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Into the West By Bo Montenegro
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Bo Montenegro shares a portion of his “lifetime dream journey” to the heart of the American West, capturing breathtaking images of Monement Valley through his cinematic perspective. He... More > lives in Sedona, Arizona.< Less
Poems of the New Old West By Jack Purcell
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Poems dedicated to the descendants of aboriginals, cannibals, killers, slaves and tenacious survivors the world over, which is to say, a book dedicated to the human race. Available on Amazon.
Gambling in the Old West By G.R. Williamson
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Gambling in the Old West Hip-Pocket History of the Old West (Series) Informative, yet entertaining, the Hip-Pocket History series provides little nuggets without having to wade through a 400-page... More > book of dry academic ostentatiousness. Gambling played a major role in the lives of the men that drove the western movement of Americans across the continent during the nineteenth century. Games of chance were dear to the hearts of not only cowboys, but also gold miners, plantation owners, bankers, merchants, soldiers, trappers, buffalo hunters, mule skinners, and most of the other men of the American West, even including some preachers. Wherever there were men with money there was gambling – and most of it was crooked. Whether it was rigged, fixed, double-dealt, cold-decked, braced or otherwise manipulated - very little was left to luck and skill.< Less
Old Mother West Wind By Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo) Burgess
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Author of Children's BooksNina E. Osbourne Burgess... More > (1905–1906)Thornton Waldo Burgess (January 14, 1874 – June 5, 1965) was a conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column.Born January 14, 1874 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, Burgess was the son of Caroline F. Haywood and Thornton W. Burgess, Sr., a direct descendant of Thomas Burgess, one of the first Sandwich settlers in 1637. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thornton_Burgess< Less
Dreams of the Old West By Doreen Milstead
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Sent By God To The California Cowboy, is about a young woman in New York City who has fallen onto hard times after being released from the orphanage she’d been in for a majority of her life.... More > The Joyful Wife, The Drunken Cowboy & His Bitter Sister - A woman travels west to join her fiancé, a cowboy with a cranky sister who appears to be permanently bitter. Finally Home In California – A man guides his family along the Oregon Trail to California, when their wagon decides to break off from the main wagon train in the family’s hunt for gold. The First Female Cable Car Operator & Her Wealthy American - An upper class young woman in Quebec has a lifelong dream of being the first woman cable car operator in San Francisco; and when she meets a rich American at her debutante party, her dreams are quickly realized.< Less
Gambling Games of the Old West By G.R. Williamson
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Gambling played a major role in the lives of the men that drove the western movement of Americans across the continent during the nineteenth century. Wherever there were men with money there was... More > gambling. Saloons and gambling halls had a large array of games to entice customers to take a chance of walking out a winner - a very little chance. The soft slap of cards, the click of dice, and the rattle of a roulette wheel greeted players as they walked into the top saloons of the 1880’s. But what were the games of that era? How were they played and why are most of the games not found in casinos today? Ante up and find out in this concise, compact book that takes you inside the frontier gambling saloons and gambling halls. Card games, dice games, and wheel games are vividly described with plenty of vintage photographs to illustrate how the games were played.< Less
An Anthology of Old West Tales By Clifford Caldwell
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Cliff Caldwell is the author of a number of popular books on the American West covering subjects ranging from Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War to Texas Cattle Kings like John Chisum and... More > Robert Wylie. Cliff's most recent work, Texas Lawmen 1835-1899, chronicles the deaths of over 860 Lone Star lawmen of the 1800s. Cliff has also written a number of articles over the years about a variety of old west personalities, places and events. Some have been published in journals and magazines while many have not. This book is a collection of popular articles from Cliff's inventory of work. Contained in this book you will find new information about various Lincoln County War participants, Texas lawmen, the Horrell Higgins feud, mysterious Baby Head Texas, and much much more. Lots of gripping tales, little known facts and fascinating stories!< Less
Journey West: Impressions of the Old West from the Old World By Chris Glennie
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A collection of 5 short essays that track the reflections of an Old World traveller into the American West. Specifically covers Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Wounded Knee, The battle of... More > the Little Bighorn and cowboy life.< Less
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions in the American Old West (Hardcover) By Randolph B. Marcy
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Randolph Marcy wrote this guide for fellow travelers wanting to brave the wilderness of North America, at a time when the western reaches of the continent were barely settled. A captain in the U.S.... More > military, Marcy wrote this guide partly to allay the many myths and fears of the Western frontier, and partly to offer guidance to the dangers which were actually manifest. The information within takes readers across two popular trails - northerly, ending in Oregon, and southerly, ending in Santa Fe. Written in 1859, this book is both a guidebook and an authentic history of the Wild West era. Various anecdotes are interspersed through the text - Marcy is careful to differentiate between friendly Indian tribes such as the Delawares and Shawnees, whom he admires. The Plains Indians however are considered to have hostile tendencies; Marcy instructs on how to sign, and gives a detailed account of how to safely sleep with a gun cocked and loaded.< Less
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions in the American Old West By Randolph B. Marcy
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Randolph Marcy wrote this guide for fellow travelers wanting to brave the wilderness of North America, at a time when the western reaches of the continent were barely settled. A captain in the U.S.... More > military, Marcy wrote this guide partly to allay the many myths and fears of the Western frontier, and partly to offer guidance to the dangers which were actually manifest. The information within takes readers across two popular trails - northerly, ending in Oregon, and southerly, ending in Santa Fe. Written in 1859, this book is both a guidebook and an authentic history of the Wild West era. Various anecdotes are interspersed through the text - Marcy is careful to differentiate between friendly Indian tribes such as the Delawares and Shawnees, whom he admires. The Plains Indians however are considered to have hostile tendencies; Marcy instructs on how to sign, and gives a detailed account of how to safely sleep with a gun cocked and loaded.< Less

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