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Postcards of L. A. Huffman:
Montana Frontier Photographer


by Gene and Bev Allen

L. A. Huffman, celebrated photographer of the Montana frontier, was known for producing photographs using a variety of formats over his 52-year career. From 1906 to 1928 he published four different groups of postcards - three sets of printed cards and an unknown but relatively few real photo cards. His real photo postcards are rare and hard to find. This book provides new information about a previously little-known dimension of Huffman's work. Featuring several sets of printed postcards and his real photo postcards,
this book will be a welcome addition to any L. A. Huffman or postcard collector's library.

128 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", 62 b/w photographs, 154 color photographs, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-212-6
$24.95  


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Faces of Local Food:
Celebrating the People Who Feed Us


by Charlotte Caldwell

text and photography by Charlotte Caldwell
foreword by Bill McKibben
published by Locally Sourced, LLC

Charlotte Caldwell's newest release, The Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us, is a collection of personal vignettes giving readers an intimate perspective into the lives of those people
who contribute to a vibrant local food system. We step out of the grocery store to join fishermen,
farmers, and ranchers on their boats and in their fields; into the kitchens of innovative chefs; into
the warehouse of a local food hub; and we meet with other meaningful contributors and visionaries
to hear their stories–their histories, motivations, experiences, challenges, and insights.

The understanding gained from The Faces of Local Food will foster a paradigm shift in the way
we consumers understand and value our local food producers, and will inspire us to buy local—
supporting our health and our community simultaneously.

  • Features foreword from author/educator/environmentalist Bill McKibben

  • Features 50 profiles on the Lowcountry's biggest culinary influencers

  • Location serves as model and case study to illustrate methods that can be applied nationwide

  • Features 153 beautiful full-color images from author/photographer Charlotte Caldwell

  • Printed in the United States

232 pages, 9" x 12", 153 color photos, index, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-200-3
$44.95


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East of the Rockies:
The Les Morgan Story


by Jeannette Morgan Yim and Les Morgan

published by Jeannette Morgan Yim and Les Morgan

On the surface, Les Morgan is a deeply humble, sweet, gentle, and seemingly simple Montana man. But there has been nothing simple or easy about the journey that has shaped him into the survivor he is today. In this memoir, Les takes us into his life from as early as he can remember, recalling experiences starting
as young as two years old, and he gives us the reality of what it was like being raised with a speech problem
by a 1st Special Service Forces veteran father, a devout and quiet Catholic mother, and five sisters and brothers. Through his love of music, Les overcomes his childhood struggles, then loses his first love to cancer, raises three children as a widower, has a son on the autism spectrum, and eventually finds love again.

Subtly profound and poignant, this story is about abuse, loss, grief, forgiveness, healing, triumph, perseverance, and finding happiness despite hardships. Interviewed over several years by his loving sister Jeannette, these two siblings enrich their already unbreakable bond by diving into his journey together.

128 pages, 6" x 9", 1 b/w photograph, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-198-3
$16.95


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Yellow Stones

by Caroline McClure

illustrations and photography by Caroline McClure
published by Caroline McClure

What do you see?

Author Caroline McClure's world has been rocked by rocks ever since she was a young girl. Living and working in Yellowstone National Park for more than a dozen years allowed her to explore the fascinating world at her feet. You may see what she sees in these rocks, or you may see something entirely different. The lesson is to notice and protect them. All the Yellowstone treasures featured in this book were photographed (and remain) in the park, safe in their natural settings to capture the imaginations
of fellow rock lovers, for future generations.

48 Pages, 7" x 7",  48 color photographs, softcover, PUR perfect bound
ISBN: 978-1-59152-214-0
$12.95


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Nature Through My Eyes:
Colorado

by Steve Stark

photography by Steve Stark
published by Steve Stark

Come walk with nature photographer Steve Stark and marvel at the wondrous beauty that is Colorado
in more than forty of his spectacular photographs. Mountains and mesas, aspens and wildflowers, eagles and elk - seen through his photographer's eye, Steve reveals the soul-restoring wonders and beauties, both subtle and bold, of the special places he has discovered while exploring Colorado. "As readers view these images, it is my hope that they will open their eyes and understand why our natural world has to be protected," Steve says. "I cannot imagine what our lives would be like without nature."

