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1, 2, 3 Moose

Art Wolfe (Photographer), Andrea Helman

2016    20 Pages    (Sasquatch Books)

DDC: 513.211    LCC: QA113.H44

OCLC: 944095741    LCCN: 2017302775    ISBN 13: 9781632170323    ISBN 10: 1632170329

1 wolf, 2 moose, 3 cougars, and more! Award-winning nature photographer Art Wolfe's engaging photos of animals introduce young children to wildlife while also teaching them numbers and how to count in this colorful and educational board book.

1 wolf, 2 moose, 3 cougars, and more! Award-winning nature photographer Art Wolfe's engaging photos of animals introduce young children to wildlife while also teaching them numbers and how to count in this colorful and educational board book. [less]

$9.99

7 Lessons At 70

Jack Ohman (Illustrator), Susan Sokol Blosser

2019    52 Pages    (Independently Published)

ISBN 13: 9781091091252    ISBN 10: 1091091250

Wine industry icon and author, Susan Sokol Blosser, writes about aging as the next frontier for her generation, whose first frontier was restructuring relationships between men and women. Now, years later, they're finding that conventional retirement has lost its relevance. The Baby Boomer generation has taken on the challenge of making aging meaningful to them. Her 7 lessons will inspire and motivate you. Drawings by famed editorial cartoonist, Jack Ohman, enhance the reading.

Wine industry icon and author, Susan Sokol Blosser, writes about aging as the next frontier for her generation, whose first frontier was restructuring relationships between men and women. Now, years later, they're finding that conventional retirement has lost its relevance. The Baby Boomer generation has taken on the challenge of making aging meaningful to them. Her 7 lessons will inspire and motivate you. Drawings by famed editorial cartoonist, Jack Ohman, enhance the reading. [less]

$9.99

10 Little Monsters Visit Oregon

Rick Walton

2014    32 Pages    (Familius)

LCC: PZ8.3.W199 Aao

OCLC: 869267296    LCCN: 2014940270    ISBN 13: 9781939629296    ISBN 10: 1939629292

From the Astoria Column and Crater Lake to Tillamook Cheese and Powell’s books, these 10 Little Monsters discover some of the most unique and interesting things about Oregon and what it has to offer. Silly, over-the-top fun, and a bit macabre, 10 Little Monsters is the perfect book for every little boy and ghoul! 9 Little Monsters love Tillamook cheese "We would like free samples please!" One monster trips while looking for lunch. New ice cream flavor, "Monster Crunch" [...]

From the Astoria Column and Crater Lake to Tillamook Cheese and Powell’s books, these 10 Little Monsters discover some of the most unique and interesting things about Oregon and what it has to offer. Silly, over-the-top fun, and a bit macabre, 10 Little Monsters is the perfect book for every little boy and ghoul! 9 Little Monsters love Tillamook cheese "We would like free samples please!" One monster trips while looking for lunch. New ice cream flavor, "Monster Crunch" 6 Little Monsters play hide-and-seek Up and down an Oregon creek. One stays quiet and still all day Til a beaver chews him and hauls him away. 1 Little Monster decides to go To ride and rope in a rodeo. He can't hold on. See him fly! Poor Little Monster. Wave goodbye! [less]

$16.95

26 Songs in 30 Days

Greg Vandy, Daniel Person

2016    208 Pages    (Sasquatch Books)

DDC: 782.42162130092    LCC: ML410.G978

OCLC: 915120439    LCCN: 2015031715    ISBN 13: 9781570619700    ISBN 10: 1570619700

In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days--including classics like "Roll On Columbia" and "Pastures of Plenty"--when he was hired by the Bonneville Power Administration to promote the benefits of cheap hydroelectric power, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Timed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this project, KEXP DJ Greg Vandy takes readers inside the unusual partnership between one of America's great folk artists and the federal government, and shows how the American folk revival [...]

In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days--including classics like "Roll On Columbia" and "Pastures of Plenty"--when he was hired by the Bonneville Power Administration to promote the benefits of cheap hydroelectric power, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Timed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this project, KEXP DJ Greg Vandy takes readers inside the unusual partnership between one of America's great folk artists and the federal government, and shows how the American folk revival was a response to hard times. 26 Songs In 30 Days plunges deeply into the historical context of the time and the progressive politics that embraced Social Democracy during an era in which the United States had been severely suffering from The Great Depression. And though this is a musical history of a vibrant American musical icon and a specific part of the country, it couldn't be a better reminder of how timeless and expansive such topics are in today's political discourse. [less]

$24.95

30 People Who Changed the World

InkThinkTank

2017    144 Pages    (Quarto Publishing Group USA)

DDC: 920.02    LCC: CT107

OCLC: 969419125    ISBN 13: 9781633223776    ISBN 10: 1633223779

Lexile:
1020L

What do Julius Caesar, Rosa Parks, and Vincent van Gogh all have in common? They're all fascinating figures who shaped our world! Learn about these and so many more historical VIPs in 30 People Who Changed the World, brought to you by today's award-winning and best-known children's authors. In this collection of 30 essays, each historical figure has a short piece -- called a nonfiction minute -- dedicated just to them. Learn how African-American singer Marian Anderson sang her way to the White [...]

