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To the Heart of the Nile
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To the Heart of the Nile

By Pat Shipman

A portrait drawn from personal journals and other historical documents discusses the nineteenth-century female adventurer's rescue from slavery, her education under and marriage to wealthy English adventurer Sam Baker, and her life of danger and excitement in the uncharted interior of Africa. 20,000 first printing.

$22.00

Covered Wagon Women
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Covered Wagon Women

By Kenneth L. Intro Holmes

1995. Paperback. New. The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.

$15.00

To The Sea: History and Tour Guide of the War in the West
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To The Sea: History and Tour Guide of the War in the West

By Jim Miles

2002. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. In addition to the history of Gen. William T. Sherman's march to crush the heart of the Confederacy, 'To the Sea 'includes more than 100 photos, maps, fascinating tours of the routes, and sidebar articles on military strategy.

$12.00

The Way To The Western Sea

By David Lavender

1990. Paperback. Like New. Minor wear on outside paperback. Distilled from diary entries and contemporary accounts and with masterly scholarship and high drama, David Lavender recreates one of the greatest adventure stores in American history--the transit and exploration of the American continent by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

$10.00

Lincoln, Life-Size
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Lincoln, Life-Size

By Philip B. Kunhardt III; Peter W. Kunhardt; Peter W. Kunhardt Jr.

2009. Hardcover. Good. Dust jacket has major wear but book intact. This unique and beautiful book captures an overlooked but vital aspect of Lincoln: his face. While he was known as an ugly man, and he even joked about that reputation, Lincoln's contemporaries often commented on his striking features on how animated he became while telling stories, or how at more serious moments his face seemed to reflect his wisdom.Taken across a span of nearly twenty years, from 1846 to 1865, these images provide us with a visual account of Lincoln's intertwined political and personal lives as we watch him age and observe the toll taken by the Civil War in the final four years of his life. Here are a wide range of Lincolns - wise, bemused, melancholic, ruggedly handsome, downright homely - is complex character clearly evident in the changes in expression and affect these portraits capture. Each portrait is presented in both a standard size and in life-size, and is accompanied by a contemporaneous quote by or about Lincoln, enriching the story of his life as told through his continuously evolving image.Offering an unprecedented window into Lincoln's soul, Lincoln, Life-Size grants us a new appreciation of this extraordinary man and a glimpse of the force of character that made him great. It is a must for all Lincoln enthusiasts - and for anyone fascinated by our finest president.

$5.00