History - United States - State & Local - West (ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)

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Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Ter...

David Talbot

In a kaleidoscopic narrative, New York Times bestselling author David Talbot tells the gripping story of San Francisco in the turbulent years between 1967 and 1982—and of the extraordinary men and women who led to the city's ultimat...

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Published: Mar 2013

Ghosts of the Queen Mary (Haunted Ame...

Brian Clune

Overview For thirty-one years, the RMS Queen Mary sailed the North Atlantic. It helped defeat Hitler and was the ship of choice for the world's rich and famous. Now in retirement i...

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Published: Sep 2014

Columbine

Dave Cullen

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the e...

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Published: Mar 2010

Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, ...

Julia Flynn Siler

"Only one American state was formally a sovereign monarchy. In this compelling narrative, the award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler chronicles how this Pacific kingdom, creation of a proud Polynesian people, was encountered,...

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Published: Jan 2013

The American West: A Very Short Intro...

Stephen Aron

Part geographical location, part time period, and part state of mind, the American West is a concept often invoked but rarely defined. Though popular culture has carved out a short and specific time and place for the region, author an...

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Published: Jan 2015

L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul ...

John Buntin

Now the TNT Original Series MOB CITYMidcentury Los Angeles. A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America," a land of sunshine and orange groves, wholesome Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, protected by the wor...

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Published: Apr 2010

A Short History of San Francisco

Tom Cole

This is the story of San Francisco, a unique and rowdy tale with a legendary cast of characters. It tells of the Indians and the Spanish missions, the arrival of thousands of gold seekers and gamblers, crackbrains and dreamers, the bu...

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Published: Jul 2014

Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsessi...

Frances Dinkelspiel

On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it t...

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Published: Oct 2016

Mochi's War: The Tragedy of Sand Cree...

Chris Enss

Colorado Territory in 1864 wasn't merely the wild west, it was a land in limbo while the Civil War raged in the east and politics swirled around its potential admission to the union. The territorial governor, John Evans, had ambitions...

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Published: Jun 2015

Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West...

Stephen Grace

In the scramble to claim water rights in the West during the fevered days of early emigration and expansion, running out of water was rarely a concern, and the dam building fever that transformed the West in the 19th and 20th centurie...

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Published: May 2013

History in the Headlines: Half a Cent...

Del Hood

This book is sure to become a ready reference for San Diego's East County history. A half-century of El Cajon Valley's most notable events, from 1950 to 2000, are chronicled here as a ready reference to the area's important historical...

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Published: Mar 2016

Rich People Behaving Badly

Dick Kreck

Take a trip back in time to revel in the scandal, murders, infidelities, financial misdeeds, and just plain bad behavior from Colorado's past. Public respectability does not always translate into tidy private lives, and our interest ...

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Published: Aug 2016

Black Cowboys of the Old West: True, ...

Tricia Martineau Wagner

The word cowboy conjures up vivid images of rugged men on saddled horses-men lassoing cattle, riding bulls, or brandishing guns in a shoot-out. White men, as Hollywood remembers them. What is woefully missing from these scenes is thei...

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Published: Dec 2010

Catalina A to Z: A Glossary Guide to ...

Pat Maxwell

Santa Catalina Island is one of the West Coast's great nearby escapes, an hour's boat ride from Los Angeles and Long Beach for one million annual tourists. The island's seventy-six square miles contain two communities--Avalon and Two ...

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Published: Jun 2014

The Stories of Yellowstone: Adventure...

M. Mark Miller

 Covering the time period from 1807, when John Colter first discovered the wonders of the Yellowstone Plateau to the 1920s when tourists sped between luxury hotels in their automobiles, these tales of Wonderland come from the letters...

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Published: Dec 2014

Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching ...

Susanna Moore

The dramatic history of America's tropical paradiseThe history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals―from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found th...

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Published: Aug 2016

Gold!: Madness, Murder, and Mayhem in...