What do Julius Caesar, Rosa Parks, and Vincent van Gogh all have in common? They're all fascinating figures who shaped our world! Learn about these and so many more historical VIPs in 30 People Who Changed the World, brought to you by today's award-winning and best-known children's authors. In this collection of 30 essays, each historical figure has a short piece -- called a nonfiction minute -- dedicated just to them. Learn how African-American singer Marian Anderson sang her way to the White House, and how an indentured servant named Juan de Pareja became an artist. Read all about Albert Einstein's theory of relativity -- yes, it can be explained in a minute! These nonfiction "appetizers" are quick and easy-to-read, and will have children begging to know more about the world around them. Authors contributing nonfiction minutes to this collection are Jan Adkins, Sarah Albee, Vicki Cobb, Jan Greenberg, Cheryl Harness, Kerrie Logan Hollihan, Carla Killough McClafferty, Roxie Munro, Amy Nathan, Doreen Rappaport, Andrea Warren, and Jim Whiting.  With an introduction by Jean Reynolds. [less]

$14.95

50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington

Wendy Gorton

2018    280 Pages    (Timber Press)

DDC: 796.5109795    LCC: GV199.42.O7

OCLC: 993685939    ISBN 13: 9781604698008    ISBN 10: 1604698004

Discover the magic of the Pacific Northwest—with kids! Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under four miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet of less. Some are even accessible by stroller. Every entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map; [...]

Discover the magic of the Pacific Northwest—with kids! Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under four miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet of less. Some are even accessible by stroller. Every entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map; hike length and elevation gain; bathroom access; and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Full-color photographs highlight the fun things to see along the trail. [less]

$19.95

100 Things to Do in Portland, Oregon Before You Die, 2nd Edition

Ann Smith, Allison Symonds

2018    160 Pages    (Reedy Press)

DDC: 917.9549    LCC: F884.P83

OCLC: 1041888728    LCCN: 2018935799    ISBN 13: 9781681061511    ISBN 10: 1681061511

In this second edition of 100 Things to Do in Portland, Oregon Before You Die we've added some of our favorite old haunts as well as a few newly discovered gems. Regardless if it's tried-and-true or up-and-coming we promise if it's in here, it's worth your time. We Portlanders love craft beer, bike lanes, and all things vintage. We pride ourselves on being hipsters, foodies, and major league soccer fans. It's our goal to represent all facets of the city in this book: from the gardens to the [...]

In this second edition of 100 Things to Do in Portland, Oregon Before You Die we've added some of our favorite old haunts as well as a few newly discovered gems. Regardless if it's tried-and-true or up-and-coming we promise if it's in here, it's worth your time. We Portlanders love craft beer, bike lanes, and all things vintage. We pride ourselves on being hipsters, foodies, and major league soccer fans. It's our goal to represent all facets of the city in this book: from the gardens to the shops and the festivals to the bars. If you're in Portland on vacation, this collection of greatest hits is sure to get you beyond the typical tourist hot spots. If this is home, we challenge you to uncover something in these pages not yet on your Portland bucket list. [less]

$16.00

1975 Portland Timbers, The

Michael Orr

2012    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 796.3340979549    LCC: GV943.6.P58

OCLC: 841413277    LCCN: 2011045620    ISBN 13: 9781609494667    ISBN 10: 1609494660

Relive the magic of the Portland Timbers' 1975 season and the birth of Soccer City, USA. This is the story of seventeen players and two coaches who came from different clubs and different countries to form a team just days before their inaugural game. In this fast-paced account, Michael Orr weaves together player interviews, news coverage, and game statistics to capture the Timbers' single-season journey from expansion team to championship contender. From the first televised game against Pele's [...]

Relive the magic of the Portland Timbers' 1975 season and the birth of Soccer City, USA. This is the story of seventeen players and two coaches who came from different clubs and different countries to form a team just days before their inaugural game. In this fast-paced account, Michael Orr weaves together player interviews, news coverage, and game statistics to capture the Timbers' single-season journey from expansion team to championship contender. From the first televised game against Pele's New York Cosmos to the seven-game winning streak that vied for a league record and the post-season battle for the game's highest prize, rediscover how, in just four months, the Timbers won the hearts of Portlanders and left an indelible stamp on the Rose City's sporting landscape. [less]

$19.99
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ABCs of Portland's Alphabet and Pearl Districts, The

Harvey Kline

2018    (George Kline)

DDC: 979.549    LCC: F884.P86

OCLC: 1043758207    ISBN 13: 9780692100714    ISBN 10: 0692100717

Brief History of Portland Oregon pioneers whose names appear on Northwest Portland streets.

Brief History of Portland Oregon pioneers whose names appear on Northwest Portland streets. [less]

$10.00

Abigail Scott Duniway and Susan B. Anthony in Oregon

Jennifer Chambers

2018    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 305.42092    LCC: HQ1413.D86 C53

LCCN: 2017958372    ISBN 13: 9781625859785    ISBN 10: 1625859783

It was the spring of 1871. Pioneer entrepreneur Abigail Scott Duniway, on a business trip to purchase stock for her millinery store back in Oregon, waited breathlessly outside the suffrage convention in San Francisco. She hoped to meet Susan B. Anthony, whose career she so admired. And so they met, sparking a relationship that dramatically altered Duniway's life. The duo traveled for months on horseback, carriage, train and boat in their crucial, successful effort to ensure the right to vote for [...]

It was the spring of 1871. Pioneer entrepreneur Abigail Scott Duniway, on a business trip to purchase stock for her millinery store back in Oregon, waited breathlessly outside the suffrage convention in San Francisco. She hoped to meet Susan B. Anthony, whose career she so admired. And so they met, sparking a relationship that dramatically altered Duniway's life. The duo traveled for months on horseback, carriage, train and boat in their crucial, successful effort to ensure the right to vote for women nationwide. Author Jennifer Chambers revives the inspirational fight for women's rights by examining the dynamic between these two powerful women and how they changed not just the Beaver State but the country as a whole. [less]

$21.99

Abortionist: A Woman against the Law, The

Rickie Solinger

1996    265 Pages    (University of California Press)

DDC: 363.4609795    LCC: HQ767.5.U5

OCLC: 473398083    LCCN: 95038874    ISBN 13: 9780520204027    ISBN 10: 0520204026

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and 1968 to demonstrate that it was the law, not so-called back-alley practitioners, that most endangered women's lives in the years before abortion was legal.Women from all walks of life came to Ruth Barnett to seek abortions. For most of her career she worked in a proper suite of offices, [...]

