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The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other...

Tony Hillerman

This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm. The engaging pieces in The Great Taos Bank Robbery unveil...

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Published: Apr 2012

Travel Adventures: Yellowstone: Volum...

Ben Nussbaum

Yellowstone National Park is filled with many beautiful sights. But, it is also a bizarre and dangerous place! Underground heat melts roads. The ground shakes with earthquakes. Small, bubbling pools are ringed with strange yellow and ...

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Published: Jan 2018

Travel Adventures: The Galápagos Isl...

Lauren Altermatt

There is no place on Earth like the Galápagos Islands. Made of about twenty main islands, they are like a living museum. Unusual animals and diverse plants make this archipelago their home. Currents from three oceans converge there. ...

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Published: Jan 2018

What's Great About Vermont? (Our Grea...

Darice Bailer

What's so great about Vermont? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Green Mountain State! We'll explore Vermont's rustic countryside, popular parks, exciting zoos, and interesting history. The Vermont by Map featur...

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Published: Sep 2015

Fifty States: Every Question Answered...

Lori Baird

What was the last state to join the Union? What does the state quarter for Alabama look like? What is the state bird of Texas? All the answers are contained in Fifty States: Every Question Answered! Whether you're a student or a histo...

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Published: Jul 2017

Celebrating Washington State: 50 Stat...

Marion Dane Bauer

Say hello to Mr. Geo, everybody's favorite geography teacher! He loves to explore new places. Today he's visiting Washington, the Evergreen State. His first stop is Olympic National Park, to climb mountain trails, hike a rainforest...

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Published: Sep 2014

Wildfire Loose: The Week Maine Burned...

Joyce Butler

In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Climaxing months of drought, fires raged across more than 200,000 acres. Nine communities were practically leveled and four others severely damaged. Fifteen pe...

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Published: Aug 2014

Texas Trivia: Everything Y'All Need t...

Bill Cannon

Texas and Texans have been known to boast of having the best or the worst, the most or the least, the largest or the tiniest of just about everything. Texas Trivia: Everything Y'all Need to Know about the Lone Star State reveals the f...

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Published: May 2018

Bliss and Tragedy: The Ashtabula Rail...

Dr Thomas E. Corts

The 1876 accident at Ashtabula had all the elements of a classic tragedy: cold, snowy weather that lent eeriness to the dark of night; height, as in the 70 feet from bridge to river; modern technology in an experimental iron bridge; m...

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Published: Jan 2015

American Political History: A Very Sh...

Donald Critchlow

The Founding Fathers who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787 distrusted political parties, popular democracy, centralized government, and a strong executive office. Yet the country's national politics have historically incl...

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Published: Jan 2015

What's Great About Delaware? (Our Gre...

Sheri Dillard

What's so great about Delaware? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the First State! We'll explore Delaware's popular beaches, exciting parks, bustling bike trails, and rich history. The Delaware by Map feature shows ...

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Published: Sep 2015

The Siege at Jutland

Mark W. Falzini

. . . Meanwhile, Jim with the help of his sister, made his way into Timothy's house. There, on the kitchen floor, Beatrice and Tim cleaned Jim's wound, applied a "blue stone solution as a disinfectant and some salve" and wra...

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Published: Feb 2014

Ohio (True Books: My United States)

Martin Gitlin

All across Ohio, there are incredible sights to behold, from skyscrapers that tower high above the ground to beautiful fall foliage in stunning shades of red, yellow, and green. Readers will get a chance to see all this and more as th...

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Published: Sep 2018

My Yosemite: A Guide for Young Advent...

Mike Graf

In eight chapters covering everything from "Yosemite's Rich Past" to "Endless Things to See and Do," Mike Graf calls on the park's most knowledgeable insiders - biologists, rangers, even the park's resident enterta...

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Published: Aug 2012

Virginia (A True Book: My United Stat...

Jennifer Hackett

"Home to America's first permanent English settlement, Virginia occupies a unique and important place in U.S. history. It is also a great place to live! From local cuisine to sporting events, readers will see just what Virginia has to...

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Published: Jan 2018

The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List

Pat C. Hodapp

The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Book is the fifth in the series of Bucket List books by Rio Grande Books. Patricia C. Hodapp, Director of the Santa Fe Library, lists all of the Santa Fe events, places, and distinctive fun that makes...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronim...

Paul Andrew Hutton

In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war i...

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Published: May 2017

The Lively Place: Mount Auburn, Ameri...

Stephen Kendrick

The story of one of the Boston area’s most famous attractions, the Mount Auburn Cemetery, and how its founders and “residents” have influenced American cultureWhen Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded, in 1831, it revolutionized th...

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Published: Apr 2016

Sojourn

Thomas E. Kinsella

SoJourn is journal of Southern New Jersey history, culture and geography.

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Published: Apr 2016

Tahoe beneath the Surface: The Hidden...

Scott Lankford

Lake Tahoe transformed America, and not just once but many times over--from the earliest Ice Age civilizations to the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe. It even played a hidden role in the American conquest of California, the launch ...

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Published: Oct 2010

Mojave Desert Trails

Florine Lawlor

Florine Lawlor, author of the book, Out From Las Vegas, and columnist for the Las Vegas Sun for 40 years, introduces us to some of her favorite desert haunts and lesser-traveled jeep trails in her book, Mojave Desert Trails, a guide t...

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Published: Jul 2014

My Sonoma - Valley of the Moon

Bill Lynch

My Sonoma - Valley of the Moon by Bill Lynch is an insider's look at life in Jack London's famous Valley of the Moon, where the California Bear Flag was first raised and where the California wine industry was born. Written by the form...

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Published: May 2017

Playing Possum: The Tale of the River...

John Marshall

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill in May 2009 authorizing the Brazos River Authority to sell the entire inhabited shoreline of Possum Kingdom Lake, not many people questioned it. But the odd thing is that the property in questi...

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Published: Apr 2014

Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Be...

Matthew P. Mayo

Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears!The romance of the West is built on an endless armature of shootouts and train robberies, cowboys versus Indians, white hat versus black, and everybody versus the wilderness. From John Colter's ha...

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Published: Jan 2010

In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas

Larry McMurtry

This landmark collection, brimming with his signature wit and incomparable sensibility, is Larry McMurtry’s classic tribute to his home and his people.Before embarking on what would become one of the most prominent writing careers i...

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Published: May 2018

The Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Arc...

Gregory McNamee

Gregory McNamee guides you on a memorable tour through 50 national and state parks, monuments, and other cherished sites in the modern American Southwest. Simultaneously, he leads you far back in time, to the eras when the earliest hu...

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Published: Feb 2015

Peacemakers: The Iroquois, the United...

Michael Leroy Oberg

Peacemakers: The Iroquois, the United States, and the Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794 offers a glimpse into how native peoples participated in the intercultural diplomacy of the New Nation and how they worked to protect their communities ...

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Published: Jul 2015

Western Colorado History Revisited: S...

Paul Reddin

The articles appearing in this book were first printed in The Journal of the Western Slope, which was published for seventeen years by the staff and students at what was then Mesa State College, now Colorado Mesa University. It was me...

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Published: Apr 2018

Capital Dames: The Civil War and the ...

Cokie Roberts

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times bestsellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, D.C. and the e...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of t...

Kelly Rodgers

With The Middle Colonies: Breadbasket of the New World, students will examine the different countries that controlled the American colonies, including the "Breadbasket" region. This informational text takes a look at William...

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Published: Aug 2016
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