American West

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.

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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

The American Military Frontiers

The United States Army in the West, 1783-1900
By Robert Wooster

This multifaceted narrative will shape students' understanding of the frontier military experience.

Up the Winds and Over the Tetons

Journal Entries and Images from the 1860 Raynolds Expedition
Edited by Marlene Deahl MerrillDaniel D. Merrill

Historians, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts will welcome this important addition to the literature of western exploration.

Reshaping Our National Parks and Their Guardians

The Legacy of George B. Hartzog Jr.
By Kathy Mengak

This biography of the seventh director of the National Park Service brings to life one of the most colorful, powerful, and politically astute people to hold this position.

A Mad, Crazy River

Running the Grand Canyon in 1927
By Clyde L. Eddy

In 1927 Clyde Eddy recruited a handful of college students to serve as crewmen and loaded them, a hobo, a mongrel dog, and a bear cub into three boats and set out to travel the length of the Colorado River. This book is the original narrative of that foolhardy and thrilling adventure.

Captain Jack Crawford

Buckskin Poet, Scout, and Showman
By Darlis A. Miller

This biography re-creates Jack Crawford's experience as a scout, rancher, miner, reformer, husband and father, and poet and entertainer to reinterpret the American Dream and the lure of getting rich pursued by many during the Gilded Age.

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