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321 PEAVY, LINDA & SMITH, URSULA. Women In Waiting In The Westward Movement: Life On The Home Frontier.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1994. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
During the last half of the nineteenth century, thousands of men went west in search of gold, land, or adventure - leaving their wives to handle family, farm, and business affairs on their own. Ten years of research into public and private documents - including letters of couples separated during the westward movement - has enabled Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith to tell the forgotten stories of "women in waiting." 
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322 PEAVY, LINDA & SMITH, URSULA; WEST, ELLIOTT (FOREWORD). Frontier Children.
University of Oklahoma, Norman: 2002. 0806135050 / 9780806135052 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Enriched by more than 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children is a visual and literary montage of the faces and scenes of childhood in the nineteenth-century American West. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith have brought together stories and images that erase stereotypes to reveal the infinite variety of childhood experiences on the western frontier. "Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith lead us into two territories that are both intimate and alien. The first is the American frontier, which haunts our memory as a place of national beginnings. . . . The second territory is that of individual origins - our childhoods. We form our personal myths, the stories that explain who we are, through remembered moments from the age of seven or twelve. . . . Like our selected frontier episodes, these personal memories shaped us, we believe; and so they are still with us. . . . The experiences of frontier children are a distinctively American variation of what draws us to all history."--Elliott West, from the Foreword 
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323 PEAVY, LINDA; SMITH, URSULA. Frontier Children.
University of Oklahoma, Norman: 1999. 0806131616 / 9780806131610 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Enriched by more than 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children is a visual and literary montage of the faces and scenes of childhood in the nineteenth-century American West. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith have brought together stories and images that erase stereotypes to reveal the infinite variety of childhood experiences on the western frontier. "Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith lead us into two territories that are both intimate and alien. The first is the American frontier, which haunts our memory as a place of national beginnings. . . . The second territory is that of individual origins - our childhoods. We form our personal myths, the stories that explain who we are, through remembered moments from the age of seven or twelve. . . . Like our selected frontier episodes, these personal memories shaped us, we believe; and so they are still with us. . . . The experiences of frontier children are a distinctively American variation of what draws us to all history."--Elliott West, from the Foreword 
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324 PEAVY, LINDA; SMITH, URSULA. Frontier Children.
University of Oklahoma, Norman: 1999. 0806131616 / 9780806131610 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Enriched by more than 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children is a visual and literary montage of the faces and scenes of childhood in the nineteenth-century American West. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith have brought together stories and images that erase stereotypes to reveal the infinite variety of childhood experiences on the western frontier. "Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith lead us into two territories that are both intimate and alien. The first is the American frontier, which haunts our memory as a place of national beginnings. . . . The second territory is that of individual origins - our childhoods. We form our personal myths, the stories that explain who we are, through remembered moments from the age of seven or twelve. . . . Like our selected frontier episodes, these personal memories shaped us, we believe; and so they are still with us. . . . The experiences of frontier children are a distinctively American variation of what draws us to all history."--Elliott West, from the Foreword 
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325 PETERSON, LARRY LEN; DIPPIE, BRIAN W. (FOREWORD). Charles M. Russell: Photographing The Legend.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2014. Limited Leather Edition of 250. Volume 15 in Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West. s Brand new book. Limited leather bound edition of 250. 