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and 1968 to demonstrate that it was the law, not so-called back-alley practitioners, that most endangered women's lives in the years before abortion was legal.Women from all walks of life came to Ruth Barnett to seek abortions. For most of her career she worked in a proper suite of offices, undisturbed by legal authorities. In her years of practice she performed forty thousand abortions and never lost a patient. But in the anti-abortion fervor of the post-World War II era, conditions in Portland and elsewhere began to change. Barnett and other practitioners were hounded by the police and became convenient targets for politicians and sensation-hungry journalists. Desperate women continued to seek abortions but were forced to turn to profiteering abortion syndicates run by racketeers or to use self-induced methods that often ended in serious injury or death. Solinger makes vivid use of newspaper accounts and extant legal transcripts to document how throughout the country laws were used to persecute competent abortion practitioners.While Roe v. Wade has alleviated some of the danger that shaped women's lives before 1973, Solinger points out that the abortion practitioner is again threatened in the United States, this time by the violence of anti-choice fanatics. Her book is an instructive reminder of the vigilance necessary to protect both women and those who would provide them with freedom of choice. [less]

$33.95

Accomplishing NAGPRA: Perspectives on the Intent, Impact, and Future of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (First Peoples)

2013    296 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 344.73    LCC: KF4305.A924

OCLC: 870969959    LCCN: 2013013091    ISBN 13: 9780870717208    ISBN 10: 0870717200

Accomplishing NAGPRA reveals the day-to-day reality of implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The diverse contributors to this timely volume reflect the viewpoints of tribes, museums, federal agencies, attorneys, academics, and others invested in the landmark act.NAGPRA requires museums and federal agencies to return requested Native American cultural items to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawai’ian organizations.  Since [...]

Accomplishing NAGPRA reveals the day-to-day reality of implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The diverse contributors to this timely volume reflect the viewpoints of tribes, museums, federal agencies, attorneys, academics, and others invested in the landmark act.NAGPRA requires museums and federal agencies to return requested Native American cultural items to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawai’ian organizations.  Since the 1990 passage of the act, museums and federal agencies have made more than one million cultural items—and the remains of nearly forty thousand Native Americans—available for repatriation.Drawing on case studies, personal reflections, historical documents, and statistics, the volume examines NAGPRA and its grassroots, practical application throughout the United States.? Accomplishing NAGPRA will appeal to professionals and academics with an interest in cultural resource management, Indian and human rights law, Indigenous studies, social justice movements, and public policy. [less]

$24.95

Across the Columbia Plain

Peter J. Lewty

1995    344 Pages    (Washington State University Press)

DDC: 385    LCC: HE2791.N855 L48

OCLC: 31375071    LCCN: 94039630    ISBN 13: 9780874221145    ISBN 10: 0874221145

In just a few years of prosperity, between 1886 and 1891, a wave of railroad construction broke across the sparsely populated inland plain of the Pacific Northwest. Racing to secure strategic routes and sources of traffic, the railway promoters built an extensive and bewildering network of competing lines. Continuing the saga he commenced in To the Columbia Gateway: The Oregon Railway and the Northern Pacific, 1879-1884 (WSU Press, 1987), Peter Lewty describes the region's dramatic railroad boom [...]

In just a few years of prosperity, between 1886 and 1891, a wave of railroad construction broke across the sparsely populated inland plain of the Pacific Northwest. Racing to secure strategic routes and sources of traffic, the railway promoters built an extensive and bewildering network of competing lines. Continuing the saga he commenced in To the Columbia Gateway: The Oregon Railway and the Northern Pacific, 1879-1884 (WSU Press, 1987), Peter Lewty describes the region's dramatic railroad boom in the years 1885 to 1893. Recreating the prevailing atmosphere of optimism and excitement, he traces the expansion of the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific systems in the interior Northwest, chronicles the construction of the Pacific extension of the Great Northern Railway, and presents a multi-faceted portrait of railway operations on the last frontier of American settlement. [less]

$21.25

Across the Great Divide

Laton McCartney

2012    320 Pages    (Free Press)

DDC: 979.503    LCC: F880

OCLC: 813010838    ISBN 13: 9781476730035    ISBN 10: 1476730032

Resurrecting a pivotal moment in American history,Across the Great Dividetells the triumphant never-before-told story of the young Scottish fur trader and explorer who discovered the way West, changing the face of the country forever. In the heroic tradition of Stephen Ambrose'sUndaunted Couragecomes the story of Robert Stuart and his trailblazing discovery of the Oregon Trail. Lewis and Clark had struggled across the high Rockies in present-day Montana and Idaho, but their route had been too [...]