Steve's camera reveals the wild places of Colorado in all seasons and times of day. Discover the San Juan Mountains in the snowy cloak of winter at fifteen below zero. Be dazzled by the fiery reflection of golden aspen in a pond in autumn. Peer into the amazing blossom of a sego lily and wonder at the aeronautic skills of a hummingbird. "When I'm photographing nature, I try to put as much of myself into the images as possible," Steve explains. "Great images reflect not only what the subject looks like, but what you feel
about the scene when you are taking the photo."

Nature Through My Eyes: Colorado is collected in a beautiful softcover and offers readers the perfect way
to discover Colorado's wild places and the reasons to protect them.

40 pages, 11 7/8" x 9", 2  b/w photographs, 42 color photographs, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-207-2
$24.95


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Cautionary Tales of Two Wildlife Photographers

by Robert Gandy and Margita Licis

photography by Robert Gandy and Margita Licis
published by Robert Gandy

Robert and Margita have traveled throughout the United States and Canada for over twenty-four years, and Bob for over thirty-four years, photographing wildlife. In this, their first book, they share their passion for wild places and wildlife and the dos and don'ts of photographing them.

An adventure dedicated to wildlife viewing and photography, Cautionary Tales of Two Wildlife Photographers shares a lifetime of photos and advice while cautioning readers to "always carry
a camera . . . and always expect the unexpected."

96 pages, 11" x 8 1/2", 1 b/w photo, 117 color photos, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-190-7
$24.95


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American Trinity: 
Jefferson, Custer, and the Spirit of the West

by Larry Len Peterson

published by Larry Len Peterson

American Trinity is for everyone who loves the American West and wants to learn more about the
good, the bad, and the ugly. It is a sprawling story with a scholarly approach in method but accessible in manner. In this innovative examination, Dr. Larry Len Peterson explores the origins, development, and consequences of hatred and racism from the time modern humans left Africa 100,000 years ago to the forced placement of Indian children on off-reservation schools far from home in the late 1800s. Along the way, dozens of notable individuals and cultures are profiled. Many historical events turned on the lives of legendary Americans like the "Father of the West," Thomas Jefferson, and the "Son of the West," George Armstrong Custer - two strange companions who shared an unshakable sense of their own skills—as their interpretation of truths motivated them in the winning of the West.

Dr. Peterson reveals how anti-Indian sentiments were always only obliquely about them. They were victims but not the cause. The Indian was a symbol, not a real person. The politics of hate and racism directed toward them was also experienced in prior centuries by Jews, enslaved Africans, and other Christians. Hatred and racism, when taken into the public domain, are singularly difficult to justify,
which is why Europeans and Americans have always sought vindication from the highest sources of authority in their cultures. In the Middle Ages it was religion supplemented later by the philosophy
of the Enlightenment. In nineteenth-century Europe and America, religion and philosophy were joined
by science and medicine to support Manifest Destiny, scientific racism, and social Darwinism, all of
which had profound consequences on Native Americans and the Spirit of the West.

Presenting research in anthropology, archaeology, biology, history, law, medicine, religion, philosophy,
and psychology, Dr. Peterson provides the latest observations that delineate why the Native American's
life was destroyed. American Trinity is a stunning portrait, a view at once unique, panoramic, and intimate. It is a fascinating book that will make you think about the differences between belief and knowledge; about the self-skepticism of science and medicine; and about what aspects of the world we take on faith.

