Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. Detailed accounts of the hardships experienced while traveling across mountains and prairies; vibrant portraits of emigrants and Western wildlife; and vivid descriptions of Indian life and cultu... read more
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird Eloquent descriptions by a middle-aged Englishwoman — traveling alone in the Colorado Rockies during 1873 — of flora and fauna, isolated settlers, vigilance committees, lynchings, and other fascinating subjects.
Henson at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson This thrilling memoir by the heroic African-American who was Peary's companion through two decades of Arctic exploration recounts a tale of danger, courage, and determination. "Fascinating and exciting." — Commonweal.
Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, N. C. Wyeth This towering classic of American frontier life paints a candid portrait of a young widow's work, travels, neighbors, and harsh existence on a Wyoming ranch in the early 1900s. 6 original illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.
The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner, Allan G. Bogue This 1893 survey ranks among the most important books about the impact of frontier life on U.S. society. It examines the frontier's role in promoting self-reliance, independence, democracy, immigration, and westward expansion.
My First Travels in North America by Isabella L. Bird, Clarence C. Strowbridge One of the 19th century's most adventurous travel writers offers vivid accounts of her journeys through Canada and the United States, from scenic vistas to dark encounters with cholera and slavery.
Keen observations and a graphic style characterize the author's remarkable record of a vanishing frontier. Detailed accounts of the hardships experienced while traveling across mountains and prairies; vibrant portraits of emigrants and Western wildlife; and vivid descriptions of Indian life and culture. A classic of American frontier literature.
Reprint of the Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, eighth, 1883 edition.
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