Resurrecting a pivotal moment in American history,Across the Great Dividetells the triumphant never-before-told story of the young Scottish fur trader and explorer who discovered the way West, changing the face of the country forever. In the heroic tradition of Stephen Ambrose'sUndaunted Couragecomes the story of Robert Stuart and his trailblazing discovery of the Oregon Trail. Lewis and Clark had struggled across the high Rockies in present-day Montana and Idaho, but their route had been too perilous for wagon trains to follow. Then, six years after the Corps of Discovery returned from the Pacific, Stuart found the route that would make westward migration possible. Setting out in 1812 on the return trip from establishing John Jacob Astor's fur trading post at Astoria on the Oregon Coast, Stuart and six companions traveled from west to east for more than 3,000 grueling miles by canoe, horseback, and ultimately by foot, following the mountains south until they came upon the one gap in the 3,000-mile-long Rocky Mountain chain that was passable by wagon. Situated in southwest Wyoming between the southern extremes of the Wind River Range and the Antelope Hills, South Pass was a direct route with access to water leading from the Missouri River to the Rockies. Stuart and his traveling party were the first white men to traverse what would become the gateway to the Far West and the Oregon Trail. In the decades to come, an estimated 300,000 emigrants followed the corridor Stuart blazed on their way to the fertile farmlands of the Willamette Valley and the goldfields of California. Across the Great Dividebrings to life Stuart's ten-month journey and the remarkable courage, perseverance, and resourcefulness these seven men displayed in overcoming unimaginable hardships. Stuart had come to the Pacific Northwest to make his fortune in the fur trade, but during his stay in the wilderness he emerged as a pioneering western naturalist of the first rank, a perceptive student of Native American cultures, and one of America's most important, if least-known, explorers. Today Stuart's expedition has largely been forgotten, but it ranks as one of the great adventure odysseys of the nineteenth century. A direct descendant of Stuart, award-winning journalist Laton McCartney has obtained unique access to Stuart's letters and diaries from the expedition, lending depth and unparalleled insight to a story that is at once an important account of a pivotal time in American history and a gripping, page-turning adventure. [less]

$19.99

Across the Snowy Ranges

James R. Fazio, Mike Venso (Photographer)

2001    204 Pages    (Woodland Press, The)

DDC: 917.8042    LCC: F592.7

OCLC: 47053422    LCCN: 00136687    ISBN 13: 9780961503147    ISBN 10: 0961503149

Struggling to cross the 200-mile-wide Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains in autumn 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition was confused and starving. Author Fazio takes readers through their journal accounts day by day, adding his intimate knowledge of this land and of other Expedition historians.Published by Woodland Press. 80 color photographs, 8 custom maps.

Struggling to cross the 200-mile-wide Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains in autumn 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition was confused and starving. Author Fazio takes readers through their journal accounts day by day, adding his intimate knowledge of this land and of other Expedition historians.Published by Woodland Press. 80 color photographs, 8 custom maps. [less]

$29.95

Adapting in Eden

Patricia Brandt, Lillian A. Pereyra

2002    224 Pages    (Washington State University Press)

DDC: 305.620795    LCC: BX1417.P65

OCLC: 608085133    LCCN: 2002151812    ISBN 13: 9780874222531    ISBN 10: 0874222532

In the mid-nineteenth century, Catholic priests played key roles in Indian affairs, colonization, and regional development in the Oregon Country. During and since that time, Catholics in Oregon have faced sometimes unique opportunities, pressures, and challenges in their expression of faith. Adapting in Eden extensively chronicles the progress, changes, and adaptations made by Oregon's Catholic population up through the late 20th century.

In the mid-nineteenth century, Catholic priests played key roles in Indian affairs, colonization, and regional development in the Oregon Country. During and since that time, Catholics in Oregon have faced sometimes unique opportunities, pressures, and challenges in their expression of faith. Adapting in Eden extensively chronicles the progress, changes, and adaptations made by Oregon's Catholic population up through the late 20th century. [less]

$21.95

Adult Coloring Book: Color Yourself to Calmness - And reduce stress with your animal spirits

Sue Coccia

2015    96 Pages    (CICO Books)

OCLC: 910860123    ISBN 13: 9781782493242    ISBN 10: 1782493247

Color your way to inner peace and calm with this adult coloring book of beautiful images from the animal kingdom, hand-drawn by artist Sue Coccia. Coloring in these stunning images of bears, wolves, birds, dolphins, and many other creatures will reduce your stress levels and bring you inner calm, as well as help you to explore your creative side. Sue Coccia's fascinating images reveal her deep connection to the animal kingdom that surrounds her in Washington State, USA. The drawings depict [...]

Color your way to inner peace and calm with this adult coloring book of beautiful images from the animal kingdom, hand-drawn by artist Sue Coccia. Coloring in these stunning images of bears, wolves, birds, dolphins, and many other creatures will reduce your stress levels and bring you inner calm, as well as help you to explore your creative side. Sue Coccia's fascinating images reveal her deep connection to the animal kingdom that surrounds her in Washington State, USA. The drawings depict animal images, or totems, from around the world. Animal totems represent a deep spirituality and by beginning to understand animals' qualities and traits, we can learn from them. Each artwork is drawn by hand: Sue chooses which animal to draw and plans the outline only in her mind, then begins drawing. She starts in the middle and works outward, incorporating intricate imagery of other animals and nature, which are all connected to each other and to the main animal. Finally, she adds the outline, creating a spectacular, meaningful artwork. Look for the ladybug hiding in every image: she represents good luck, happiness, and prosperity! [less]

$14.95

African Americans and the Pacific War, 1941-1945

Chris Dixon

2018    300 Pages    (Cambridge University Press)

DDC: 940.5403    LCC: D810.N4

OCLC: 1057311568    ISBN 13: 9781107532939    ISBN 10: 1107532930

In the patriotic aftermath of Pearl Harbor, African Americans demanded the right to play their part in the war against Japan. As they soon learned, however, the freedom for which the United States and its allies was fighting did not extend to African Americans. Focusing on African Americans' experiences across the Asia-Pacific theater during World War Two, this book examines the interplay between national identity, the racially segregated US military culture, and the possibilities of [...]