728 pages, 6" x 9", appendix, hardcover, sewn,  dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-188-4
$34.95


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Jurassic

by Ted Rechlin

written and illustrated by Ted Rechlin
published by Rextooth Studios

Welcome to the exciting land of Jurassic, a dinosaur graphic novel for all ages one hundred and fifty million years in the making—featuring the triumphant return of the Brontosaurs! For decades the beloved Brontosaurus was thought to have never existed and that its bones belonged to another dinosaur known
as the Apatosaurus. In 2015, dinosaur fans were rocked as the paleontology community concluded that
the Thunder Lizard (as the Brontosaurus is known) was indeed a species of sauropod!

From the mind of Ted Rechlin, author and illustrator of Tyrannosaurus Rex comes a thrilling new prehistoric adventure whisking readers along a wild journey encountering many famous dinosaur species. Both educational and scientifically accurate, Jurassic centers around the survival story of a young Brontosaurus calf trying to maneuver through the golden age of dinosaurs.

As deadly mega-carnivores prowl the forests and mighty whale-sized herbivores walk the land, Jurassic features illustrations ranging from the monstrous (and hungry) Allosaurus, Ceratosaurs, and Torvosaurus to the massive herbivore Brachiosaurus, the whip-tailed Diplodocus, the tree-top munching Camarasaurus, and the largest land animal in North American history, the Supersaurus.

From wild hunts and a congregation of Jurassic titans, to daring escapes and thrilling battles, witness the resurrected reputation of the Brontosaurus and watch one young calf's journey to become the Thunder Lizard he was born to be.

96 pages, 6.75" x 10 1/4", color illustrations, hardcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-203-4
$19.95
 


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Watershed Years

by Russell Rowland

published by Russell Rowland

In the sequel to Montana author Russell Rowland's highly acclaimed first novel, In Open SpacesThe Watershed Years picks up with the story of the Arbuckles, a ranch family in Eastern Montana.

When George Arbuckle, the patriarch of the family, dies from mysterious causes, Blake Arbuckle's wife, Rita, immediately suspects the work of Blake's older brother, Jack, and their sister-in-law, Helen. Blake's loyalty to his family won't allow him to consider this a real possibility until the evidence becomes overwhelming. But proving it isn't as easy as they hoped.

256 pages, 6" x 9", softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-195-2
$15.99


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Game Birds:
A Celebration of North American Upland Birds

text and photography by Gary Kramer

text and photography by Gary Kramer
foreword by Howard K. Vincent, President and CEO Pheasants Forever, Inc. and Quail Forever

published by Gary Kramer

Through the words and images of award-winning photographer and writer Gary Kramer, Game Birds:
A Celebration of North American Upland Birds
takes readers on a visual journey across North America in search of turkey, pheasant, quail, grouse, partridge, ptarmigan, prairie-chickens and the game birds of Hawaii. Among these are two on the brink of extinction, the masked bobwhite and Attwater's prairie-chicken; those that are struggling, such as the Gunnison sage-grouse and lesser prairie-chicken; abundant species that have been introduced from foreign lands including the chukar and ring-necked pheasant; as well as species that are widespread due to successful wildlife management efforts, like the wild turkey. Gary's photographs capture the range and diversity of their beauty and behavior, from the widespread
and familiar northern bobwhite to the intricately marked Montezuma quail and the seldom photographed Himalayan snowcock. His compelling narrative is delivered with accuracy; each chapter has been reviewed by the top experts in the field. Containing 256 pages and 384 color photos, this volume is the most ambitious book ever attempted on gallinaceous birds, or as they are more commonly known, game birds. Gary may be the only individual to have ever photographed and published images of all 34 game birds found in the United States and Canada, making this book a milestone achievement. If you are an avid hunter, a serious birder or an armchair reader, Game Birds will provide you with range maps, natural history and conservation status and a photographic insight seldom revealed.

Includes references, conservation organizations, and dust jacket. This edition of Game Birds features the Wild Turkey on the cover. A Ring-Necked Pheasant cover is also available. The interiors of both books are identical.