Almost as familiar as the images of the American West he painted and sculpted is the figure of Charles M. Russell himself. Standing or mounted, in boots and wide-brimmed hat, sash knotted at his waist, gaze steady under a hank of unruly hair: he is the one and only "Cowboy Artist." What is not so well known is the story that unfolds in the myriad photographs of Russell, pictures that document a remarkable life while also reflecting the evolution of photography and the depiction of the American West at the turn of the twentieth century. This biography makes use of hundreds of images of Russell, many never before published, to explore the role of photography in shaping the artist's public image and the making and selling of his art. More than that, the book shows how the Cowboy Artist personified what he portrayed. Born in 1864 to a well-to-do family in St. Louis, Russell was smitten early on by the burgeoning art of photography and the images of the West that were proliferating as rapidly as the frontier was disappearing. When he moved to Helena at sixteen, his passions came together, as professional and amateur photographers made their way to the Montana Territory to document the cowboy life that Charlie was embracing and beginning to paint. Larry Len Peterson traces Russell's image and his career from these first adventures to his apotheosis as an artist, and then to his California period and his final days as the grand statesman of the American West. Along the way we meet some of the most interesting photographers of the era, as Russell posed for among others. Because Nancy Russell used photographs to promote her artist husband's career and artistic identity, we also see the medium's early application as a marketing tool in the hands of a surprisingly savvy businesswoman. Alongside Peterson's engrossing tale of the life of this American icon, the hundreds of photographs of Russell, his friends, family members, business associates, colleagues, and celebrities of his time offer a unique view of the artist's historic and cultural milieu—a view at once panoramic and intimate. Larry Len Peterson, a native of Plentywood, Montana, is an enthusiastic art collector and an acknowledged expert on art and art history of the American West. His publications include Charles M. Russell: Legacy; Philip R. Goodwin: America's Sporting and Wildlife Artist; and L. A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West. Peterson is the recipient of two Western Heritage Awards and the Scriver Bronze. Brian W. Dippie is retired as Professor of History at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. The leading authority on Russell, he is the author of numerous books and articles on the history and art of the American West, including The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy and Charles M. Russell: Word Painter. 
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326 PETERSON, LARRY LEN; DIPPIE, BRIAN W. (FOREWORD). Charles M. Russell: Photographing The Legend.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2014. Volume 15 in Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Almost as familiar as the images of the American West he painted and sculpted is the figure of Charles M. Russell himself. Standing or mounted, in boots and wide-brimmed hat, sash knotted at his waist, gaze steady under a hank of unruly hair: he is the one and only "Cowboy Artist." What is not so well known is the story that unfolds in the myriad photographs of Russell, pictures that document a remarkable life while also reflecting the evolution of photography and the depiction of the American West at the turn of the twentieth century. This biography makes use of hundreds of images of Russell, many never before published, to explore the role of photography in shaping the artist's public image and the making and selling of his art. More than that, the book shows how the Cowboy Artist personified what he portrayed. Born in 1864 to a well-to-do family in St. Louis, Russell was smitten early on by the burgeoning art of photography and the images of the West that were proliferating as rapidly as the frontier was disappearing. When he moved to Helena at sixteen, his passions came together, as professional and amateur photographers made their way to the Montana Territory to document the cowboy life that Charlie was embracing and beginning to paint. Larry Len Peterson traces Russell's image and his career from these first adventures to his apotheosis as an artist, and then to his California period and his final days as the grand statesman of the American West. Along the way we meet some of the most interesting photographers of the era, as Russell posed for among others. Because Nancy Russell used photographs to promote her artist husband's career and artistic identity, we also see the medium's early application as a marketing tool in the hands of a surprisingly savvy businesswoman. Alongside Peterson's engrossing tale of the life of this American icon, the hundreds of photographs of Russell, his friends, family members, business associates, colleagues, and celebrities of his time offer a unique view of the artist's historic and cultural milieu—a view at once panoramic and intimate. Larry Len Peterson, a native of Plentywood, Montana, is an enthusiastic art collector and an acknowledged expert on art and art history of the American West. His publications include Charles M. Russell: Legacy; Philip R. Goodwin: America's Sporting and Wildlife Artist; and L. A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West. Peterson is the recipient of two Western Heritage Awards and the Scriver Bronze. Brian W. Dippie is retired as Professor of History at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. The leading authority on Russell, he is the author of numerous books and articles on the history and art of the American West, including The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy and Charles M. Russell: Word Painter. 