In the patriotic aftermath of Pearl Harbor, African Americans demanded the right to play their part in the war against Japan. As they soon learned, however, the freedom for which the United States and its allies was fighting did not extend to African Americans. Focusing on African Americans' experiences across the Asia-Pacific theater during World War Two, this book examines the interplay between national identity, the racially segregated US military culture, and the possibilities of transnational racial advancement, as African Americans contemplated not just their own oppression but that of the colonized peoples of the Pacific region. In illuminating neglected aspects of African American history and of World War Two, this book deepens our understanding of the connections between the United States' role as an international power and the racial ideologies and practices that characterized American life during the mid-twentieth century. [less]

$29.99

African Americans of Portland (Images of America)

Oregon Black Pioneers, Kimberly Stowers Moreland

2013    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 979.549    LCC: F884.P89

OCLC: 809028266    LCCN: 2012941001    ISBN 13: 9780738596198    ISBN 10: 0738596191

The prolific journey of African Americans in Portland is rooted in the courageous determination of black pioneers to begin anew in an unfamiliar and often hostile territory. Amazingly, a small population of African Americans settled in Portland against a backdrop of exclusion laws that banned free blacks from settling in Oregon. At the end of the 19th century, new employment opportunities in Portland and growing antiblack sentiments elsewhere spurred the growth of Portland’s African American [...]

The prolific journey of African Americans in Portland is rooted in the courageous determination of black pioneers to begin anew in an unfamiliar and often hostile territory. Amazingly, a small population of African Americans settled in Portland against a backdrop of exclusion laws that banned free blacks from settling in Oregon. At the end of the 19th century, new employment opportunities in Portland and growing antiblack sentiments elsewhere spurred the growth of Portland’s African American community. Approximately 75 African American men were hired at the Portland Hotel, and the completion of transcontinental rail lines brought African American railroad workers to Portland. By 1890, the majority of Oregon’s black population resided in Multnomah County, and Portland became the center of a thriving black middle-class community. Fifty years later, the recruitment of defense workers increased the population of African Americans nearly tenfold. The war boom, coupled with the tragic Vanport flood, forever changed Portland’s urban landscape and reshaped the socioeconomic realities of Portland’s African American community. [less]

$21.99

After Lewis & Clark

Gary Allen Hood

2006    96 Pages    (University of Oklahoma Press)

DDC: 709.73    LCC: N6525

OCLC: 496669521    LCCN: 2005937095    ISBN 13: 9780806199597    ISBN 10: 0806199598

More than sixty paintings, drawings, and prints inspired during the sixty-five years of exploration in the West after the Corps of Discovery completed its epic journey are featured in this collection of historical artwork by George Catlin, Karl Bodmer, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Seth Eastman, Charles Bird King, and other notable artists of the nineteenth-century American West.

More than sixty paintings, drawings, and prints inspired during the sixty-five years of exploration in the West after the Corps of Discovery completed its epic journey are featured in this collection of historical artwork by George Catlin, Karl Bodmer, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Seth Eastman, Charles Bird King, and other notable artists of the nineteenth-century American West. [less]

$24.95

Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, The

Michael J. Hogan

2017    320 Pages    (Cambridge University Press)

DDC: 973.922092    LCC: E842.1.H64

OCLC: 958932395    LCCN: 2016041860    ISBN 13: 9781107186996    ISBN 10: 1107186994

In his new book, Michael J. Hogan, a leading historian of the American presidency, offers a new perspective on John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as seen not from his life and times but from his afterlife in American memory. The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy considers how Kennedy constructed a popular image of himself, in effect, a brand, as he played the part of president on the White House stage. The cultural trauma brought on by his assassination further burnished that image and began the [...]

In his new book, Michael J. Hogan, a leading historian of the American presidency, offers a new perspective on John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as seen not from his life and times but from his afterlife in American memory. The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy considers how Kennedy constructed a popular image of himself, in effect, a brand, as he played the part of president on the White House stage. The cultural trauma brought on by his assassination further burnished that image and began the process of transporting Kennedy from history to memory. Hogan shows how Jacqueline Kennedy, as the chief guardian of her husband's memory, devoted herself to embedding the image of the slain president in the collective memory of the nation, evident in the many physical and literary monuments dedicated to his memory. Regardless of critics, most Americans continue to see Kennedy as his wife wanted him remembered: the charming war hero, the loving husband and father, and the peacemaker and progressive leader who inspired confidence and hope in the American people. [less]

$29.99

Alaska Homesteader's Handbook: Independent Living on the Last Frontier

Tricia Brown, Nancy Gates

2012    162 Pages    (Alaska Northwest Books)

DDC: 613.6909798    LCC: GF78

OCLC: 798110549    LCCN: 2012024105    ISBN 13: 9780882408118    ISBN 10: 0882408119

A remarkable compilation of practical information for living in one of the most impractical and inhospitable landscapes in the United States. More than forty pioneer types ranging from their mid-nineties to mid- twenties describe their reasons for choosing to live their lives in Alaska and offer useful instructions and advice that made that life more livable. Whether it be how to live among bears, build an outhouse, cross a river, or make birch syrup, each story gives readers a window to a life [...]