256 pages, 11 3/4" x 9", 1 b/w photograph, 384 color photographs, 26 maps, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-183-9 (Ring-Necked Pheasant dust jacket)
ISBN: 978-1-59152-185-3 (Wild Turkey dust jacket)
$58.00


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Grand Canyon National Park
A Cautionary Coloring Book

by Andy Robbins

written and illustrated by Andy Robbins
published by Caput Mortuum Books

Color me cautious... or color me dead!

Adventure awaits those who explore Grand Canyon National Park's desert rims, yawning canyons, and wild river rapids. But beware: the Grand Canyon is a place of extremes. From scorching sun that gives way to freezing blizzards, plateaus that abruptly end in vertical cliffs, and flash floods that rage through bone dry ravines, the Park can be a dangerous place for the unwary.

Scenic Views!
Intriguing Animals!

Disturbing Facts!

If there's a way to die in the Grand Canyon, you'll find it pictured here, ready for your coloring enjoyment. This coloring book also offers facts about the park and it's many animals (peaceful and otherwise) and even a few tips to help you stay alive during what hopefully isn't your last trip to America's only Wonder of the Natural World.

This coloring book isn't for everyone! It depicts scenes of graphic violence including drowning, electrocution, traumatic head injury, and suicide. Recommended for mature colorists only!

You've been warned!

32 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", fully illustrated throughout, softcover, saddle stitched
ISBN: 978-1-59152-189-1
$8.95
 


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Bears

by Ted Rechlin

written and illustrated by Ted Rechlin
published by Rextooth Studios

Grizzly Bear: The most ferocious protector of her babies in the animal kingdom.
Black Bear: A young bear on the run in the suburbs.
Polar Bear: The king of the ice, defending his crown in a changing world.

Learn how these bears live in the modern world in three exciting stories!

96 pages, 6 3/4" x 10 1/4", color illustrations, hardcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-186-0
$19.95


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Yellowstone National Park
A Cautionary Coloring Book


by Andy Robbins

written and illustrated by Andy Robbins
published by Caput Mortuum Books

Color me cautious... or color me dead!

For many, a visit to Yellowstone National Park is the vacation of a lifetime. Where else can you stare into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, watch in wonder as Old Faithful erupts on cue, come face-to-face with a lumbering bison, or, hey, be boiled alive in a thermal pool? Perhaps you'd prefer to be torn apart
by a grizzly bear during a peaceful morning hike?

Yellowstone National Park offers its visitors more spectacular natural wonders—and as many ways to
die while enjoying those wonders—than anywhere on the planet. If there's a way to die in Yellowstone, you'll find it pictured here, ready for your coloring enjoyment. This coloring book also offers facts about the park, advice on its many animals (peaceful and otherwise), and even a few tips to help you stay alive during what hopefully isn't your last trip to the Nation's first National Park.

Scenic Views!
Majestic animals!
Disturbing facts!

This coloring book isn't for everyone! It depicts scenes of graphic violence, including disembowelment, dismemberment, electrocution, and immolation. Recommended for mature colorists only!

You've been warned!

32 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", fully illustrated throughout, softcover, saddle stitched
ISBN: 978-0-692-74725-4
$8.95


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Looking Back at Lincoln, Montana:
A Scrapbook Collection about Lincoln

by Karleen Hammer Anderson

published by Karleen Hammer Anderson

Karleen Hammer Anderson grew up in Lincoln, Montana during its busy, early years in the 1950s and 1960s. She is credited for having a special gift for spiritual hospitality, which she believes came from those formative years in Lincoln, and its many wonderful people who helped one another and were able to make a party out of any event. This book is the first in a series of books that pays tribute to the history, people and places of Lincoln, Montana. Contains over 250 recipes. Illustrated throughout.