Ian Neligh

Gold! brings together the story of this metal's glittering legacy in the Centennial State and the madness, murder, and mayhem that came along with it. The book examines the rich history of the miners and treasure hunters who came to f...

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Published: Oct 2017

Finding Carla: The story that forever...

Ross Nixon

In March 1967, a Cessna 195 flew from Oregon towards San Francisco carrying a family of three: Alvin Oien, Sr. (the pilot), his wife Phyllis and step-daughter Carla Corbus. Due to worse-than-predicted weather, it went down in the Trin...

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Published: Sep 2016

Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Sc...

Gary Noy

The Hidden History of High Country The Sierra Nevada has long been the domain of dreams, attracting the heroic and delusional, the best of humanity and the worst. Along with towering granite mountains, crystalline lakes, and spiky con...

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Published: Apr 2014

Montana: Then and Now

Aaron Parrett

When Montana Territory was established in 1864, it was a land of tepees and ramshackle cabins, of lawless vigilantes and miners scraping out meager livings. One hundred and fifty years later, the dramatic changes to the Treasure State...

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Published: Apr 2014

The King and Queen of Malibu: The Tru...

David K. Randall

"A true story of the battle for paradise . . . men and women fighting for a slice of earth like no other."―New York TimesFrederick and May Rindge, the unlikely couple whose love story propelled Malibu's transformation from...

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Published: Mar 2017

Through Glacier Park

Mary Roberts Rinehart

"The lure of the high places is in your blood. The call of the mountains is a real call. The veneer, after all, is so thin. Throw off the impedimenta of civilization, the telephones, the silly conventions, the lies that pass for ...

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Published: Feb 2016

Three Ringlings in Montana

Lee Rostad

The Ringling Brothers Circus the world s greatest shows! made five brothers some of the wealthiest men in America in the early 1900s. One of them flamboyant John Ringling came to Montana in 1903 looking for investments. He ended up b...

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Published: Apr 2015

Utah's Hidden Treasure: Outlaw Loot i...

Stephen B. Shaffer

Tour the state of Utah as you venture out amongst the hills and valleys in search for that lost mine, treasure or outlaw loot! The stories and maps published in this book will guide your journey and provide fun for the whole family. W...

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Published: Jul 2017

The Montana Medicine Show's Genuine M...

B. Derek Strahn

This book is a collection of episodes from the popular radio program, Montana Medicine Show by Derek Strahn, that originates at KGLT studios on the campus of Montana State University-Bozeman. Though the program strives to inform, its ...

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Published: Aug 2014

A Job with Room & Board

John B. Taylor

In 1907 at the age of eighteen, John B. Taylor took a summer job with the US Forest Service mapping the wilderness and cruising the timber in the as-yet-unroaded Swan Valley in Montana. The job came with room and board over a million ...

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Published: Apr 2015

Crow Killer, New Edition: The Saga of...

Raymond W. Thorp

The movie Jeremiah Johnson introduced millions to the legendary mountain man, John Johnson. The real Johnson was a far cry from the Redford version. Standing 6'2" in his stocking feet and weighing nearly 250 pounds, he was a moun...

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Published: Jan 2016

A Zion Canyon Reader

Nathan N. Waite

Zion National Park is one of the country's most-visited and best-loved national parks. For the first time, lovers of the park have in one volume the best that has been written about the canyon. A Zion Canyon Reader is a collection of ...

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Published: Jul 2014

The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donne...

Michael Wallis

“A book so gripping it can scarcely be put down. . . . Superb.”― New York Times Book Review"WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!"In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement in a local newspaper ...

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Published: May 2018

Ghost Riders in the Sky

Michael K. Ward

In Death Valley National Monument, 1947, a handsome young park ranger idly plucks his guitar, writes a cowboy song, and strikes gold. This is the true story of Stan Jones, now told in full for the first time. His great song "Ghos...

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Published: Sep 2014
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