United States History, Regional
Woman of the Boundary Waters
Canoeing, Guiding, Mushing, and Surviving
Paperback ISBN: 0816624437
The Boundary Waters region of Minnesota and Ontario is a vast wilderness of quiet beauty, visited and loved by many, but home to only a rugged few. In 1928, Justine Kerfoot arrived, a Northwestern University graduate headed for medical school until her family lost both their Illinois homes in the stock market crash. Thrust into year-round life at her mother's fledgling summer resort, Justine was confronted with learning survival in the frigid north woods, a challenge she met with extraordinary verve and recounts with great candor and humor in this remarkable book. Kerfoot has paddled all the lakes and streams in this border country, and she knows them well. Her lyrical descriptions of wildlife and seasonal environments express the deep reverence for nature that has become her way of life. In a new afterword, she reflects on the impact of restricted wilderness status on the region - called the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness since 1978 - and on her own convictions about people living in the wild.
The Highway and Its People
Paperback ISBN: 0806122919
Route 66 uses oral history and photography as the basis for a human study of this country's most famous road. Historic times, dates, places, and events are described in the words of men and women who were there: driving the highway, cooking hamburgers, creating pottery, and pumping gas. As much as the concrete, gravel, and tar spread in a sweeping arc from Chicago to Santa Monica, those people are Route 66. Their stories and portraits are the biography of the highway.
An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0716740265
Tells the story of the adventures of two diamond prospectors who set out to the Barrens of the Canadian Arctic to find the mother lode, as well as a history of the search for diamonds around the world.
Going Back to Bisbee
Paperback ISBN: 0816512892
One of America's most distinguished poets shares his fascination with a distinctive corner of the country--Bisbee, Arizona--with a narrative that reflects the history of the area, the beauty of the landscape, and his own life. Simultaneous.
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.
Cape Cod Stories
Tales from the Cape, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard
Paperback ISBN: 081183252x
From the drifting sand dunes and quaint shops of Provincetown to Nantuckets whitewashed verandas and craggy beaches, Cape Cod Stories evokes all the rustic beauty and history of this picturesque area in the words of Americas best writers. With a striking new cover, this popular anthology is the next best thing to a summer on the Cape.