160 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", fully illustrated, index, softcover, layflat PUR binding
ISBN: 978-1-59152-170-9
$38.95


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Glacier National Park After Dark:
Sunset to Sunrise in a Beloved Montana Wilderness

by John Ashley

text and photography by John Ashley
published by John Ashley Fine Art Photography

What is there to see in Glacier National Park after the sun goes down? As writer and photographer
John Ashley reveals in his newest book, some of Glacier's most awe-inspiring sights are found high
above the mountaintops. Readers will marvel at Ashley's spectacular color photographs of favorite
Glacier landmarks such as Chief Mountain and St. Mary Lake lit by the Milky Way, northern lights,
and a universe of wonders. These images complement Ashley's text, which includes clear explanations
of astronomical phenomena, traditional Blackfoot stories, Glacier National Park geology and history,
and entertaining tales of his own run-ins with curious critters and park rangers. Ashley rallies readers
to combat light pollution, a problem that has begun to erode the ancient beauty of one of the last truly
dark places in the country.

Includes lists of resources, upcoming night sky events, table of moon phases, and extensive sources.

96 pages, 11" x 8 1/2", 118 color photographs, hardcover, sewn: softcover, sewn with French flaps
ISBN: 978-1-59152-178-5 (hardcover)
$39.95
ISBN: 978-1-59152-160-0 (softcover)
$29.95

 


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Grand Lady of the Lake:
The Remarkable Legacy of Yellowstone's Lake Hotel

by Michelle Trappen

published by Red Fox Publications

In 1891, the Northern Pacific Railway began erecting a grand hotel overlooking magnificent Yellowstone Lake to welcome visitors to the magical western park dubbed "Wonderland"—where geysers erupt, waterfalls plunge, and wild animals roam. The oldest hotel in America's national park system has
endured as a destination beloved by millions. Michelle Trappen's photo-packed book celebrates the
hotel's 125th birthday and tells the remarkable story of a true survivor-the Grand Lady of the Lake.

128 pages, 10" x 8", 136 photographs, 2 maps, references, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-172-3
$19.95


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Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66

by Karen West and Susan Ford-West

photography by Karen West
published by RJW Publishing

In 2014, a group of bold women decided to make history and embark on an unforgettable adventure down America's most famous road—a journey of exploration and sisterhood where they could fulfill every woman's fantasy of leaving-it-all-behind. Their rules were simple: no men, no pets, no kids, and—be nice. Their motto: "We have more fun than anyone!"

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66, by Karen West and Susan Ford-West, chronicles the epic 2,448 mile adventure that may have set a world record. Share the wild ride of over 300 adventurous "Sisters" from the national outdoor women's group, Sisters on the Fly, as they tow their vintage trailers and tell their stories while crossing America's Mother Road from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, experience Route 66's iconic tourist sites, rodeos, dances, karaoke, shopping, museums, flea markets, catered dinners, national parks, parades, dirt roads, and wrong turns.

Through over 500 color photographs and the Sisters' stories of courage and empowerment, grief and moving on, sisterhood and camaraderie, this photo journal of their spirited journey across America's legendary Route 66 will hearten readers young and old to embark upon their own bucket-list adventures.

144 pages, 10" x 8", 526 color photographs, 1 map, index, softcover, sewn with French flaps
ISBN: 978-1-59152-164-8
$29.95


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Just Over the Ridge

by Audrey D. Steinfeldt

published by Audrey D. Steinfeldt

This striking debut novel by Aud Steinfeldt will have readers reflecting on love, loss, and the healing
power of nature. The story follows John Tousette, a born outdoorsman and the only child of a dysfunctional home, who works to build a life for himself on the Montana Hi-Line. He draws on
his self-dependence to create a successful excavation business and a loving home with his wife,
May, and son, Cally. When a careless instant tears away something they hold dear, their carefully constructed life threatens to come toppling down. Will the Tousettes find the strength to climb
out of the ruins?

296 pages, 6" x 9", softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-158-7
$14.95


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Yellowstone & Grand Teton Splendor

by Dennis W. Linnehan

text and photography by Dennis W. Linnehan
published by Dennis W. Linnehan

Here's your invitation to savor the awe-inspiring beauty of two of our nation's most beloved national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, near dawn. Accomplished photographer Dennis William Linnehan captures the parks' diversity, photographing dramatic Grand Teton vistas, the delicate patterns of a Yellowstone thermal feature, and even a tender moment between a moose cow and calf. Interpretive captions describe the forces behind each incredible sight. Linnehan's artistic eye and the parks' amazing views make Yellowstone & Grand Teton Splendor a special keepsake.

