Western History

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.

A Harvest of Reluctant Souls

Fray Alonso de Benavides's History of New Mexico, 1630
By Alonso de Benavides
Edited and Translated by Baker H. Morrow

The most thorough account ever written of southwestern life in the early seventeenth century, this engaging book was first published in 1630 as an official report to the king of Spain by Fray Alonso de Benavides, a Portuguese Franciscan who was the third head of the mission churches of New Mexico.

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.

Desert Visions and the Making of Phoenix, 1860-2009

By Philip VanderMeer

Through investigating Phoenix's struggle to become a major American metropolis, VanderMeer's study also offers a unique view of what it means to be a desert city.

Colorado Goes to the Fair

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
By Duane A. SmithKaren VendlMark Vendl

In this heavily illustrated text, the authors trace the glory of the World's Fair and the impact it would have on Colorado, where Gilded Age excess clashed with the enthusiasm of westward expansion.

Old Yellowstone Days

By Paul Schullery

This new edition of the first book to collect accounts of early visits to Yellowstone includes a new Foreword by park historian Lee H. Whittlesey.

The Saga of Billy the Kid

By Walter Burns

First published in 1926, this dramatic biography forever installed outlaw Billy the Kid in the pantheon of mythic heroes from the Old West.

Tombstone

An Iliad of the Southwest
By Walter Burns

A mixture of fact and fiction, this is the book that defined Wyatt Earp's legend as a gunfighter-lawman.

Aldo Leopold's Southwest

Edited by David E. BrownNeil Carmony

First published in 1990 and now available only from University of New Mexico Press, this volume collects twenty-six of Aldo Leopold's little-known essays and articles published between 1915 and 1948.

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