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327 PETTIT, MICHAEL. Riding For The Brand: 150 Years Of Cowden Ranching.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2009. First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A heartfelt and eloquent homage to a ranching family's six generations in Texas. Selected for the New Mexico Book Award for the Best Southwest History Book. The Cowden family has been at the forefront of the cattle business for 150 years. Arriving in Texas in the 1850s, Cowden men and women raised and trailed cattle, sought out water and better grazing land, tangled with Comanches—and helped extend the western line of Anglo settlement as they raised their families. They eventually moved to New Mexico, where they established the renowned JAL Ranch. Award-winning writer Michael Pettit, a Cowden descendant and former rancher, offers a compelling portrait of this genuine American ranching family. Riding for the Brand spans six generations and two states to serve up a real slice of the Old West, complete with cowboys and Indians, cattle and buffalo, open range and barbed wire. Pettit skillfully blends family saga with an urbanite's firsthand look at life on today's 50,000-acre Cowden Ranch. Along the way, he tells the story of one man's search for identity through his connections to a family, a place, and a way of life. Michael Pettit, whose poetry and prose have been published in numerous anthologies and journals nationwide, is the author of Cardinal Points and American Light. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
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328 POINTER, LARRY. In Search Of Butch Cassidy.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 1988. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"Pointer has done some fascinating historical detective work and has collected some convincing evidence. One of his sources is a copy of a manuscript Cassidy wrote about his outlaw days. Pointer frequently and extensively quotes from this as he reconstructs Cassidy's life and criminal exploits. He lets Butch himself describe the Bolivian shootout in which the Sundance Kid was killed." - Library Journal 
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329 POLING-KEMPES, LESLEY. Ghost Ranch.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
For more than a century, Ghost Ranch has attracted people of enormous energy and creativity to the high desert of northern New Mexico. Occupying twenty-two thousand acres of the Piedra Lumbre this fabled place was the love of artist Georgia O'Keeffe's life, and her depictions of the landscape catapulted Ghost Ranch to international recognition. Building on the history of the Abiquiu region that she told in Valley of Shining Stone, Ghost Ranch historian Lesley Poling-Kempes now unfolds the story of this celebrated retreat. She traces its transformation from el Rancho de los Brujos, a hideout for legendary outlaws, to a renowned cultural mecca and one of the Southwest's premier conference centers. First a dude ranch, Ghost Ranch became a magical sanctuary where the veil between heaven and earth seemed almost transparent. Focusing on those who visited from the 1920s and '30s until the 1990s, Poling-Kempes tells how O'Keeffe and others—from Boston Brahmin Carol Bishop Stanley to paleontologist Edwin H. Colbert, Los Alamos physicists to movie stars—created a unique community that evolved into the institution that is Ghost Ranch today. For this book, Poling-Kempes has drawn on information not available when Valley of Shining Stone was written. The biography of Juan de Dios Gallegos has been enhanced and definitively corrected. The Robert Wood Johnson (of Johnson & Johnson) years at Ghost Ranch are recounted with reminiscences from family members. And the memories of David McAlpin Jr. shed light on how the Princeton circle that included the Packs, the Johnson brothers, the Rockefellers, and the McAlpins ended up as summer neighbors on the high desert of New Mexico. After Arthur Pack's gift of the ranch to the Presbyterian Church in 1955, Ghost Ranch became a spiritual home for thousands of people still awestruck by the landscape that O'Keeffe so lovingly committed to canvas; yet the care taken to protect Ghost Ranch's land and character has preserved its sense of intimacy. By relating its remarkable story, Poling-Kempes invites all visitors to better appreciate its place as an honored wilderness—and to help safeguard its future. 