176 pages, 12" x 9", 276 color photographs, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-152-5
$29.95
 


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The Cow's Girl
The Making of a Real Cowgirl

by Charlotte Caldwell

text and photography by Charlotte Caldwell
published by Barn Board Press

For aspiring cowgirls and cowboys, Charlotte Caldwell's new book, The Cow's Girl: The Making of a Real Cowgirl, will quickly become a favorite. Narrated by Olivia, a lovable Black Angus calf, the book follows a young girl through the seasons on her family's ranch, showing the chores she performs and the fun she has in between. As the Cow's Girl learns he skills it takes to become a real cowgirl, Olivia teaches readers about the tasks required to keep up the ranch and the health of its animals. Vivid descriptions and 76 beautiful, action-filled full-color photographs bring readers aged 7 to 9 into the exciting world of Olivia and the Cow's Girl.

40 pages, 11 x 8 1/2", color photography throughout, softcover, PUR perfect bound
ISBN: 978-1-59152-148-8
$16.95


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Asian Cooking Made Simple:
A Culinary Journey along the Silk Road and Beyond

by Habeeb Salloum

published by Habeeb Salloum

A love of Asian foods and a desire to provide simple ways to cook them drove prolific
food writer Habeeb Salloum to write Asian Cooking Made Simple: A Culinary Journey along the Silk Road and Beyond. This release from Sweetgrass Books details how to cook up the tastiest Vietnamese pho (noodle soup), how to add a little Szechuan spice to dinnertime, and how to create mouthwatering Indian curries and Middle Eastern kebabs. The book itself, complete with color photographs of the dishes, is a journey across half the world, starting in China and working
westward to the Mediterranean.

176 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", color photography throughout, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-134-1
$25.00


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A Circle of Majesty:
A Scenic Journey around Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole and Alta, Wyoming, and Teton Valley, Idaho

by Eric Soyland

text and photography by Eric Soyland
published by Latitude 56° South Publishing and Production, LLC

Beautifully told through prose, poetry, and color photography, A Circle of Majesty traces a transcendent journey from the Teton Valley to the Yellowstone Plateau and back, traveling the length of the Teton Mountains. The Wagon Master, first introduced in Soyland's Our Land Our Soul, narrates the journey
as he and his fellow explorers wonder at the incredible wildlife and magnificent scenery along their
"circle of majesty." Soyland's photographs provide the perfect illustration of this awe-inspiring land.
The fictional pioneer's message is one that endures beyond his own time: appreciate and conserve
the beauty of Yellowstone and the Tetons.

96 pages, 11.75" x 9", color photography throughout, softcover, PUR perfect bound
ISBN: 978-1-59152-145-7
$24.95


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Destination: Butte, Montana

by Colleen Clancy Hansen

published by Colleen Clancy Hansen

Butte, Montana, was once the "richest hill on earth," a source of amazing wealth and the copper that eventually wired America. In Destination: Butte, Montana, Colleen Clancy Hansen tells the stories of Butte's early years through the lives of her ancestors from Wales and Ireland. From the late 1800s forward, the Johns, Davises, and Clancys witnessed firsthand the War of the Copper Kings, the Tong Wars, the Granite Mountain Mine disaster that killed more than 160 men, the Spanish flu pandemic, and two world wars.
A retired secondary school teacher of English, Clancy skillfully weaves the families' personal tragedies
and triumphs into Butte's grand drama, following the rise and fall of copper barons, the emergence of America's labor movement (and the violent backlash), and the tapestry of ethnic communities that
proudly produced more than half of the country's copper.

