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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

More reading

"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me." (E-mail excerpt.)

Here are some more books on my shelf:


82. Letters from an American Farmer and Sketches of Eighteenth Century America, by Hector St. John de Crevecoeur

83. Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies by Cora Frear Hawkins

84. The Arnheiter Affair by Neil Sheehan

85. Westward Journeys edited by Martin Ridge

86. Oscar, the Naval Cadet by Capt. Ralph Bonehill

87. Arizona Was the West by James R. Jennings

88. Bil Arp, From the Uncivil War to Date, 1861 to 1903, by C. P. Bird and C. H. Smith

89. Commerce of the Prairies by Josiah Gregg

90. An American Original, The Life of J. Frank Dobie, by Lon Tinkle

91. The Rampaging Frontier by Thomas D. Clark

92. Stagecoach West by Ralph Moody

93. Tall Tales of the Western Badmen by Russ Leadabrand

94. A Confrontation in the Desert by Spike Milligan

95. A Tour on the Prairies by Washington Irving

96. Jim Bridger by J. Cecil Alter

97. The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker by Tobias Smollet

98. Billy the Kid by Robert M. Utley

99. Kit Carson's Autobiography edited by Milton Quaife

100. Riley County - Kansas by Winifred N. Slagg

101. How Come It's Called That? Place Names in the Big Bend Country, by Virginia Madison and Hallie Stillwell

102. The Bassett Women by Grace McClure

103. A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird

104. Sam Colt and His Gun, The Life of the Inventor of the Revolver, by Gertrude Hesker Winders

105. Good Soldier Schweik by Jaroslav Hasek

106. Selected Writings of Washington Irving edited by Saxe Commins

107. Lady in Boomtown by Mrs. Hugh Brown

108. Southwest Saga by Wm C. McGaw

109. Rocky Mountain Rendezvous by Fred R. Gowans

110. Frontiers edited by Stephen Dunning and Beryl Goldsweig

111. South Pass, 1868, James Chisholm's Journal, edited by Lola M. Homsher

112. A Wake for the Living by Andrew Nelson Lytle


That there is another heavy passel of reading and a few of them standout for me like The Bassett Women. They lived in a cabin they built next to the Dinosaur Nat'l Monument in Utah and were mixed up in some cattle rustling it was alleged. And there is Commerce of the Prairies, a great freight study, and Lady in Boomtown, about Nevada mining. All interesting reading. And the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous about the fur traders in the early 1800's.

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