American West

Los Alamos

The Ranch School Years 1917-1943
By John D. WirthLinda Harvey Aldrich

Wirth and Aldrich examine the Los Alamos Ranch School, an elite prep school for boys, ages twelve to eighteen. In existence between the two World Wars, the school's curriculum combined a robust outdoor life with a rigorous academic program mirroring the Progressive Era's quest for perfection.

This High, Wild Country

A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
By Paul Schullery

A colorful gift of words and art from two of the West's most knowledgeable and talented naturalists.

Hard Grass

Life on the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch
By Mary Zeiss Stange

These colorful tales highlight the complex relationships that comprise life in the rural West today.

How Cities Won the West

Four Centuries of Urban Change in Western North America
By Carl Abbott

The author traces the evolution of early frontier towns at the beginning of Western expansion to the thriving urban centers they have become today.

Where a Hundred Soldiers Were Killed

The Struggle for the Powder River Country in 1866 and the Making of the Fetterman Myth
By John H. Monnett

Monnett takes a closer look at the struggle between the mining interests of the United States and the Lakota and Cheyenne nations in 1866 that climaxed with the Fetterman Massacre.


Western Writers of America Presents Great Stories of the West from Today's Leading Western Writers
Edited by Paul Andrew Hutton

Since 1953, the Western Writers of America has celebrated the rich heritage of the American West through Spur awards and anthologies. With Roundup! the WWA again offers the very best of contemporary Western writing by the top hands in the field.

Santa Fe Nativa

A Collection of Nuevomexicano Writing
Edited by Rosalie C. OteroA. Gabriel MeléndezEnrique R. Lamadrid
Photographs by Miguel A. Gandert

This anthology honors Santa Fe's role as the foundation of New Mexican Hispanic culture.

Black Moon's Revenge

They Destroyed His World, Now He Wants Blood
By Kenneth Kieser

Lakota warrior Black Moon and his elusive enemy Birch Rose face off in a showdown that only one man can win.

Border Ambush

By Melody Groves

This gripping western portrays 1860 southern New Mexico in all its raw brutality.

Ho! For Wonderland

Travelers' Accounts of Yellowstone, 1872-1914
Edited by Lee WhittleseyElizabeth Watry

These stories by early Yellowstone Park visitors helped propel the popularity of this American wonderland.