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330 POTTS, STANLEY. Look Down On The Stars.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 1931291314 / 9781931291316 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Ever since his first book, "The Potts' Factor Versus Murphy's Law," came out two years ago, Stan Potts has been asked why he didn't write about one wild incident or another that friends and associates had shared with him. Well, he's picked up on many of those stories in this new book, "Look Down On The Stars," which delves into more rich detail out of the incredible life Stan Potts has lived in the remote land of the American West - Idaho and Nevada in particular. He shares many stories, including a few hair-raising ones, of his many escapades growing up in and spending a lifetime in the back country. He became one of the country's most famous bighorn sheep guides and outfitters over a lifetime spent in the remote Frank Church Wilderness and shares some stories out of those experiences. However, he also brings the reader along with him with humorous and heart-warming stories about how this great land, and the people he shared life with, shaped him as a youth, as a young man, and then an adult who, in turn, helped shaped ways for people to get into this wild land and enjoy it as much as he does. In addition, his dedication chapter pays tribute to an incredible lady, his mother, Sarah Gray Potts, with a series of stories that, if they had stood alone, would have made this book a winner. 6x9 format, 168 pages, 60 photographs, and numerous illustrations. 
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331 POTTS, STANLEY. Look Down On The Stars.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 1931291306 / 9781931291309 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Ever since his first book, "The Potts' Factor Versus Murphy's Law," came out two years ago, Stan Potts has been asked why he didn't write about one wild incident or another that friends and associates had shared with him. Well, he's picked up on many of those stories in this new book, "Look Down On The Stars," which delves into more rich detail out of the incredible life Stan Potts has lived in the remote land of the American West - Idaho and Nevada in particular. He shares many stories, including a few hair-raising ones, of his many escapades growing up in and spending a lifetime in the back country. He became one of the country's most famous bighorn sheep guides and outfitters over a lifetime spent in the remote Frank Church Wilderness and shares some stories out of those experiences. However, he also brings the reader along with him with humorous and heart-warming stories about how this great land, and the people he shared life with, shaped him as a youth, as a young man, and then an adult who, in turn, helped shaped ways for people to get into this wild land and enjoy it as much as he does. In addition, his dedication chapter pays tribute to an incredible lady, his mother, Sarah Gray Potts, with a series of stories that, if they had stood alone, would have made this book a winner. 6x9 format, 168 pages, 60 photographs, and numerous illustrations. 
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332 POTTS, STANLEY. The Potts Factor Versus Murphy's Law.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: 2001. 1931291047 / 9781931291040 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Former Idaho outfitter Stan Potts grew up, explored, worked in and lives in some of the wildest country in America - the famed wilderness of northcentral Idaho. In the process of spending a lifetime of working at just about every enterprise a wild country person can, from rancher and cowboy to wilderness guide to outfitter, plus a dozen others thrown in for good measure, he has pitted his own penchant for pursuing wild things into a way of life unique to his land and his personality. And he has done it, almost every step of the way, as a family man. His adventures - well, most of them anyway - were his family's adventures, whether it was living in the wilds or sharing the arduous lifestyle of a wilderness outfitter. Now, he tells in a straight-forward and yet often humorous way the travails of a life spent battling the vagaries of the famed Murphy's Law (it something can go wrong, it will at least half the time) in terms of just about every enterprise he ever undertook. From ranching to hunting wild sheep (he was one of the first hunters to score the famed grand slam of wild sheep) as well as sharing the stories of any number of mishaps from the air (he's a pilot, too) to a breathtaking encounter with death in an accident that slowed him down long enough to put his life story down on paper, Stan Potts has been a legendary figure in the state of Idaho and its great River of No Return Wilderness country for more than five decades. From his first brushes with fame (winner of the National Rodeo Finals when he was in high school to a big write-up about him and his wife, Joy, in Life magazine in 1972, Stan Potts has battled horses and wild fires, drought and calamity as well as plane crashes and unfriendly, even dangerous, wild critters such as the grizzly bear. Beyond that, his fame as a wild-country storyteller proceeded his new book. As Dr. Richard Clark says, in lauding Potts' storytelling ability, in the book's foreword: "Stan Potts has been crawling around in the hills of Idaho about as long as there have been hills of Idaho. He looks like, talks like, and smells like the hills of Idaho. He even walks like the hills of Idaho. I doubt he could make it on level ground. And there is one more thing, he loves the hills of Idaho." 
