American West

Railroad Empire across the Heartland

Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey
By James E. Sherow
Photographs by John R. Charlton

This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow’s discussion.

An Army Doctor on the Western Frontier

Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, 1864-1890
Edited by Robert M. Utley

This selection of Lauderdale’s writings, edited and annotated by a premier historian of the American West, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth of the West in a time of rapid change.

Meaningful Places

Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West
By Rachel McLean Sailor

The early history of photography in America coincided with the Euro-American settlement of the West. This thoughtful book argues that the rich history of western photography cannot be understood by focusing solely on the handful of well-known photographers whose work has come to define the era.

Wings for My Flight

The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock
Updated Edition
By Marcy Cottrell Houle

First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, this book chronicles Marcy Cottrell Houle's work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the once endangered peregrine falcon.

No Settlement, No Conquest

A History of the Coronado Entrada
By Richard Flint

Flint takes a new look at the Coronado entrada of 1539-42 that marked the earliest large-scale contact between Europeans and Native Americans in what is now the American Southwest.

Dead or Alive

La Frontera Publishing Presents the American West, Great Short Stories from America's Newest Western Writers

La Frontera Publishing presents Dead or Alive, its latest collection of fictional short stories about the Wild West from America’s newest Western writers, authors who may become tomorrow’s legends of Western literature.

Close to Home

Photographs
By Richard S. Buswell

To create a portfolio of images that make us look anew at the West requires a mix of courage and patience, of persistence and imagination. Richard Buswell has shown just these qualities as he has turned a youthful hobby into a powerful means for exploring the past and present of his Montana homeland.

49 Trout Streams of Southern Colorado

By Mark D. WilliamsW. Chad McPhail

Anyone planning a fishing trip to beautiful southern Colorado needs this book to locate the best fly-fishing streams.

Thinking Like a Watershed

Voices from the West
Edited by Jack LoefflerCelestia Loeffler

Thinking Like a Watershed points our understanding of our relationship to the land in new directions. It is shaped by the bioregional visions of the great explorer John Wesley Powell, who articulated the notion that the arid American West should be seen as a mosaic of watersheds, and the pioneering ecologist Aldo Leopold, who put forward the concept of bringing conscience to bear within the realm of “the land ethic.”

Saved in Time

The Fight to Establish Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
By Estella B. LeopoldHerbert W. Meyer

“Reads like a mystery thriller wherein a handful of committed environmentalists forestall the destruction of America’s premier fossil beds. Brings to mind John Nichols’s The Milagro Beanfield War and Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang. It is a true story with a happy ending (unless you’re a real estate developer).”—Jack Loeffler, author of Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey

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