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Francis Parkman, Historian as Hero: The Formative Years (American Studies Series)
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Francis Parkman, Historian as Hero: The Formative Years (American Studies Series)

By Jacobs, Wilbur R

Francis Parkman, Historian as Hero * The Formative Years * Jacobs, Wilbur R. 1991 Series - American Studies Series University of Texas Press First Edition. Hardcover. Size : 0.99 x 9.28 x 6.29 Inches. 255 pages. Features * A First Day Cover with Francis Parkman postage stamps from November 4, 1975 is laid in to use as a bookmark. Out of print and are no longer available from UT Press. Black & White Illustrations. Notes * A historian who lived the kind of history he wrote, Francis Parkman is a major--and controversial--figure in American historiography. His narrative style, while popular with readers wanting a "good story," has raised many questions with professional historians. Was Parkman writing history or historical fiction? Did he color historical figures with his own heroic self-image? Was his objectivity compromised by his "unbending, conservative, Brahmin" values? These are some of the many issues that Wilbur Jacobs treats in this thought-provoking study. CONDITION : AN /AN. This book is in AS NEW condition. (All books are shipped with a removable fold-on archival dust jacket protector * no tape). No remainder marks. Bookseller Ethics 101: All books may be returned in 30 days for a full refund. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only. {Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller, Retired} ISBN # 0292724675

$13.46

Frontier\'s End: The Life and Literature of Harvey Fergusson (Modern German Culture and Literature)
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Frontier's End: The Life and Literature of Harvey Fergusson (Modern German Culture and Literature)

By Gish, Robert F

FRONTIER'S END: THE LIFE AND LITERATURE OF HARVEY FERGUSON Gish, Robert F. 1988 University of Nebraska Press , Lincoln, Nebraska, U. S. A. 1st Edition.  Hardcover. Size : 9" tall. 363 pages. Features *  Literary Biography. Black and White photographs. From the blurb: "Definitely a contribution to the field of western literary studies. . . . Gish's full-scale biography should help establish Fergusson as one of the top western writers-a rank he certainly deserves. " -William T. Pilkington, author of Harvey Fergusson. The western frontier was officially pronounced closed in 1890, the year Harvey Fergusson was born in Albuquerque. He spent his life reopening it in a series of novels stretching from the classic Wolf Song (1927) to the belatedly acclaimed Grant of Kingdom (1950) and The Conquest of Don Pedro (1954). In this first full biography and critical study, Robert F Gish sees Fergusson as a modern frontiersman in love with the outdoors, women, and writing. The scion of a New Mexico family prominent in business and politics, Fergusson moved restlessly from one new frontier to another, always seeking to recreate in his life and work the adventure and freedom enjoyed by his ancestors. After a strenuous open-air life by the Rio Grande he went east to raise a ruckus as a journalist and then to Hollywood as a screenwriter, all the while testing his sexual mettle. Finally free-lance writing was the only frontier available to one of his imaginative energy. Fergusson's early novel Wolf Song is still considered one of the best ever written about the mountain man. Gish shows the writer embracing the gloriously masculine and atavistic role of a "lone rider" even as he scorned "the worship of the primitive. " Fergusson struck up a friendship with H. L. Mencken and Theodore Dreiser (who influenced his literary style) and played a part in the development of Taos and Santa Fe as meccas for artists and writers.  B&W Illustrations. CONDITION : VG /VG. This is a very good copy in a very good dust jacket. (All books are shipped with a removable fold-on archival dust jacket protector). No underlining, no highlighting, no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no annotation by previous owners. No remainder marks. This is NOT an ex-library copy. It does not have library stamps, card pockets, etc. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only. {Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller, Retired}. . ISBN # 0803221215

$11.66

Lewis and Clark\'s Green World: The Expedition and Its Plants
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Lewis and Clark's Green World: The Expedition and Its Plants

