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History - United States - State & Local - West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
An engaging account of the uniquely creative spirit and bustling cultural ecology of contemporary Los AngelesHow did Los Angeles start the 20th century as a dusty frontier town and end up a century later as one of the globe's supercities - with unpar...
ISBN: 9780593212707Unabridged Download
The thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disaster—and the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back together“An intimate, moving story about our capacity to care for one another when things fall apart—and, just m...
ISBN: 9780593154670Unabridged Download
Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John C. Fr&e...
ISBN: 9780593165232Unabridged Download
A hard-hitting look at the battle now raging over the fate of the public lands in the American West--and a plea for the protection of these last wild placesThe public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, st...
ISBN: 9781984889546Unabridged Download
A vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil—the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wroughtMark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the...
ISBN: 9780593152393Unabridged Download
Since 1929, Hollywood’s brightest stars have flocked to the Chateau Marmont as if it were a second home. An apartment building-turned-hotel, the Chateau has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore: where director Nicholas Ray s...
ISBN: 9781984840875Unabridged Download
“A convincing case for Powell’s legacy as a pioneering conservationist.”--The Wall Street Journal"A bold study of an eco-visionary at a watershed moment in US history."--NatureA timely, thrilling account of the explorer who dared to...
ISBN: 9780525529675Unabridged Download
From bestselling author Gary Krist, the story of the metropolis that never should have been and the visionaries who dreamed it into reality Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California—bone-dry, harbor-less, isolated by...
ISBN: 9780525526520Unabridged Download
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The enthralling true story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North A...
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Revenant--basis for the award-winning motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio--tells the remarkable story of the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history. The worst ...
ISBN: 9781524709204Unabridged Download
In the last three decades of the nineteenth century, an American buffalo herd once numbering 30 million animals was reduced to twenty-three. It was the era of Manifest Destiny, a gilded age that viewed the West as nothing more than a treasure chest o...
ISBN: 9781524709228Unabridged Download
An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the author of the contemporary classic Edie Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie: American Girl, an indelible portrait of Andy Wa...
ISBN: 9780451481917Unabridged Download