Americana - Regional



  • "A Mighty Nice Place": The History of Alaska's 1935 Matanuska Colony Project

    By Helen E. Hegener

    Our Price: $24.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781539698951
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • "Answer at Once": Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

    By Katrina M. Powell

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813934938
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
    • Published: March 2013
  • 100 Oklahoma Outlaws, Gangsters, and Lawmen 1839-1939

    By Robert Barr Smith

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781589803848
    • Published: April 2007
    -Take[s] readers back to the untamed West when the pistol, the rifle, and the rope provided justice and only the hand-me-down stories divided the lawmen from the lawless.---ForeWordThe period between 1839 and 1939 bore witness to the sometimes atrocious exploits of renegades and regulators around Oklahoma. The 100 profiles and biographical essays in this volume of popular history include Bonnie and Clyde, Belle Starr, Machine Gun Kelly, the James brothers, the Youngers, the Doolins, the Daltons, and numerous other well-known and lesser-known criminals and officials.From the revelry of whiskey towns to the shootouts, massacres, and misunderstandings of wild Oklahoma, Dan Anderson and Laurence Yadon present interesting and little-known facts about this romanticized era. Characters include such unlikely personalities as Jim Miller, the devout Methodist assassin; Bud Trainor, a gang operator turned deputy U.S. marshal; and Lloyd Barker, the founder of the Central Park Gang, who became an assistant manager of a snack shop and was later gunned down by his wife. Dan Anderson is a former newswriter, photographer, features writer, and columnist. He has been honored with multiple awards from the Associated Press for spot news reporting, investigative reporting, and newswriting. Laurence Yadon is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator. He and Anderson have also coauthored 200 Texas Outlaws and Lawmen: 1835-1935, Ten Deadly Texans, and Arizona Gunfighters, all available from Pelican.
  • 101 Glimpses of Historic Micanopy

    By Steve Rajtar

    Our Price: $12.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781596295094
    • Publisher: History Pr
    • Published: August 2008
  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Ann Arbor, Michigan

    By Horace Martin Woodhouse

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781453891353
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: October 2010
    After you've browsed through this little book, you will better understand why Ann Arbor has a greater quirk quotient than most places. To prove his point, your curious author has dug up bits of esoterica - odd, amusing, and little-known strands that make up the city's variegated fabric. Sure, you live here, but how much do you really know about Ann Arbor? Can you name your hometown football legends, Playboy Magazine playmates, 1960s radicals, NASA astronauts, the local boxer who fought Jack Dempsey, the brainy UM graduate who attempted the perfect crime, or the local girl who flirted with Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep"? Who was the native industrialist who helped build the Panama Canal? Or the Ann Arborite who created the world's largest technology company? How did a border dispute lead to the greatest rivalry in college football? Where is the city's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house? What is Ann Arbor's connection a Presidential assassination? Readers learn the answers to these intriguing questions and much, much more. Fascinating tangents and tidbits in purposely random sequence (with generous cross-references) create a ready-to-explore trail of knowledge about Ann Arbor and its environs, informing and entertaining, correcting myths and misconceptions, mostly revealing an unexpected treasure trove that brings a culture and a place into sharp focus.
  • 13 Days to Glory: The Siege of the Alamo

    By Lon Tinkle

    Our Price: $12.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780890967072
    • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • 1692 Witch Hunt

    By George Malcolm Yool

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781556135651
    • Publisher: Heritage Books
    • Published: April 1992
  • 1776 Census of Maryland

    By Bettie Carothers

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781585490882
    • Publisher: Heritage Books
    • Published: November 2007
  • An 1864 Directory and Guide to Nevada's Aurora

    By Clifford Alpheus Shaw

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781442138216
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: April 2009
    Revised November 30, 2011, Edition.Looking out over the deserted landscape today it is hard to imagine that 150 years ago this remote corner of western Nevada was home to over five thousand people living in a thousand buildings, many of which were made of brick. This book provides a snapshot in time of what it was like to live in a promising young city at the peak of prosperity on the Western frontier during the Civil War and includes 37 photographs and illustrations, 9 maps, numerous historic newspaper advertisements, and detailed descriptions of Aurora's buildings, businesses, churches, social organizations, schools, government, mines, roads, and newspapers. The book also includes a list of Aurora's residents from 1861 to 1864, an annotated list of historic California newspaper articles written about Aurora during 1860 to 1864, and an account the largest public celebration in Aurora's sixty year history-the "Grand Celebration" of July 4, 1864.
  • 1890 Genealogical Census Reconstruction

    By Sherida K. Eddlemon

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780788420306
    • Publisher: Heritage Books
    • Published: November 2007
  • 1890 Genealogical Census Reconstruction

    By Sherida K. Eddlemon

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780788424533
    • Publisher: Heritage Books
    • Published: November 2007
  • 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

    By Richard Hansen

    Our Price: $21.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780738596587
    • Publisher: Arcadia Pub
    • Published: May 2013
    The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 is an unparalleled disaster in the history of San Francisco. More than 4.5 square miles of San Francisco burned and crumbled into a windswept desert of desolation. We will see this scene from behind the camera, covering before the earthquake through the fire and into the rebuilding of the city. The waterfront in the east to Golden Gate Park in the west and the marina in the north to Mission District in the south will be viewed. City hall and along Market Street through the center of the city will be covered. Stories from survivors and new information, like doctored photographs, will be included. Thirty years of research will be merged to give you an accurate account.
  • The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress

    By Cheryl R. Ganz

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780252078521
    • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
    • Published: January 2012
    The author offers the stories of fair planners and participants who showcased education, industry, and entertainment to sell optimism during the Great Depression, in an engaging history of the 1933 Chicago world's fair that also features more than eighty period photographs and ephemera.