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333 POTTS, STANLEY. The Potts Factor Versus Murphy's Law.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 1931291098 / 9781931291095 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Former Idaho outfitter Stan Potts grew up, explored, worked in and lives in some of the wildest country in America - the famed wilderness of northcentral Idaho. In the process of spending a lifetime of working at just about every enterprise a wild country person can, from rancher and cowboy to wilderness guide to outfitter, plus a dozen others thrown in for good measure, he has pitted his own penchant for pursuing wild things into a way of life unique to his land and his personality. And he has done it, almost every step of the way, as a family man. His adventures - well, most of them anyway - were his family's adventures, whether it was living in the wilds or sharing the arduous lifestyle of a wilderness outfitter. Now, in a big 192-page book issued in both hardcover and softcover editions, titled "The Potts' Factor Versus Murphy's Law," he tells in a straight-forward and yet often humorous way the travails of a life spent battling the vagaries of the famed Murphy's Law (it something can go wrong, it will at least half the time) in terms of just about every enterprise he ever undertook. From ranching to hunting wild sheep (he was one of the first hunters to score the famed grand slam of wild sheep) as well as sharing the stories of any number of mishaps from the air (he's a pilot, too) to a breathtaking encounter with death in an accident that slowed him down long enough to put his life story down on paper, Stan Potts has been a legendary figure in the state of Idaho and its great River of No Return Wilderness country for more than five decades. From his first brushes with fame (winner of the National Rodeo Finals when he was in high school to a big write-up about him and his wife, Joy, in Life magazine in 1972, Stan Potts has battled horses and wild fires, drought and calamity as well as plane crashes and unfriendly, even dangerous, wild critters such as the grizzly bear. Beyond that, his fame as a wild-country storyteller proceeded his new book. As Dr. Richard Clark says, in lauding Potts' storytelling ability, in the book's foreword: "Stan Potts has been crawling around in the hills of Idaho about as long as there have been hills of Idaho. He looks like, talks like, and smells like the hills of Idaho. He even walks like the hills of Idaho. I doubt he could make it on level ground. And there is one more thing, he loves the hills of Idaho." 
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334 POTTS, STANLEY. The Potts Factor's Return.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: . 156684682X / 9781566846820 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Author Stan Potts of the remote Salmon River country in Idaho is part of a disappearing breed of outdoorsmen whose fortunes depending on their own daring initiative. Today, Potts in retirement is in ceaseless activity. His first book "The Potts' Factor Versus Murphy's Law" in which he outlined his principle of the Potts' Factor - that if something can go wrong it certainly will nine out of ten times if Stan Potts is involved - set the stage for this new book in which he once again describes countless life-and-death encounters in the back country of Idaho and other western states. The tales of adventure flow out of this incredible man, of whom it is said that if there's a profession Potts hasn't mastered it's because it couldn't be squeezed onto a roster already crowded with hunting guide, river outfitter, rodeo rider, rancher, miner, pilot, author and, most recently, tree farmer." Issued in softcover, 6x9-inch format, many photographs. 
