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1 - The Coming

David Osborne · Bloomsbury
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

The Coming is an epic novel of native-white relations in North America, intimately told through the life of Daytime Smoke--the real-life red-haired son of William Clark and a Nez Perce woman. In 1805, Lewis and Clark stumble out of the Rockies on the edge of starvation. The Nez Perce help...
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2 - Double Wide

Leo W. Banks
Pages: 345
Format: Paperback

"Banks' strong noir debut will remind many of early Joe Lansdale. Smart dialogue helps propel the tight plot." Publishers WeeklyAfter fastball phenom Prospero Stark's baseball career craters in a Mexican jail, he retreats to a trailer park in the scorching Arizona desert....
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3 - Hell Hath No Fury

CHARLES G WEST · Pinnacle
Pages: 304
Format: Mass Market Paperback

In the first of a trailblazing new series, acclaimed western author Charles G. West introduces the legend of a man called Hawk . . . To make a new life, James Pratt and his young bride join a westward wagontrain bound for the Rocky Mountains. They get as far as Helena when their unscrupulous...
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4 - The Promise Bride

GINA WELBORN · Zebra
Pages: 352
Format: Mass Market Paperback

In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory. Determined to save her father and siblings from a crumbling Chicago tenement,...
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5 - Silver City: A Novel of the American West

Jeff Guinn · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Cash McLendon faces stone-cold enforcer Killer Boots in an Old West showdown, in New York Times bestselling author Jeff Guinn's riveting follow-up to Buffalo Trail, winner of the TCU Texas Book Award.Cash McLendon, reluctant hero of the epic Indian battle at Adobe Walls, has journeyed to Mountain...
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6 - Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family

Jane Little Botkin · University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Franklin Henry Little (1878-1917) , an organizer for the Western Federation of Miners and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) , fought in some of the early twentieth century's most contentious labor and free-speech struggles. Following his lynching in Butte, Montana, his life...
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7 - A Land Apart: The Southwest and the Nation in the Twentieth Century

Flannery Burke · University of Arizona Press
Pages: 424
Format: Paperback

A Land Apart is not just a cultural history of the modern Southwest - it is a complete rethinking and recentering of the key players and primary events marking the Southwest in the twentieth century. Historian Flannery Burke emphasizes how indigenous, Hispanic, and other non-white people...
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8 - Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - AMAZON EDITORS' PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2017 "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." - Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewFrom New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling...
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9 - Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival

Matthew P Mayo · Five Star Publishing
Format: Hardcover

PERFECT FOR FANS OF GARY PAULSEN'S SURVIVAL STORIES AND READERS WHO ENJOYED THE REVENANT BY MICHAEL PUNKEIn autumn, 1849, 14-year-old Janette Riker travels westward to Oregon Territory with her father and two brothers. Before crossing the Rockies, they stop briefly to hunt buffalo....
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10 - Fergus and the Greener Grass

Jean Abernethy · Trafalgar Square Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

"Everyone loves Fergus!" say reviewers, and now the opinionated cartoon horse and bona fide social media star is back in an all new comic adventure. In his third book, Fergus catches a glimpse of what could be, and leaving his life of comfort behind, sets off on a hilarious journey....
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