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History - United States - State & Local - West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
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Author: Jon Mooallem
Release Date: March 24, 2020
The thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disaster—and the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back together In 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolis—the largest, proudest ...
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Author: Steve Inskeep | Narrator: Steve Inskeep
Release Date: January 14, 2020
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 Fr&eacu...
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Author: Christopher Ketcham | Narrator: Christopher Ketcham
Release Date: July 16, 2019
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...
Author: Mark Arax | Narrator: Mark Arax
Release Date: May 21, 2019
"[An] exhaustive, deeply reported account . . . Few other journalists could have written a book as personal and authoritative . . . As Arax makes plain in this important book, it's been the same story in California for almost two centuries now: When ...
Author: Shawn Levy | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Release Date: May 07, 2019
*LA Times Bestseller**An Amazon "Best History Books of 2019 So Far" Pick*"Fascinating, dishy, and glimmering with insight." --Cheryl Strayed"A fabulously fizzy account." --Vanity Fair"I want to live inside this book!" --Taylor Jenkins ReidThe definit...
Author: John F. Ross | Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Release Date: July 03, 2018
“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...
Author: Gary Krist | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: May 15, 2018
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...
Author: Nate Blakeslee | Narrator: Mark Bramhall and Nate Blakeslee
Release Date: October 17, 2017
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...
Author: Michael Punke | Narrator: Christopher Grove
Release Date: March 29, 2016
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 ...
Author: Michael Punke | Narrator: Sean Runnette
Release Date: March 29, 2016
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...
Author: Jean Stein | Narrator: Various
Release Date: February 09, 2016
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...
Author: Tom Kizzia | Narrator: Fred Sanders
Release Date: July 16, 2013
Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness – and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When ...