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335 POWERS, PAUL S.; POWERS, LAURIE (EDITRED AND WITH BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS). Pulp Writer: Twenty Years In The American Grub Street.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2007. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
He wrote under at least eight pseudonyms, published hundreds of short stories and novellas in pulp magazines, and lived a life at times as outrageous as his fiction. Pulp Writer tells of Paul S. Powers's travels from serious literary ambitions to the pages of Wild West Weekly, of his seeking his fortune (or material, at any rate) in the ghost towns and mining camps of Colorado, and of his life in Arizona and California as he reaped the rewards of his wildly successful Wild West Weekly characters such as Sonny Tabor and Kid Wolf. Extending from the Great Depression to the golden age of the pulps, Powers's career, chronicled here in often laugh-out-loud style, is an American success story of true grit and commercial savvy and of a larger-than-life character with questionable but endlessly entertaining Western lore to spare. In the process, he provides a valuable and rarely-chronicled look at the business of writing and publishing pulp fiction during its golden years. Powers's granddaughter Laurie never knew her grandfather and lost touch with his side of the family. In her biographical essays, she finds her lost family and discovers the Pulp Writer manuscript. Her essays also provide a valuable historical context for pulp publications such as Wild West Weekly and their importance during the Great Depression. Paul S. Powers (1905-71) was a writer of pulp westerns for twenty years and the author of Doc Dillahay, published by Macmillan in 1949. During his life he earned a reputation as an expert in western Americana and rare books. Laurie Powers a writer, editor, and book collector, has a degree in American studies and wrote the introduction to the reprint of Paul S. Powers's Desert Justice. "This is a real gem. . . . [A] lively, outspoken, hugely entertaining chronicle. . . . Although the memoir was written more than half a century ago, much of what Powers says about getting started in the publishing game still holds. In addition, editor Laurie's introduction offers a concise and informative history of the pulp era. . . . [R]ecommended enthusiastically to writers of all stripes and to anyone interested in the history of pulp publishing."—Booklist (starred review) "[Powers] provides a lively chronicle of working during the 1930s and '40s, the years many fans consider the golden era of pulp fiction. . . . Powers may not have been a great prose stylist, but he could spin a lively, readable yarn—as this long-neglected autobiography attests."—Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times Book Review "This work is a treasure for pulp fans, and a fine introduction for those looking to learn more about an underappreciated American art form."—Publishers Weekly "Writing talent was not limited to Paul S. Powers generation. In this collaboration with her grandfather Laurie Powers has produced an engaging account of the work of this pulp writer that belongs on the shelf of every pulp enthusiast and student of popular culture."—Dime Novel Round-up "Paul Powers' autobiography disappeared into a closet for 40 years until his enterprising granddaughter found it, annotated it and unveiled its extraordinary account of a writing life at the lower end of the critical spectrum."—J. C. Martin, Arizona Daily Star, 2007 Southwest Books of the Year Special Feature "[Powers] penned this intriguing biography 40 years ago, but it remained unpublished until his granddaughter unearthed it in a closet and brought it to light, with her own biographical commentaries and research on the pulp fiction phenomenon. This is an extraordinary story." —Margaret Guerrero, Southwest Books of the Year "Powers sketches an often hilarious portrait of American mores in the first half of the 20th century, making the book appealing even to readers not especially interested in the Western genre. . . . Those who want to know more about Powers are well-served by the introduction and afterword by Laurie Powers, the author's granddaughter." —Rebecca Oppenheimer, Howard County Times "A fitting tribute to this remarkable man."—Tucson Citizen Southwest Books of the Year Top Pick of 2007. 
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336 PREZELSKI, TOM. Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion Of Native Cavalry In The Far West, 1863-1866.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2015. Volume 34 in Frontier Military Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
More than 16,000 Californians served as soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War. One California unit, the 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry, consisted largely of Californio Hispanic volunteers from the "Cow Counties" of Southern California and the Central Coast. Out-of-work vaqueros who enlisted after drought decimated the herds they worked, the Native Cavalrymen lent the army their legendary horsemanship and carried lances that evoked both the romance of the Californios and the Spanish military tradition. Californio Lancers, the first detailed history of the 1st Battalion, illuminates their role in the conflict and brings new diversity to Civil War history. Author Tom Prezelski notes that the Californios, less than a generation removed from the U.S.-Mexican War, were ambivalent about serving in the Union Army, but poverty trumped their misgivings. Based on his extensive research in the service records of individual officers and enlisted men, Prezelski describes both the problems and the accomplishments of the 1st Battalion. Despite a desertion rate among enlisted men that exceeded 50 percent for some companies, and despite the feuds among its officers, the Native Cavalry was the face of federal authority in the region, and their presence helped retain the West for the Union during the rebellion. The battalion pursued bandits, fought an Indian insurrection in northern California, garrisoned Confederate-leaning southern California, patrolled desert trails, guarded the border, and attempted to control the Chiricahua Apaches in southern Arizona. Although some ten thousand Spanish-surnamed Americans served during the Civil War, their support of the Union is almost unknown in the popular imagination. Californio Lancers contributes to our understanding of the Civil War in the Far West and how it transformed the Mexican-American community. 36 black-and-white Illustrations, 6 maps, 1 table, Hardcover, 248 pages, 6.125" x 9.25". Tom Prezelski is an independent historian whose articles have appeared in the Journal of Arizona History, the Arizona Daily Star, and the Tucson Sentinel. A former Arizona State Representative, he lives in Tucson, Arizona. 
