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Legends of the American West

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXUSW263

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Crazy Horse, A Life

USW205
Larry McMurtry
Viking
2006
148
0143034804
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The story of Sioux warrior Crazy Horse, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lonesome Dove." McMurtry blends history, biography and a dose of good storytelling in this short, thought-provoking biography. A volume in the excellent "Penguin Lives" series.
$16.00

Mountain Time, A Yellowstone Portrait

USW392
Paul Schullery
University of New Mexico Press
2008
280
0826343457
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A former ranger, Schullery writes with depth and grace on the natural history of Yellowstone National Park, its wildlife, rangers and visitors in this classic collection of essays, originally published in 1984.
$24.95

Compass Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

USW577
Brian Kevin
Compass American Guides
2016
352
1101879696
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Exquisitely photographed, this sumptuous guide in the newly relaunched Compass Guides series is an excellent overview of the history, culture, nature, activities and attractions of the parks. With a 20-page section of practical information.
$21.99

Grand Teton National Park Map

USW34
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2008
2
0925873020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color, double-sided topographic map of the park at a scale of 1:80,000. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Yellowstone National Park Map

USW32
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2012
2
0925873012
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A hiker's map with great topographic detail, shown at a scale of 1:127,000.
$11.95

Yellowstone Country, The Enduring Wonder

SWU76
Seymour L. Fishbein
National Geographic
2010
288
1426205856
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An overview of Yellowstone presented in the National Geographic style, featuring spectacular color photographs, maps and good travel information.
$16.00

American Places

USA167
William Zinsser
Paul Dry Books
2007
193
158988034X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Niagara, The Alamo, Disneyland, Rockefeller Center, Pearl Harbor and Omaha Beach, William Zinsser writes of 16 iconic sites as a pilgrim and historian, rediscovering what it means to be American. The author of On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (now out in a 25th anniversary edition), Zinsser’s essays are honed to perfection.
$16.95

Cowgirls: Women of the American West

USW13
Teresa Jordan
Bison Books
1992
309
0803275757
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The story of the western woman, past and present, is intimately recounted through the words of the women themselves.
$19.95

Frontiers, A Short History of the American West

USW531
Robert V. Hine, John Mack Faragher
Yale University Press
2008
248
0300117108
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A grand survey of the colorful history of the American West, from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the beginning of the twenty-first century.
$23.00

Historical Atlas of the American West

USW606
Derek Hayes
University of California Press
2009
280
0520256522
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This spectacular atlas presents a sweeping history of the American West through 600 color maps, posters and other striking archival material, expertly annotated and beautifully presented by geographer and historian Hayes.
$45.00

The Cowboy at Work, All about His Job and How He Does It

SWU473
Fay E. Ward
Dover Publications
1987
290
0486426998
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this classic, an old-time cowboy colorfully describes every detail of the working cowhand's life and job. Captivating reading for working cowboys and illustrated with 600 drawings and diagrams by the author, this book is also as indispensable for the dude ranch wrangler as it is for the armchair bronc-buster and anyone interested in cowboy life.
$24.95

The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn

USW544
Joseph M., III Marshall
Penguin Putnam
2008
288
0143113690
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on oral histories passed down from Lakota witnesses of the battle, Marshall re-casts Little Bighorn from the perspective of the Native American victors.
$17.00

Wilderness and the American Mind

USW97
Roderick Nash
Yale University Press
2014
440
0300190387
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic essay on changing American attitudes toward wilderness and the environment, including an enlightening discussion on western expansion. With chapters on Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Alaska and wilderness preservation.
$25.00

Wapiti Wilderness

USW68
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie (Illustrator)
University Press of Colorado
2001
302
087081155X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Margaret and her biologist husband (who did the illustrations for the book) write of a winter, and especially the elk, at a ranch in Jackson Hole. They alternate chapters, mixing tales of work as a field biologist with stories of life in the region, where
$24.95

Close Range: Wyoming Stories

USW349
Annie Proulx
Scribner
2000
285
0684852225
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Proulx's brilliantly-drawn characters personify the loneliness, harsh beauty and wild nature of Wyoming in this luminous collection, which includes the story "Brokeback Mountain."
$16.00

The Best of the West, An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West

USW87
Tony Hillerman (Editor)
HarperCollins Publishers
1992
528
0060923520
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A campfire collection of unforgettable portraits of the West, this anthology takes in travelers, homesteaders, Navajos, government officials, pioneers and authors as diverse as Meriwether Lewis, John Steinbeck and Edward Abbey.
$18.99

Decade of the Wolf, Returning the Wild to Yellowstone

RKY90
Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson
Lyons Press
2012
256
0762779055
PAPER
Natural History
9/20/2014
0
0
0
0
Biologist Smith (Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project) and nature writer Ferguson look at the 10 years since the re-introduction of wolves to Yellowstone.
$16.95

Pages of Stone: Geology of Western National Parks and Monuments, Grand Canyon and the Plateau Country

USW380
Halka Chronic
Mountaineers
2004
158
0898866804
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An informative guide to the geology of the Colorado Plateau, some of the most ruggedly beautiful land in the Southwest. With mostly black-and-white photographs, maps, diagrams and glossary.
$21.95

