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Best Of Dee Brown S West

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : WISC:89066467309
Genre : History
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A collection of articles tracing the history of the Western frontier from early settlements to the Battle of Wounded Knee
Category: History

The American West

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 1439125562
Genre : History
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Renowned storyteller Dee Brown, author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, recreates the struggles of Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers in this stunning volume that illuminates the history of the old West that’s filled with maps and vintage photographs. Beginning with the demise of the Native Americans of the Plains, Brown depicts the onrush of the burgeoning cattle trade and the waves of immigrants who ultimately “settled” the land. In the retelling of this oft-told saga, Brown has demonstrated once again his abilities as a master storyteller and an entertaining popular historian. By turns heroic, tragic, and even humorous, The American West brings to life American tragedy and triumph in the years from 1840 to the turn of the century, and a roster of characters both great and small: Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Dull Knife, Crazy Horse, Captain Jack, John H. Tunstall, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Wild Bill Hickok, Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, Buffalo Bill, and many others. The American West is about cattle and the railroads; it is about settlers who came to claim a land not originally their own and how they slowly imposed law and order on these wild and untamed places; and it is about the wanton destruction of the Native American way of life. This is epic history at its best and popular history at its most readable. This new work is culled from Dee Brown’s highly acclaimed writings, which instantly established him as one of America’s foremost Western authorities. Fully revised, rewritten, and edited into one seamless account of America’s most famous frontier, this epic narrative, along with the introduction and a chronological table of events, etches an unforgettable and poignant portrait. The American West is at once a tribute to the West and a majestic new peak for a writer whose long and successful career has been synonymous with excellence in frontier history.
Category: History

American Cowboy

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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

Where The Tall Grass Grows

Author : Bobby Bridger
ISBN : 9781555918521
Genre : History
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In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, noted historian and musician Bobby Bridger explores the impact of Native American culture on the American psyche. The book also examines the impact of indigenous American mythology on contemporary identity and the development of modern popular entertainment, particularly the Hollywood film industry.
Category: History

The Hobby Cowboy Action Shooting

Author : Richard Beloin
ISBN : 9781453520994
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The book is a 12 year summary of memoirs, facts and events leading to a totally encompassing hobby and the development of a popular shooting sport-Cowboy Action Shooting. The author covers subjects to include Shooting Accessories, Firearm Modifications, Reloading, Dedicated Practice, a typical day at a CAS and others covered in 14 chapters. The book is written for the general public, novice, beginner, the experienced shooter and the retiree looking for a hobby. It is a nonfiction guide book that exposes all the facets of cowboy shooting and includes the state of the art and modern approaches to the sport.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Dee Brown

Author : News-Gazette
ISBN : 9781596701717
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The sound of the public address announcer yelling out "Deeeee for Threeeee!" reverberated throughout the Assembly Hall for four magnificent seasons, "The One-Man Fast Break" became a household term to college basketball fans around the country, and orange headbands sold out in sporting goods stores everywhere in central Illinois. Dee Brown will probably go down in history as the most popular player to ever suit up for the University of Illinois, as he became the ideal teammate and a positive role model for children all over the state during his four years of basketball bliss in Champaign-Urbana.The daily newspaper that covered Dee Brown more than any other, The News-Gazette in Champaign, has put together a tribute to a player no Fighting Illini fan will ever forget. Dee Brown: My Illini Years highlights his four seasons through numerous articles and stories first found in the pages of the paper's sports section, along with dozens of vibrant full-color photos. The book also features tribute sections, an epilogue from Coach Bruce Weber, and quotes from teammates, coaches, and UI fans who witnessed the amazing and thrilling career of a college basketball legend that was highlighted by a trip to the 2005 national championship game.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Guide To The Indian Wars Of The West

Author : John Dishon McDermott
ISBN : 080328246X
Genre : History
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A rich and detailed look at the wars that the United States conducted against its native population from 1860 to 1890 explores the fundamental circumstances of events, investigates the different responses of tribes to the conflict, and much more. Original. UP.
Category: History

Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 0805068929
Genre : History
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Featuring archival photographs, a vivid re-creation of the heyday of American expansion brings the transcontinental railroads to life, including all of the heroes and villains, laborers and presidents, engineers, bankers, and politicians who contributed to the drama. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Category: History

When The Century Was Young

Author : Dee Alexander Brown
ISBN : 0874832675
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author shares his memories of growing up in Arkansas, his education and military service, his fascination with the American West, and his devotion to writing
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Gentle Tamers

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 9781453274194
Genre : History
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A fascinating history of women on America’s western frontier by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Popular culture has taught us to picture the Old West as a land of men, whether it’s the lone hero on horseback or crowds of card players in a rough-and-tumble saloon. But the taming of the frontier involved plenty of women, too—and this book tells their stories. At first, female pioneers were indeed rare—when the town of Denver was founded in 1859, there were only five women among a population of almost a thousand. But the adventurers arrived, slowly but surely. There was Frances Grummond, a sheltered Southern girl who married a Yankee and traveled with him out west, only to lose him in a massacre. Esther Morris, a dignified middle-aged lady, held a tea party in South Pass City, Wyoming, that would play a role in the long, slow battle for women’s suffrage. Josephine Meeker, an Oberlin College graduate, was determined to educate the Colorado Indians—but was captured by the Ute. And young Virginia Reed, only thirteen, set out for California as part of a group that would become known as the Donner Party. With tales of notables such as Elizabeth Custer, Carry Nation, and Lola Montez, this social history touches upon many familiar topics—from the early Mormons to the gold rush to the dawn of the railroads—with a new perspective. This enlightening and entertaining book goes beyond characters like Calamity Jane to reveal the true diversity of the great western migration of the nineteenth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Category: History


Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
ISBN : 9780855751869
Genre : Fiction
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Includes essays by Shoemaker, Sykes, Muecke, Headon, Watego, annotated separately.
Category: Fiction

The Warlords

Author : Matt Braun
ISBN : 1429902140
Genre : Fiction
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WHILE WORLD WAR I WAS EXPLODING IN FOREIGN LANDS It's 1915. In Europe, men are dying in trenches. In Washington, sentiment is growing for war against the Kaiser. And in Mexico, an explosive plot is set in motion by a German agent, a deposed dictator, and an army of murderous rebels. A NEW WAR WAS BLAZING ALONG THE RIO GRANDE...Amidst the chaos of Pancho Villa's revolution, a force of embittered Tejanos has crossed the Rio Grande, burning ranches, killing Texans, and gathering fighters in its wake. For the Germans, the goal is to paralyze America. For a daring Special Agent and a Texas Ranger, the mission is to go deep behind enemy lines and cut out the heart of an astounding conspiracy—before the West is drawn into a bloody war of its own...
Category: Fiction

The Galvanized Yankees

Author : Dee Brown
ISBN : 9781453274170
Genre : History
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The little-known true Civil War story of the Confederate soldiers who served in the Union Army by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Historian Dee Brown uncovers an exciting episode in American history: During the Civil War, a group of Confederate soldiers opted to assist the Union Army rather than endure the grim conditions of POW camps. Regiments containing former Confederates were not trusted to go into battle against their former comrades, and instead were sent to the West as “outpost guardians,” where they performed frontier duties, including escorting supply trains, rebuilding telegraph lines, and quelling uprisings from regional American Indian tribes, which were sweeping across the Plains. This is an account of an extraordinary, though often overlooked, group of men who served in unexpected ways at a pivotal moment in the nation’s history. From the bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, The Galvanized Yankees is “an accurate, interesting, and sometimes thrilling account of an unusual group of men [and] a fresh and informative study of the Old West in transition from frontier to stable society” (The New York Times Book Review). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Category: History