Price: 31.30 USD
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337 PREZELSKI, TOM. Californio Lancers: The 1st Battalion Of Native Cavalry In The Far West, 1863-1866.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. Volume 34 in Frontier Military Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
More than 16,000 Californians served as soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War. One California unit, the 1st Battalion of Native Cavalry, consisted largely of Californio Hispanic volunteers from the "Cow Counties" of Southern California and the Central Coast. Out-of-work vaqueros who enlisted after drought decimated the herds they worked, the Native Cavalrymen lent the army their legendary horsemanship and carried lances that evoked both the romance of the Californios and the Spanish military tradition. Californio Lancers, the first detailed history of the 1st Battalion, illuminates their role in the conflict and brings new diversity to Civil War history. Author Tom Prezelski notes that the Californios, less than a generation removed from the U.S.-Mexican War, were ambivalent about serving in the Union Army, but poverty trumped their misgivings. Based on his extensive research in the service records of individual officers and enlisted men, Prezelski describes both the problems and the accomplishments of the 1st Battalion. Despite a desertion rate among enlisted men that exceeded 50 percent for some companies, and despite the feuds among its officers, the Native Cavalry was the face of federal authority in the region, and their presence helped retain the West for the Union during the rebellion. The battalion pursued bandits, fought an Indian insurrection in northern California, garrisoned Confederate-leaning southern California, patrolled desert trails, guarded the border, and attempted to control the Chiricahua Apaches in southern Arizona. Although some ten thousand Spanish-surnamed Americans served during the Civil War, their support of the Union is almost unknown in the popular imagination. Californio Lancers contributes to our understanding of the Civil War in the Far West and how it transformed the Mexican-American community. 36 black-and-white Illustrations, 6 maps, 1 table, Hardcover, 248 pages, 6.125" x 9.25". Tom Prezelski is an independent historian whose articles have appeared in the Journal of Arizona History, the Arizona Daily Star, and the Tucson Sentinel. A former Arizona State Representative, he lives in Tucson, Arizona. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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338 PRICE, B. BYRON. The Sons Of Charlie Russell Celebrating Fifty Years Of The Cowboy Artists Of America.
The Joe Beeler Cowboy Artist Foundation: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
If you grew up on American soil, whether you were a boy or a girl, you probably played "Cowboys and Indians" in your backyard. If you grew up in the 1940s and 1950s, you no doubt watched Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Gene Autry with undying devotion, which is exactly why so many feel a very real and vivid connection to western art. The Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) was formed in 1965 at the Oak Creek Tavern in Sedona, Arizona, by Joe Beeler, Charlie Dye, John Hampton, and George Phippen. The twenty active members and nine emeritus members continue to feel the influence of Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington, as well as other early artists of the American West. The organization has weathered the oil boom and bust, the rise and fall of the stock market, and the tech bubble. Through it all, its members have been championed by individual, corporate, and museum collectors who have embraced their art and the stories it tells. The CAA is fifty years strong and looking forward to the next fifty years. The Sons of Charlie Russell commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the Cowboy Artists of America. From the beginning, the CAA set its course to perpetuate the history, romance, and importance of the American West. The history of these artists as described in this book comes alive with essays, photographs and beautiful images of their work as it portrays the life of real Indians and cowboys. 139 color and 98 black & white Illustrations, 248 pages, 9" x 11". 
