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The Rise of the New West 1819-1829

Classic work of American history. According to Wikipedia: "Frederick Jackson Turner (November 14, 1861 - March 14, 1932) is widely regarded, along with Charles A. Beard, as one of the two most influential American historians of the early 20th century. He is best known for The Significance of the Frontier in American History."

The Spell of the Rockies

1911. With illustrations from photographs by the author. Mills, best known for being the Father of Rocky Mountain National Park, was also an author, photographer, nature guide, innkeeper, lecturer, and adventurer. A prolific writer, in this volume he recalls his experiences in the Rocky Mountain region. Contents: Racing an Avalanche; Little Conservationists; Harvest Time with Beavers; Mountain-Top Weather; Rob of the Rockies; Sierra Blanca; The Wealth of the Woods; The Forest Fire; Insects in the Forest; Dr. Woodpecker, Tree-Surgeon; Little Boy Grizzly; Alone with a Landslide; The Maker of Scenery and Soil; A Rainy Day at the Stream's Source; The Fate of a Tree Seed; In a Mountain Blizzard; A Midget in Fur; and The Estes Park Region. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

The Texican

Reproduction of the original: The Texican by Dane Coolidge

The Trappers of Arkansas; Or, the Loyal Heart

“The Trappers of Arkansas; or, The Loyal Heart” by Gustave Aimard (translated by Sir Lascelles Wraxall). Published by Good Press.

The U.P. Trail and the Call of the Canyon: Two Complete Novels

?Vivid and thrilling, unforgettable.??The New York Times on The U.P. TrailFrom the legendary writer of the west: two complete novels

The Way to the West and the Lives of Three Early Americans: Boone, Crockett, Carson

I ask you to look at this splendid tool, the American ax, not more an implement of labor than an instrument of civilization. If you can not use it, you are not American. If you do not understand it, you can not understand America. This tool is so simple and so perfect that it has scarcely seen change in the course of a hundred years. It lacks decoration, as do the tools and the weapons of all strong peoples. It has no fantastic lines, no deviations from simplicity of outline, no ornamentations, no irregularities. It is simple, severe, perfect. Its beauty is the beauty of utility. In the shaft of the ax there is a curve. This curve is there for a reason, a reason of usefulness. The simple swelling head is made thus not for motives of beauty, but for the purpose of effectiveness. The shaft, an even yard in length, polished, curved, of a formation that shall give the greatest strength to a downright blow in combination with the greatest security to the hand-grasp, has been made thus for a century of American life. This shaft is made of hickory, the sternest of American woods, the one most capable of withstanding the hardest use. It has always been made thus and of this material. The metal head or blade of the American ax is to-day as it has always been. The makers of axes will tell you that they scarcely know of any other model. The face of the blade is of the most highly tempered steel for a third or half of its extent. The blade or bitt is about eight inches in length, the cutting edge four and seven-eighths to five inches in width. The curve of this edge could not, by the highest science, be made more perfect for the purpose of biting deepest at the least outlay of human strength. The poll or back of the ax is about four inches in width, square or roughly rounded into such form that it is capable of delivering a pounding, crushing or directing blow. The weight of the ax-head is about four pounds, that is to say from three and one-half to five pounds. With the ax one can do many things. With it the early American blazed his way through the trackless forests. With it he felled the wood whereby was fed the home fire, or the blaze by which he kept his distant and solitary bivouac. With it he built his home, framing a fortress capable of withstanding all the weaponry of his time. With it he not only made the walls, but fabricated the floors and roof for his little castle. He built chairs, tables, beds, therewith. By its means he hewed out his homestead from the heart of the primeval forest, and fenced it round about. Without it he had been lost.

Thirty-One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains, Or, the Last Voice from the Plains

An Authentic Record of a Life Time of Hunting, Trapping, Scouting and Indian Fighting in the Far West

Told in the Hills

Reproduction of the original: Told in the Hills by Marah Ellis Ryan