By A. Scott Earle, James L. Reveal

Lewis and Clark's Green World *  The Expedition and Its Plants * Earle, A. Scott & James L. Reveal 2003 Farcountry Press   Hardcover. Size : 1.2 x 8.6 x 8.4 Inches. 256 pages. Features *  "An eminent professional and a dedicated amateur botanist take readers along the Lewis and Clark Expedition's path day by day, focusing on the plants new to science in 1804-1806, but also telling the entire expedition story." Notes *    One of the United States' most prominent botanists, James L. Reveal has joined forces with A. Scott Earle (a retired surgeon and professor) to follow the Corps of Discovery's trail, focusing on the plant specimens that Capt. Meriwether Lewis "collected for Mr. [Frederick] Pursh," President Jefferson, and other scientists of the early 19th century. Earle's and Reveal's seasonal color photographs illustrate complete botanical descriptions of each plant, which are accompanied by quotes from Lewis's journal about it, along with comments from scientists of his day and since. CONDITION : AN /AN. Clean, Bright, Tight. This book is in As New condition. . ISBN # 9781560372509

$11.66

Western Americana Catalogue Prices Volume 4 & 5 1990 & 1991
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Western Americana Catalogue Prices Volume 4 & 5 1990 & 1991

By Morrison, Shelly

Western Americana Catalogue Prices Volume 4 & 5 1990 & 1991 Morrison, Shelly W. M. Morrison Books , Austin Texas Softcover. Size : 11 inches tall. Features * A useful reference guide for booksellers. Each of these books list 18000 to 20000 entries of Western Americana. Includes books, pamplets, maps, documents, photographs, government documents, broadsides, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, journals, etc. Around 200 to 230 pages each. CONDITION : VG /softcover. Used books from my personal reference library of books on books. Bookseller Ethics 101: All books may be returned in 30 days for a full refund.   FREE SHIPPING, USA ONLY   Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller {Retired}

$11.66

 The Palimpsest: Mormons On The March
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The Palimpsest: Mormons On The March

By Gallaher, Ruth A. (editor)

The Palimpsest: Mormons On The March   * May 1946 Issue *   Gallaher, Ruth A. (editor)   1946 Series - The PALIMPSEST   State Historical Society Iowa , Iowa City Iowa   Softcover. Magazine. Size : 8" tall. 32 pages.   Features *  Sections: Ripe for Statehood by John Ely Briggs; Mormons on the March by William J. Petersen. Notes *    The Meaning of THE PALIMPSEST (how this magazine got its name) -- In early times a palimpsest was a parchment or other material from which one or more writings had been erased to give room for later records. But the erasures were not always complete; and so it became the fascinating task of scholars not only to translate the later records but also to reconstruct the original writings by deciphering the dim fragments of letters partly erased and partly covered by subsequent texts.   CONDITION : VG /Magazine. Light wear to covers; otherwise, a very good copy. No underlining, no highlighting, no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no annotation by previous owners. This is NOT an ex-library copy. It does not have library stamps, card pockets, etc. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only. {Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller, Retired}.

$9.95

 Back-Trailers Of The Middle Border
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Back-Trailers Of The Middle Border

By Garland, Hamlin

Back-Trailers Of The Middle Border   Garland, Hamlin   1928 MacMillan First Edition.  Hardcover. Size : 7.6 inches tall. 379 pages.   Features *  Black cloth, red lettering on front cover with gilt and blue illustration, gilt lettering on spine, all bright. Illustrated throughout with woodcut-style sketches and headpieces by Constance Garland. A book of literary reminiscences. This is the 4th and concluding book in a series about the Garlands moves West in the 19th Century. This book tells the story of his family's return to the East, and discusses important literary persons of the day.   Notes *    Garland was a distinguished middle-western writer, recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and membership in the American Academy. This book was preceded by the 1926 "Trail-Makers of the Middle Border," the 1922 Pulitzer Prize winning "A Daughter of the Middle Border" and the 1917 "A Son of the Middle Border."   CONDITION : VG /No dust jacket. This used book Is in very good condition. Bright and sound covers, near fine. Previous owner's name neatly written on the half-title page. No underlining, no highlighting, no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no other annotation by previous owners. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only. {Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller, Retired}.

