Biography & Autobiography - Regional Subjects - West

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If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name...

Heather Lende

Tiny Haines, Alaska, ninety miles north of Juneau, is accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace; and funerals are community...

Published: Jun 2006

The Man Who Invented Las Vegas

W. R. Wilkerson

This book corrects a popular misconception and explains that it was W.R. Billy Wilkerson Jr., founder and publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, and not Benjamin Bugsy Siegel who created the Vegas Strip. This compelling, richly-researc...

Published: Jan 2000

Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man

Doug Fine

Now here's a formula for near disaster: East Coast big-city guy, world-traveler, jounalist, and otherwise politically savvy fellow settles down in rural Alaska, where men are many and manly, and women with survival skills are good to ...

Published: Sep 2004

Riding the White Horse Home: A Wester...

Teresa Jordan

The daughter and granddaughter of Wyoming ranchers, Teresa Jordan gives us a lyrical and superbly evocative book that is at once a family chronicle and a eulogy for the land her people helped shape and in time were forced to leave. Au...

Published: May 1994

On Patrol: True Adventures of an Alas...

Ray Tremblay

These daring stories shed light on what life was really like in the Last Frontier just before, during, and after Alaska joined the Union.

Published: Sep 2004

Arctic Homestead: The True Story of O...

Norma Cobb

In 1973, Norma Cobb, her husband Lester, and the their five children, the oldest of whom was nine-years-old and the youngest, twins, barely one, pulled up stakes in the Lower Forty-eight and headed north to Alaska to follow a pioneer ...

Published: Feb 2003

Why I Came West: A Memoir

Rick Bass

In this searching memoir, Rick Bass describes how he first fell in love with theWest — as a landscape, an idea, and a way of life. Bass grew up in the suburban sprawl of Houston, attended college in Utah, and spent eight years worki...

Published: Jul 2009

Deadfall: Generations of Logging in t...

James LeMonds

Through the life stories of the author s grandfathers, father, uncles, and cousins, Deadfall documents the dramatic changes in the logging industry since the early 1900s. The book focuses on the influence of international timber giant...

Published: Jun 2003

Old Timer's Tales of Oregon: An Oral ...

John Taylor

Book by Taylor, John, Taylor, Joy

Published: Feb 2004
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