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA356
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2011
400
0375712100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system.
$35.00

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$29.99

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

USW118
James Halfpenny, Todd Telander (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2015
176
1493009966
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An essential pocket guide to tracks, scats and signs of not just the mammals of the region, but also of the reptiles, amphibians and birds. Each of 70 species gets a double-page spread, with line drawings of the animal, scat and track, range map and description.
$12.95

Yellowstone Wildlife

RKY88
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2006
1583553169
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy plastic card illustrates the birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians and reptiles of Yellowstone. We also carry its companion, Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers (Item USW501).
$7.95

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The Oxford History of the American West

USW02
Clyde Milner, Carol A. O'Connor, Martha A. Sandweiss
Oxford University Press
1996
872
0195112121
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of wonderfully written essays by 25 contributors on the cultural and environmental history of the American West. With color illustrations and period photographs.
$60.00

Crazy Horse and Custer, The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

USW136
Stephen Ambrose
Doubleday
1996
483
0385479662
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Renowned historian Stephen Ambrose offers up another chapter in the story of America in this portrait of two powerful men. He parallels the life of Crazy Horse, the great leader of the Oglala Sioux, with that of General George Armstrong Custer, the man he defeated at the battle of Little Bighorn.
$18.00

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, An Indian History of the American West

USW288
Dee Brown
Henry Holt and Company
2007
450
0805086846
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An unsettling history of the violent conquest of the Native Americans of the West, from 1860 to 1890, as told by members of the tribes themselves. 30th anniversary edition.
$19.00

The Look of the Old West

SWU477
William Foster-harris
Skyhorse
2007
160239024X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The fashions and feel of the Old West from the end of the Civil War through the 1890s.
$19.95

For Kids

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

USW313
Paul Goble
Aladdin Books
1993
32
0689716966
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An award-winning retelling of an old Native American legend about a girl whose love for wild horses is so strong that she is magically transformed into one. Illustrated with brightly colored paintings, it's good for beginning readers.
$7.99

Jenny of the Tetons

USW320
Kristiana Gregory
Harcourt Books
1989
168
0152167706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The story of an orphan girl who goes to live with a trapper, his Shoshone wife and their children in the 1870s Rockies. Geared to children 10-14, the novel employs real historical figures and a fictional plot as it explores the possibilities for tolerance and friendship between white settlers and Native Americans.
$6.95

Brighty of the Grand Canyon

USW330
Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
1991
224
0689714858
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Originally published in 1953, this classic is based on the real-life adventures of a much-adored burro who lived at the Grand Canyon from 1892 to 1922. Written for readers ages 9-12.
$7.99

American Indian Games

SWU28
Jay Miller
Children's Press
1997
48
0516260928
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A look at traditional games played by Native American children for elementary school children, featuring color photographs.
$9.75

Owl's Eyes and Seeking a Spirit, Kootenai Indian Stories

CND109
Confederated Salish, Debbie Joseph (Illustrator), Howard Kallowat (Illustrator)
National Book Network
2000
32
0917298667
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
As written and illustrated by residents of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana, this little storybook is a personable, unassuming introduction to Kootenai folktales. Ages 4 to 8.
$5.95

The Desert is Theirs

SWU106
Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
1987
32
0689711050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Baylor sweetly conjures the desert and its residents, both human and animal, in verse in this Caldecott Honor Book for younger readers, featuring large, evocative watercolor paintings.
$7.99

Wolf Stalker, A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park

RKY45
Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson
2007
128
0792270347
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
On the trail of a wounded wolf mysteriously shot in Yellowstone National Park, the Langdon kids soon find themselves caught up in adventure, suspense -- and danger.
$4.99

Face to Face With Grizzlies

BST120
Joel Sartore
2008
32
1426304749
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ever been face-to-face with a grizzly bear? Joel Sartore has -- and he lived to tell this and other great tales in his engaging, illustrated introduction for young readers to the natural history of the grizzly.
$6.95

When the Wolves Returned, Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone

USW580
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Bloomsbury USA
2008
39
0802796869
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With spectacular photographs and a dual-level text, this inspirational photo-essay for younger readers captures wolves in the natural habitat of Yellowstone, where the natural balance of the park's wildlife is finally being realized again thanks to the return of the once-extinct Yellowstone wolves. An engaging read for parents as well as for kids.
$19.99

The Wolves Are Back

BST135
Wendell Minor (Illustrator), Jean Craighead George
Dutton Inc.
2008
32
0525479473
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The Caldecott-winner relates the history of the wolves of Yellowstone through the eyes of a pup in this lyrical, illustrated tale for youngsters.
$16.99

The Wild West on 5 Bits a Day

USW663
Joan Tapper
Thames & Hudson
2010
160
0500288720
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A time-traveler's guide to exploring and surviving in the Wild West of 1880, including sites, saloons, gunfights, people to meet (like Buffalo Bill) and people to avoid (including Billy the Kid and Geronimo). Fun for the whole family!
$18.95