A remarkable compilation of practical information for living in one of the most impractical and inhospitable landscapes in the United States. More than forty pioneer types ranging from their mid-nineties to mid- twenties describe their reasons for choosing to live their lives in Alaska and offer useful instructions and advice that made that life more livable. Whether it be how to live among bears, build an outhouse, cross a river, or make birch syrup, each story gives readers a window to a life most will never know but many still dream about. Fifty photographs and 150 line drawings illustrate the real-life experiences of Alaska settlers such as 1930s New Deal colonists, de-mobilized military who stayed after World War II, dream-seekers from the 60s and 70s, and myriad others who staked their claim in Alaska. [less]

$18.95

All Aboard! Pacific Northwest: A Recreation Primer (Babylit)

Haily Meyers

2017    22 Pages    (Gibbs Smith)

DDC: 796.509795    LCC: F852.3

OCLC: 959807762    LCCN: 2016948517    ISBN 13: 9781423646013    ISBN 10: 1423646010

Every part of the world can be mapped out for adventure, and brilliant babies love the sophistication of traveling by train. In the latest title of this popular board book series, babies and parents climb aboard to explore the Pacific Northwest and its fun activities, from shopping, to hiking, to skiing, and more! Ride along from Oregon to Washington to British Columbia to discover cities like Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle and sights like Mt. Rainier and Haystack Rock. All aboard for a [...]

Every part of the world can be mapped out for adventure, and brilliant babies love the sophistication of traveling by train. In the latest title of this popular board book series, babies and parents climb aboard to explore the Pacific Northwest and its fun activities, from shopping, to hiking, to skiing, and more! Ride along from Oregon to Washington to British Columbia to discover cities like Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle and sights like Mt. Rainier and Haystack Rock. All aboard for a sensational experience in travel! Haily and Kevin Meyers are the husband and wife team behind the dazzling baby product line, Lucy Darling (lucydarling.com). Haily's design work can be seen on their unique monthly sticker designs, nursery art prints, baby memory books, and multiple baby products. Their work has been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Red Tricycle, Babiekins Magazine, Cool Mom Picks, KIWI magazine, Mollie Makes magazine, Fresh Style magazine, Mom Trends, HGTV Canada, and specialty baby shops worldwide. They live in Arizona. [less]

$9.99

Almost a Hero: The Voyages of John Meares, R.N., to China, Hawaii and the Northwest Coast

J. Richard Nokes

217 Pages    (Washington State Univ Pr)

DDC: 910.9164092    LCC: G286.M45

OCLC: 44965451    LCCN: 98030762    ISBN 13: 9780874221589    ISBN 10: 0874221587

"No name in Northwest Coast History conjures up more conflicting, perspectives than that of John Meares"...Barry M. Gough, author, "The Nortwest Cost: British Naviagation, Trade and Discoveries to 1812"

"No name in Northwest Coast History conjures up more conflicting, perspectives than that of John Meares"...Barry M. Gough, author, "The Nortwest Cost: British Naviagation, Trade and Discoveries to 1812" [less]

$19.95

Alone in the Wild

Jesse Wiley

2019    160 Pages    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company)

DDC: 813.6    LCC: PZ7.1.W5353

OCLC: 1045463844    LCCN: 2018287792    ISBN 13: 9781328627179    ISBN 10: 1328627179

In this exciting choose-your-own-trail stand-alone experience featuring 8-bit art, it's 1849 and you are at the halfway point on your journey west on the Oregon Trail. When a powerful storm separates you from your family, you must use all of your smarts to survive on your own. Along the way, you meet a twelve-year-old girl from the Shoshone Nation, who has the grit and smarts to help you both make it to Oregon Territory. Which path will get you safely across the country and reunited with your [...]

In this exciting choose-your-own-trail stand-alone experience featuring 8-bit art, it's 1849 and you are at the halfway point on your journey west on the Oregon Trail. When a powerful storm separates you from your family, you must use all of your smarts to survive on your own. Along the way, you meet a twelve-year-old girl from the Shoshone Nation, who has the grit and smarts to help you both make it to Oregon Territory. Which path will get you safely across the country and reunited with your family? With twenty-two possible endings, choose wrong and you'll never live out your dreams. Choose right and blaze a trail that gets you to Oregon City! AGES: 7 to 10 [less]

$7.99

Amazing Lewis and Clark Expedition (Landmarks in U.S. History), The

Jean F. Blashfield

2017    32 Pages    (Capstone Press)

DDC: 917.804    LCC: F592.7.B54

OCLC: 995880617    LCCN: 2017003800    ISBN 13: 9781515771418    ISBN 10: 1515771415

Lexile:
830L

Take an exciting trip along with the Lewis and Clark Expedition! Readers will follow the daring explorers as they make their way across the uncharted American interior to the Pacific Northwest.

Take an exciting trip along with the Lewis and Clark Expedition! Readers will follow the daring explorers as they make their way across the uncharted American interior to the Pacific Northwest. [less]

$7.95

American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition, The

Daniel Carter Beard

2010    468 Pages    (David R Godine)

DDC: 790.1    LCC: TT160.B358

OCLC: 8865325    LCCN: 82003155    ISBN 13: 9780879234492    ISBN 10: 0879234490

First published in 1882, this is a wealth of projects and games, with practical directions on how to make them, by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The ultimate pre-TV, anti-couch potato activity book, it answers the question, "What's there to do?"

First published in 1882, this is a wealth of projects and games, with practical directions on how to make them, by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The ultimate pre-TV, anti-couch potato activity book, it answers the question, "What's there to do?" [less]

$12.95

American Dreamers: How Two Oregon Farm Kids Transformed an Industry, a Community, and a University

Ken Austin, Kerry Tymchuck

2015    152 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 338.7681761    LCC: HD9995.D44

OCLC: 894183667    LCCN: 2014042309    ISBN 13: 9780870717741    ISBN 10: 087071774X

Ken Austin rose from humble roots in rural Oregon to build a multi-million dollar international business, guided by a core set of principles and the tireless support of his wife and partner, Joan. Together they grew A-dec from a kitchen table operation into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dental equipment, with markets in over 100 countries.   In American Dreamers, Ken Austin details the inventions, decisions, and guiding principles that gained A-dec worldwide respect and [...]