$13.46

NARRATIVES OF CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA
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NARRATIVES OF CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA

By (Ayer, Edward E.)

NARRATIVES OF CAPTIVITY AMONG THE INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA   * A List of Books and Manuscripts on This Subject in the Edward E. Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library *   (Ayer, Edward E.).   1991 Maurizio Martino , New York   Reprint.  Hardcover. Size : 8.5 inches tall. 171 pages.   Features *  This reprint [circa 1991] of the definitive bibliography was strictly limited to 300 copies. Two parts in one volume. The first volume was published in 1912, and the supplement in 1928. This is a detailed bibliography of editions of works containing narratives of the experiences of captives taken by various Indian tribes of North America. The first volume comprises over three hundred titles. The first supplement adds another 143 items. The organization is alphabetical by author with collations, notes, and annotations.    CONDITION : VG /NONE. This book is in very good (almost As New) condition; No underlining, no highlighting, no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no annotation by previous owners. Bookseller Ethics 101: All books may be returned in 30 days for a full refund. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only. {Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller, Retired}.

$35.96

Russell Roundup 1 & 2
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Russell Roundup 1 & 2

By Dykes, Jeff

Russell Roundup 1 & 2   Dykes, Jeff   1972 Jeff Dykes/Western Books, College Park, Maryland   Hardcover. Size : 9 inches tall. 92 pages.   Features *   Scarce hardbound edition of Jeff Dykes' Russell Roundup Catalogs 1 and 2, total of 1303 Russell items. Useful reference for Western Americana books. CONDITION : VG /No dust jacket. This book is in very good condition. No underlining, no highlighting, no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no annotation by previous owners. Bookseller Ethics 101: All books may be returned in 30 days for a full refund. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only.

$22.50

Best Books on the West a Guide to a Core Collection
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Best Books on the West a Guide to a Core Collection

By Richard Morrison (Editor)

Best Books on the West a Guide to a Core Collection   Morrison, Richard   1989 W M Morrison Books   Paperback. Size : 11 inches tall. 82 pages.   Features *  The 1,750 most recommended works relating to the history of the West. From my personal reference library of books on books. CONDITION : VG /NONE. Bookplate on front inside endpaper, otherwise very good. Bookseller Ethics 101: All books may be returned in 30 days for a full refund. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only. {Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller, Retired}..   ISBN# 0926158031

$10.95

Nineteenth Century Texana: A Priced Checklist; Books and Pamphlets Relating to Texas Published Before 1900
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Nineteenth Century Texana: A Priced Checklist; Books and Pamphlets Relating to Texas Published Before 1900

By Morrison, Shelly and Richard (Compiled by)

Nineteenth Century Texana A Priced Checklist of Books and Phamplets Related to Texas Published Before 1900   Morrison, Shelly and Richard   1991 W. W. Morrison   Hardcover. Size : 11 inches tall. 131 pages.   CONDITION : VG /NONE. As New. Bookseller Ethics 101: All books may be returned in 30 days for a full refund. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only. {Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller, Retired}.

$18.00

Six Score: The 120 Best Books on the Range Cattle Industry
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Six Score: The 120 Best Books on the Range Cattle Industry

By Reese, William S

As New in As New dust jacket.  1989. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 0939226057 . Rawhide edition, Number 112 of a  limited and numbered edition of 265 copies. Revised from 1976 edition. Index, bibliography. An annotated listing by author of the 120 best books in the area of ranching and cattle-raising. A useful reference. FREE SHIPPING, USA Only. Bookseller Ethics 101: All books may be returned in 30 days for a full refund This book is from my personal reference library. {Gary L. Wallin, Bookseller, Retired}

$22.50