Price: 90.25 USD
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339 PRICE, B. BYRON. Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonne.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2007. Volume 1 in the Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The definitive reference for scholars, collectors, curators, art dealers, libraries, and anyone who appreciates the art of Charles M. Russell, our most beloved artist of the American West. His paintings, sketches, sculpture, illustrated letters, and stories are an unequalled legacy. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 color and black-and-white reproductions of Russell's greatest works, this beautiful volume features essays by Russell experts and scholars who address important aspects of the artist's life and career. Inside the book is a unique key code that allows purchasers to access a private online catalogue of more than 4,000 works Russell created and signed during his lifetime. Original owners of the book will have unlimited access to the site once a user name and password have been created. Includes ontributions by Brian W. Dippie, Peter H. Hassrick, Rick Stewart, Raphael James Cristy, Ginger K. Renner, and B. Byron Price. The online catalogue, which includes an enlargeable image of each work, is fully searchable. In addition, each entry includes the catalogue number, title, medium, dimensions, and, when available, the inscription, credit line, illustration, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. The catalogue will be updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available or additional works are found. The result of more than a decade of research and scholarship, Charles M. Russell: A Catalogue Raisonn is published in cooperation with the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma and with the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. B. Byron Price is Director of the Charles M. Russell Center and Charles Marion Russell Chair of Art History, University of Oklahoma. Anne Morand is Chief Executive Officer of the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana. Brian W. Dippie is Professor of History at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Peter H. Hassrick is Director of the Institute of Western American Art, Denver Museum of Art. Rick Stewart is Senior Curator of Western Paintings and Sculpture, The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Raphael James Cristy is an award-winning historian and actor. Ginger K. Renner is a longtime collector and writer on Russell. 
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340 PRINCE MAXIMILIAN ALEXANDER PHILIPP; MARSHA V. GALLAGHER (EDITOR). Travels In North America, 1832-1834: A Concise Edition Of The Journals Of Prince Maximilian Of Wied.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied rank among the most important firsthand sources documenting the early-nineteenth-century American West. Published in their entirety as an annotated three-volume set, the journals present a complete narrative of Maximilian's expedition across the United States, from Boston almost to the headwaters of the Missouri in the Rocky Mountains, and back. This new, concise edition, the only modern condensed version of Maximilian's full account, highlights the expedition's most significant encounters and dramatic events. The German prince and his party arrived in Boston on July 4, 1832. He intended to explore "the natural face of North America," observing and recording firsthand the flora, fauna, and especially the Native peoples of the interior. Accompanying him was the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, who would document the journey with sketches and watercolors. Together, the group traveled across the eastern United States and up the Missouri River into present-day Montana, spending the winter of 1833-34 at Fort Clark, an important fur-trading post near the Mandan and Hidatsa villages in what is now North Dakota. The expedition returned downriver to St. Louis the following spring, having spent more than a year in the Upper Missouri frontier wilderness. The two explorers experienced the American frontier just before its transformation by settlers, miners, and industry. Featuring nearly fifty color and black-and-white illustrations—including several of Karl Bodmer's best landscapes and portraits—this succinct record of their expedition invites new audiences to experience an enthralling journey across the early American West. 32 color and 16 black-and-white Illustrations, 1 map, 624 pages, 6.125" x 9.25". Prince Maximilian Alexander Philipp (1782-1867), explorer, naturalist, and ethnologist from the city of Neuwied, Germany, first won acclaim for his expedition to Brazil in 1815-17. Marsha V. Gallagher, Director of the Maximilian Journals Project for the Margre H. Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, has published several works on Karl Bodmer's art. "Now, for the first time, we have an authoritative concise edition of Prince Maximilian's firsthand descriptions of the land and the people of the upper Missouri River at a time of transition."—Ron Tyler, former director, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas "Reducing a complete and complex edition of a writer's extensive travel journal to an accessible size is both a formidable task and a necessary labor. Marsha Gallagher, editor of this abridgment, brings a deep knowledge of and long association with the journals of Prince Maximilian. Add to this her skill in scaling three hefty volumes to a manageable one, and we have the best of the prince's writing available for a wide audience. It's a landmark contribution to published travel journals of the American West."—Gary E. Moulton, editor of The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark 
Price: 32.54 USD
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