Ken Austin rose from humble roots in rural Oregon to build a multi-million dollar international business, guided by a core set of principles and the tireless support of his wife and partner, Joan. Together they grew A-dec from a kitchen table operation into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dental equipment, with markets in over 100 countries.   In American Dreamers, Ken Austin details the inventions, decisions, and guiding principles that gained A-dec worldwide respect and admiration. First introduced in 1975, and frequently imitated, the "A-dec Way” presents a 15-point operating philosophy governing all aspects of the company. With values such as showing respect for others and encouraging creativity, the “A-dec Way” provided a blueprint for quality, innovation, and compassion in the business world.   More than a conventional accounting of business, American Dreamers tells of personal adventures and obstacles along the way. From Joan’s conjuring of The Allison—a world-class resort spa—in the middle of Yamhill County, to his own long battle with alcoholism, Austin relates their struggles as well as their triumphs with courage, honesty, and grace.   This is the story of one of Oregon’s most important companies, a moving portrait of a marriage, and an inspiring look at the heart and mind of a remarkable man. Long-known for his philanthropy and contributions to Oregon’s cultural life, Ken Austin continues to give back with American Dreamers. [less]

$19.95

American Fur Trade of the Far West, Vol. 2, The

Hiram Martin Chittenden, William R. Swagerty

1986    441 Pages    (University of Nebraska Press)

DDC: 381.4567530978    LCC: HD9944.U45

OCLC: 13560658    LCCN: 54007095    ISBN 13: 9780803263215    ISBN 10: 080326321X

The American Fur Trade of the Far West is the premier history of its subject. Its publication in 1902 invited historians and general readers to look more closely at the intricate connec-tions of the fur trade with the development of North America. Hiram Chittenden provides a perspective or overall outline of the fur trade that, after nearly a century, remains sound. Volume 2 of this Bison Book edition follows the traps and trails of such colorful characters as Ezekial Williams, Hugh Glass, [...]

The American Fur Trade of the Far West is the premier history of its subject. Its publication in 1902 invited historians and general readers to look more closely at the intricate connec-tions of the fur trade with the development of North America. Hiram Chittenden provides a perspective or overall outline of the fur trade that, after nearly a century, remains sound. Volume 2 of this Bison Book edition follows the traps and trails of such colorful characters as Ezekial Williams, Hugh Glass, Mike Fink, and John Colter. Described here are the explorers, missionaries, government survey parties, and Indian tribes of the fur trade West, and the geography that often determined their success or failure.Nine appendixes containing miscellaneous primary materials precede a bibliography and index. A new feature is a foreword by William R. Swagerty. [less]

$24.95

American Girls Handy Book: How to Amuse Yourself and Others (Nonpareil Books)

Lina Beard, Adelia Beard

1994    496 Pages    (David R Godine)

DDC: 790.1    LCC: TT171

OCLC: 15365098    LCCN: 86046262    ISBN 13: 9780879236663    ISBN 10: 0879236663

If Tom Sawyer had been a girl, Aunt Polly would certainly have seen to it that she had a copy of this book and with a heartfelt blessing. Its a magical cornucopia of projects, devices, toys, gifts, dolls, recipes, decorations, perfumes, wax and clay modelling, oil and water-color painting and games, all with clear and practical directions for how to make and play them. Vintage Americana by the Beard sisters, two of the founders of Girl Scouting in the United States. "In the Beard sisters&# [...]

If Tom Sawyer had been a girl, Aunt Polly would certainly have seen to it that she had a copy of this book and with a heartfelt blessing. Its a magical cornucopia of projects, devices, toys, gifts, dolls, recipes, decorations, perfumes, wax and clay modelling, oil and water-color painting and games, all with clear and practical directions for how to make and play them. Vintage Americana by the Beard sisters, two of the founders of Girl Scouting in the United States. "In the Beard sisters' version, 'the American girl' ranges in age from eight to eighteen. Healthy and spirited, she thinks nothing of taking a ten-mile 'romp' through woods and fields with a group of friends, and collects flowers and leaves for preservation or presentation to friends and relations. Above all, however, the Beards' girl is handy. She can make a hat rack, a screen, or a bookshelf; fashion a macrame hammock or a cornhusk doll; and draw, paint, sculpt, or decorate a room. The American Girls Handy Book, in short, by emphasizing what girls can do, presents a portrait of girlhood that is vigorous, active, and full of possibilities." - From the foreword by Anne M. Boylan [less]

$12.95

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest (Men-at-Arms)

Elizabeth Aderkas

2005    48 Pages    (Osprey Publishing)

DDC: 979.500497009034    LCC: E78.N77

OCLC: 57692505    ISBN 13: 9781841767413    ISBN 10: 1841767417

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, both on the Coast and the inland Plateau, were the last to encounter white traders and settlers. When contact occured in the late 18th century the explorers and traders found two distinct cultures. The fairly recent adoption of the horse had opened the Plateau tribes to influences from the peoples of the Plains; but the tribes of the Coast presented a sharply different picture, involving rigid class hierarchies, an economy based on fishing and hunting [...]

The Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest, both on the Coast and the inland Plateau, were the last to encounter white traders and settlers. When contact occured in the late 18th century the explorers and traders found two distinct cultures. The fairly recent adoption of the horse had opened the Plateau tribes to influences from the peoples of the Plains; but the tribes of the Coast presented a sharply different picture, involving rigid class hierarchies, an economy based on fishing and hunting marine animals, and frequent intertribal warfare which involved slave raiding and head hunting. This fascinating text describes the ways of life, in peace and war, of the coastal and inland peoples of this region. [less]

$17.95

American Reader, The

Kathy-jo Wargin

2006    96 Pages    (Sleeping Bear Press)

DDC: 810.8    LCC: PS3623.A74 A44

OCLC: 68220927    LCCN: 2006013630    ISBN 13: 9781585360956    ISBN 10: 1585360953

We often sing the "Star Spangled Banner," but what do the words mean? Why did Franklin Delano Roosevelt stay in office longer than any other U.S. president? Following the style of an old-fashioned primer, The American Reader answers such questions as it gives children a modern, well-rounded view of what it means to be a good citizen. Captivating prose, poems, short stories, and games entertain as they teach about the diverse regions of our country, the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the [...]

We often sing the "Star Spangled Banner," but what do the words mean? Why did Franklin Delano Roosevelt stay in office longer than any other U.S. president? Following the style of an old-fashioned primer, The American Reader answers such questions as it gives children a modern, well-rounded view of what it means to be a good citizen. Captivating prose, poems, short stories, and games entertain as they teach about the diverse regions of our country, the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the story of Clara Barton, and the official nicknames for each of our states. A story about Smokey Bear promotes an appreciation of nature and the need to protect it, and another explains how to be helpful and respectful to people with disabilities. The American Reader's lively variety and broad scope will give children of all ages much to learn, think about and enjoy for hours on end. [less]

$12.95

American Slave, American Hero: York of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Laurence Pringle

2006    40 Pages    (Calkins Creek)

DDC: 917.8042092    LCC: F592.7.Y67

OCLC: 62782118    LCCN: 2005037352    ISBN 13: 9781590782828    ISBN 10: 1590782828

Lexile:
990L

The little-known life of York, the African American slave owned by William Clark, and his contributions to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition are examined in this carefully crafted Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. Award-winning author Laurence Pringle gives an accurate account of York's life—before, during, and after the expedition. Using quotations from the expedition's journals, he tells how York's skills, strength, and intelligence [...]

The little-known life of York, the African American slave owned by William Clark, and his contributions to the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition are examined in this carefully crafted Society of School Librarians International Honor Book. Award-winning author Laurence Pringle gives an accurate account of York's life—before, during, and after the expedition. Using quotations from the expedition's journals, he tells how York's skills, strength, and intelligence helped in the day-to-day challenges of the journey. Artists Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu consulted with a Lewis and Clark expert to create thoroughly researched and stunning watercolor paintings of York's life. [less]

$19.95

American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address

Stephen Puleo

2016    432 Pages    (St. Martin's Press)

DDC: 973    LCC: E173.P96

OCLC: 919105830    LCCN: 2016003702    ISBN 13: 9781250065742    ISBN 10: 1250065747

On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country's valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped [...]

On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country's valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped cases containing the documentary history of American democracy: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and more, guarded by a battery of agents and bound for safekeeping in the nation's most impenetrable hiding place.American Treasures charts the little-known journeys of these American crown jewels. From the risky and audacious adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to our modern Fourth of July celebrations, American Treasures shows how the ideas captured in these documents underscore the nation's strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality. Stephen Puleo weaves in exciting stories of freedom under fire - from the Declaration and Constitution smuggled out of Washington days before the British burned the capital in 1814, to their covert relocation during WWII - crafting a sweeping history of a nation united to preserve its definition of democracy. [less]

$28.99

Ancient Places

Jack Nisbet

2016    256 Pages    (Sasquatch Books)

DDC: 508.795    LCC: QH104.5.N6

OCLC: 932385767    ISBN 13: 9781632170804    ISBN 10: 1632170809

These are the genesis stories of a region. In Ancient Places, Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones across the Pacific Northwest that reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and place in this corner of the world. From rural Oregon, where a controversy brewed over the provenance and ownership of a meteor, to the great floods 15,000 years ago that shaped what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, this is a compelling collection of stories about the natural and human history of our region.

These are the genesis stories of a region. In Ancient Places, Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones across the Pacific Northwest that reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and place in this corner of the world. From rural Oregon, where a controversy brewed over the provenance and ownership of a meteor, to the great floods 15,000 years ago that shaped what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, this is a compelling collection of stories about the natural and human history of our region. [less]

$18.95

Annotated Cartoons, The

Gus Frederick (Annotations by, Compiled by), Homer C. Davenport (Artist)

2013    (Liberal University Press)

DDC: 741.5    LCC: NC1429

OCLC: 965616577    LCCN: 2013950961    ISBN 13: 9780985891916    ISBN 10: 0985891912

In 1895, William Randolph Hearst purchased the New York Journal, and went head-to-toe with his former mentor Joseph Pulitzer. A main component of Hearst's arsenal was his impressive stable of cartoonists and illustrators. One of which was an Oregon country boy named Homer Davenport. In 1898 Davenport published a book of over 80 of his cartoons for Hearst, from the period of 1895 through 1897. For the first time in more than a century, we revisit these cartoons by Davenport, equipped with stories [...]

In 1895, William Randolph Hearst purchased the New York Journal, and went head-to-toe with his former mentor Joseph Pulitzer. A main component of Hearst's arsenal was his impressive stable of cartoonists and illustrators. One of which was an Oregon country boy named Homer Davenport. In 1898 Davenport published a book of over 80 of his cartoons for Hearst, from the period of 1895 through 1897. For the first time in more than a century, we revisit these cartoons by Davenport, equipped with stories behind the faces and issues. [less]

$20.00
 
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