the renaissance of western literature in contemporary fiction and poetry. These chapters include many authors who have earned national reputations in fiction, poetry, and criticism, but they also include many younger writers whose careers are just beginning.
Five Sisters: The Langhorne Sisters of Virginia
Five Sisters
The Langhorne Sisters of Virginia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684808129
Chronicles the lives of the Langhorne sisters, who lived amid Virginia's high society from the end of the Civil War through World War II.
Bad Land: An American Romance
Bad Land
An American Romance
Paperback      ISBN: 0679759069
Journeys beyond the myth of the American West to reveal the harsh and desperate realities of the homesteaders' lives, offering an incisive portrait of the American heartland that redefines the essence of the American dream. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
Twin Cities Then and Now
Twin Cities Then and Now
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513274
"Because of their relative stability, streets offer an incomparable framework for looking at the urban past and comparing it to the present," writes Millett in his introduction to Twin Cities Then and Now, which consists of seventy-two historic street scenes matched with new photographs taken from the same locations. Accompanying each scene is an informative essay that examines the often astonishing changes wrought by time and circumstance. The historic photographs, some published here for the first time, include views taken from as long ago as the 1880s and as recently as the late 1950s. Jerry Mathiason's elegant new black-and-white photographs complement these historic images and provide superb visual comparisons between then and now, while Millett's lively text puts each scene into clear focus. Twin Cities Then and Now also includes four specially prepared maps along with detailed informational graphics that identify hundreds of significant buildings and places visible in the photographs. Twin Cities Then and Now is an engaging, startling, and at times heartbreaking look at the dramatic march of progress in Minneapolis and St. Paul. For, as Millett also writes in his introduction, "to observe a city over time is to see, for better or worse, the remorseless power of change."
The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commerical Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941
The Drive-In, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commerical Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941
Hardcover      ISBN: 0262122146
Longstreth explores the early development of two kinds of retail space that have become ubiquitous in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century.Richard Longstreth is one of the few historians to focus on ordinary commercial buildings
The Falls of st Anthony: The Waterfall That Built Minneapolis
The Falls of st Anthony
The Waterfall That Built Minneapolis
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512057
The Mississippi's major waterfall played an important role in the development of lumbering, flour milling, and hydroelectric power in Minneapolis. The revised edition contains more than 50 photographs and a new epilogue by the author describing the commercial development along the waterfront since the 1960s.
The Jesse James Northfield Raid: Confessions of the Ninth Man
The Jesse James Northfield Raid
Confessions of the Ninth Man
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0878391258
Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers
Old Rail Fence Corners
Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511093
Old Rail Fence Corners is the story of Minnesota's early settlers in their own words—hardship and happiness on the frontier. These simple, direct accounts, collected at the beginning of the twentieth century, paint vivid pictures of life in Minnesota from the 1840s to the 1860s. A new introduction by Marjorie Kreidburg describes the life and times of the book and of Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris, its remarkable editor. Praise for Old Rail Fence Corners: "These personal anecdotes are the stuff of social history—the testimony of ordinary, everyday people, which, when pieced together, give us a picture of pioneer life." —Marilyn J. Lass, Minnesota Reviews
The American West
The American West
Paperback      ISBN: 0684804417
An epic account of the American West depicts the tragic destruction of the Native American way of life and covers major events and key figures
Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807818232
Offers a large-scale, detailed portrait of life and culture in the Southern United States. Bibliogs