The Age Of Lincoln And The Art Of American Power 1848 1876

Author : William Nester
ISBN : 9781612346595
Genre : History
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Although Abraham Lincoln was among seven presidents who served during the tumultuous years between the end of the Mexican War and the end of the Reconstruction era, history has not been kind to the others: Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant. In contrast, history sees Abraham Lincoln as a giant in character and deeds. During his presidency, he governed brilliantly, developed the economy, liberated four million people from slavery, reunified the nation, and helped enact the Homestead Act, among other accomplishments. He proved to be not only an outstanding commander in chief but also a skilled diplomat, economist, humanist, educator, and moralist. Lincoln achieved that and more because he was a master of the art of American power. He understood that the struggle for hearts and minds was the essence of politics in a democracy. He asserted power mostly by appealing to peopleÆs hopes rather than their fears. All along he tried to shape rather than reflect prevailing public opinions that differed from his own. To that end, he was brilliant at bridging the gap between progressives and conservatives by reining in the former and urging on the latter. His art of power ultimately reflected his unswerving devotion to the Declaration of IndependenceÆs principles and the ConstitutionÆs institutions, or as he so elegantly expressed it, ôto a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.ö
Category: History

My First Pocket Guide About Arkansas

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 0793399084
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Each 4x 6 Pocket Guide comes with complete exercises about your state. This easy-to-use reference guide is divided into seven color-coded sections including state basic facts, geography, history, people, places, nature and miscellaneous information. This reference guide is perfect for students in grades 3 and up.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Somewhere Apart

Author : University of Arkansas Press
ISBN : 1557284466
Genre : History
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This Unusual Volume of short essays comes from thirty-three Arkansans, who recall their favorite places in the Natural State. Including sketches by lifelong natives and emigres, the collection presents sensitive descriptions of childhood play spots, special home sites, physical landmarks, towns, rivers, mountaintops, highways, and interior places. Maps and photographs locate the hallowed spots, ranging broadly over the state. Designed in journal format, blank pages at the end of the book invite private entries for "My Favorite Place" by the owner of the book, allowing it to be given as a gift to visitors or as a memento for the next generation. Originally compiled by the staff of the Arkansas Times, Somewhere Apart has been extended, honed, and polished by The University of Arkansas Press into a gem of a book. "My first remembrances are of mud and dust, white and black people, horses and mules". -- Robert Pugh "I'm a child of the hills. My roots are in Cass, in the Boston Mountains, where my great-grandmother ... grew up on the Mulberry River". -- Barbara Pryor "Arkansas has a rough sort of beauty that often bears a sting or an itch". -- John Churchill "A stair of fieldstones led down to the pool. On the hottest days of summer we'd have to splash water on them so they wouldn't burn our bare feet". -- Lucinda Williams "I always suggest visitors get a massage, eat a really good meal of slow food at any of a dozen or so chef-owned restaurants, buy something made and sold only right here, nap, relax". -- Crescent Dragonwagon "The sun rising on a cold, clear morning, a mutual goal and plenty of time dedicated to conversation with my son make that remote duck blind a specialplace". -- Jim Kelley "This thoroughly charming village still has a 'square' of sorts with buildings on four sides, including a still-serving cafe (where once I ordered peach 'clobber' from the menu), a still-paying bank, and even a still-fixing mechanic running 'Malfunction Junction.'" -- Donald Harington "The barns and sheds have sheltered hay, tools, field vermin, lovers, the broken hearted, playing grandchildren, and, now, family reunions". -- Carl Stover "Everybody needs a laughing place -- and this is the one for me!" -- Elizabeth Jacoway
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Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105002414428
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Legends And Lies

Author : Dale L. Walker
ISBN : 9781466812925
Genre : History
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"All of history is mystery," Dale L. Walker says, and he proves his point in this lively, humorous--and rational--approach to the West's greatest puzzles. Did Davy Crockett, for example, go down swinging Ol' Betsy, defending the ramparts of the Alamo--or was he captured? Who is buried in Jesse James's grave? Was the man Pat Garrett shot that night really Billy the Kid? How did Black Bart, "the gentleman bandit," disappear? Did Sacajawea, the famous "Bird Woman" who scouted for Lewis and Clark, die twice? The possibilities unfold as Walker brings together little-known facts and the elusive connections that shed light on the biggest enigmas of the American West. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: History