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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

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

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

African Americans and the Pacific War, 1941-1945

Chris Dixon

2018    300 Pages    (Cambridge University Press)

DDC: 940.5403    LCC: D810.N4

OCLC: 1057311568    LCCN: 2018012842    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

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

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists

Mikki Kendall, Anna D'Amico

2019    208 Pages    (Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony/Rodale)

OCLC: 1085593262    ISBN 13: 9780399581793    ISBN 10: 0399581790

August 26, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. And while suffrage has been a critical win for women's liberation around the world, the struggle for women's rights has been ongoing for thousands of years, across many cultures, and encompassing an enormous variety of issues. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun, fascinating, and full-color exploration of that important history, tracing its roots from [...]

August 26, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. And while suffrage has been a critical win for women's liberation around the world, the struggle for women's rights has been ongoing for thousands of years, across many cultures, and encompassing an enormous variety of issues. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun, fascinating, and full-color exploration of that important history, tracing its roots from antiquity to show how 21st-century feminism developed. Along the way, you'll meet a wide range of important historical figures and learn about many political movements, including suffrage, abolition, labor, LGBT liberation, the waves of feminism, and more. [less]

$19.99

America for Americans

Erika Lee

2019    432 Pages    (Basic Books)

DDC: 305.800973    LCC: E184.A1

OCLC: 1129221061    ISBN 13: 9781541672604    ISBN 10: 1541672607

An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange [...]

An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America. Forcing us to confront this history, America for Americans explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. It is a necessary corrective and spur to action for any concerned citizen. [less]

$32.00

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 Prisoner of War Camps in Washington and Oregon

Kathy Kirkpatrick

2019    96 Pages    (Fonthill Media LLc)

LCC: D805.U5 K573

OCLC: 1090913478    LCCN: 2019304107    ISBN 13: 9781634991506    ISBN 10: 1634991508

American Prisoner of War Camps in Washington and Oregon describes the impact of the large number of prisoners of war on the populations of Washington and Oregon, as well as the impact of the people of Washington and Oregon on those imprisoned there. Providing detail on the care and employment of prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention of 1929, the lives of POWs in these states are illustrated, along with the details of camp locations and the deaths and burials that occurred among [...]

American Prisoner of War Camps in Washington and Oregon describes the impact of the large number of prisoners of war on the populations of Washington and Oregon, as well as the impact of the people of Washington and Oregon on those imprisoned there. Providing detail on the care and employment of prisoners of war according to the Geneva Convention of 1929, the lives of POWs in these states are illustrated, along with the details of camp locations and the deaths and burials that occurred among them. Some prisoner names are included, as well as references to source materials at various repositories. Historical photographs serve to provide depth to the story. [less]

$23.99

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

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

Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest (Northwest Readers)

Robin Cody

2010    207 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 979.5    LCC: F852.3.C63

OCLC: 665230915    LCCN: 2009053061    ISBN 13: 9780870715839    ISBN 10: 0870715836

Another Way the River Has collects Robin Cody's finest nonfiction writings, many appearing for the first time in print. Cody's prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon. His characters--from loggers to fishers to cowboys to the kids on his school bus--are smart and curious, often offbeat, always vivid. Cody brings the ear of a novelist and the eye of a [...]

Another Way the River Has collects Robin Cody's finest nonfiction writings, many appearing for the first time in print. Cody's prose rings with a sense of place. He is a native speaker who probes the streams and woods and salmon that run to the heart of what it means to live and love, to work and play, in Oregon. His characters--from loggers to fishers to cowboys to the kids on his school bus--are smart and curious, often offbeat, always vivid. Cody brings the ear of a novelist and the eye of a reporter to the people and places that make the Northwest, and Northwest literature, distinctive. [less]

$18.95

Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains

Deborah Hopkinson

2008    40 Pages    (Aladdin)

LCC: PZ7.H778125

OCLC: 181602230    LCCN: 2001022949    ISBN 13: 9781416967460    ISBN 10: 141696746X

Lexile:
840L

Apples, ho! When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too. But the trail is cruel -- first there's a river to cross that's wider than Texas...and then there are hailstones as big as plums...and there's even a drought, sure to crisp the cherries. Those poor pippins! Luckily Delicious (the nonedible apple of Daddy&# [...]

Apples, ho! When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too. But the trail is cruel -- first there's a river to cross that's wider than Texas...and then there are hailstones as big as plums...and there's even a drought, sure to crisp the cherries. Those poor pippins! Luckily Delicious (the nonedible apple of Daddy's eye) is strong -- as young 'uns raised on apples are -- and won't let anything stop her father's darling saps from tasting the sweet Oregon soil. Here's a hilarious tall tale -- from the team that brought you Fannie in the Kitchen -- that's loosely based on the life of a real fruiting pioneer. Apple Facts More than 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world. About 2,500 varieties grow in the United States. The apple variety Delicious is the most widely grown in the United States. Apples are part of the rose family. The science of fruit growing is called pomology. Fresh apples float. That's because 25 percent of their volume is air. Cut an apple in half, across the core, and you'll see a star shape. It takes apple trees four to five years to produce their first fruit. It takes about thirty-six apples to make one gallon of apple cider. [less]

$7.99

Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage

2015    448 Pages    (University of Washington Press)

DDC: 910.9163    LCC: G246.C7 A74

OCLC: 889425991    LCCN: 2014016215    ISBN 13: 9780295993997    ISBN 10: 0295993995

Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the northern Pacific and the Arctic are arguably equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest American coast in the hopes of finding the legendary Northwest Passage. While dreams of such a passage proved illusory, Cook’s journey produced some of the finest charts, collections, and anthropological observations of his career [...]

Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the northern Pacific and the Arctic are arguably equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest American coast in the hopes of finding the legendary Northwest Passage. While dreams of such a passage proved illusory, Cook’s journey produced some of the finest charts, collections, and anthropological observations of his career, helped establish British relations with Russia, and opened the door to the hugely influential maritime fur trade.Accompanying an exhibition of the same name, Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage sheds new light on Cook’s northern exploration. A collection of essays from an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars, the book uses artifacts, charts, and records of the encounters between Native peoples and explorers to tell the story of this remarkable voyage and its historical context. In addition to discussing Cook’s voyage itself, the book also provides new insights into Cook’s legacy and his influence on subsequent expeditions in the Pacific Northwest. Finally, the collection uses Cook’s voyage as a springboard to consider the promise and challenge of the “new north” today, demonstrating that it remains, as in Cook’s time, a unique meeting place of powerful political, cultural, economic, and environmental forces. [less]

$54.95

Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Glyn Williams, Sophia Costley

2011    462 Pages    (University of California Press)

DDC: 910.916327    LCC: G640

OCLC: 435628953    ISBN 13: 9780520269958    ISBN 10: 0520269950

The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage—an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia—obsessed explorers for centuries. While global warming has brought several such routes into existence, until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors—entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism—in pursuit of a futile goal. In Arctic Labyrinth, Glyn [...]

The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage—an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a shortcut to the fabulous wealth of Asia—obsessed explorers for centuries. While global warming has brought several such routes into existence, until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassible ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors—entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism—in pursuit of a futile goal. In Arctic Labyrinth, Glyn Williams charts the entire sweep of this extraordinary history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that finally opened the Passage. Williams’s thrilling narrative delves into private letters and journals to expose the gritty reality behind the often self-serving accounts of those in charge. An important work of maritime history and exploration—and as exciting a tale of heroism and fortitude as readers will find—Arctic Labyrinth is also a remarkable study in human delusion. [less]

$28.95
 
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