160 pages, 6" x 9", 32 b/w photographs, index, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-141-9
$17.99


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Eastern Montana

by Leland Howard and Lynna Howard

photography by Leland Howard
text by Lynna Howard
published by Al-Myra Communications

The beauty of eastern Montana's rolling prairies, wild rivers, and far-flung ranches is captured like never before in Eastern Montana, published by Al-Myra Communications of Miles City. With stunning full-color images by award-winning photographer Leland Howard and insightful writing by award-winning author Lynna Howard, Eastern Montana is an informative and beautiful celebration of the culture and landscapes of this unique region, a treat for even longtime Montanans.

144 pages, 11" x 8 1/2", 107 color photographs, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-137-2
$24.95


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A Prairie Year:
Messages to Max

by George Rohde

photography by George Rohde
foreword by Bruce Lytle
published by Beverly Rohde

After a long, arduous battle with cancer, George Rohde decided to make a living doing what he loved most: observing the northern prairie. The avid field biologist honed his photography skills and sold his work at craft shows, most in the form of notecards which he also sent to his grandson Max. A Prairie Year: Messages to Max is a collection of these engaging notecards that tell the story of the prairie over the course of a year. Beautiful photographs of animals in their natural state make up 12 chapters that take readers on a visual journey through the seasons on the vast grassland. Explanatory text paints a picture of life on the prairie and offers Rohde's own thoughts and musings, allowing readers to share his wonder and love of this majestic grassland. A Prairie Year is an informative book for all who enjoy learning about the natural
world around them.

136 pages, 11" x 8 1/2", 152 color photographs, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-126-6
$19.95


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A Hard Won Life:
A Boy on His Own on the Montana Frontier

by H. Norman Hyatt

Based on the hand-written memoir of Fred Van Blaricom, this true story recounts a life of hardship and hope in the Montana Territory during the late 1800s. Told in Fred's affable voice and rich with historical detail, A Hard Won Life is a coming-of-age story packed with adventures and grounded in the remarkable lives of the earliest homesteaders—men and women—of the Lower Yellowstone. Meet young Teddy Roosevelt, famed buffalo hunter Vic Smith, saloon owners, devious outlaws, and persistent sheriffs. Working as a cowboy, young Freddie broke horses, helped catch a horse thief, survived the cattle-killing winter of 1886, and at age ten rode alone 100 miles to work a season on a ranch in the Dakota Territories. Fred's was a life of struggle against many obstacles, but he overcame them or abided them with no complaint. As he himself put it: "The hero was throwed, but the horse was tamed." Meticulously
researched and superbly written, A Hard Won Life is a tale of bravery, determination, and one boy's embodiment of the spirit of Montana.

584 pages, 6" x 9", 12 b/w photographs, map, appendix, index, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket and softcover available
ISBN: 978-1-59152-129-7 (hardcover)
$35.00
ISBN: 978-1-59152-128-0 (softcover)
$25.00


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The Cow's Boy:
The Making of a Real Cowboy

by Charlotte Caldwell

text and photography by Charlotte Caldwell
published by Barn Board Press

Growing up on a working cattle ranch involves some serious responsibilities but also rough-and-tumble fun. It's a childhood connected to the natural rhythms and rewards of life on the land, surrounded by cows, pigs, chickens, and abundant wildlife. In The Cow's Boy: The Making of a Real Cowboy, Charlotte Caldwell revels in the daily life of a boy on a ranch who raises Luna, a Black Angus heifer calf. Luna's Cow's Boy feeds her and shelters her from the cold and snow. Spring eases into summer chores, driving the herd
to higher pastures and moving wheel lines to water the alfalfa crop. But there's also time to ride dirt bikes and climb trees. As Luna grows, so does her boy, rising to his responsibilities and teaching kids at a riding camp how to clean and groom horses. He also learns to use a lasso, to Luna's chagrin.

Richly illustrated with 67 beautiful, action-filled full-color photographs, The Cow's Boy is instantly engaging for readers aged 7 to 9, and the charismatic Luna and her boy will charm grownups reading to younger children. Told in a warm, playful voice, the story celebrates the joys and values of a close-knit family working and playing together on their slice of ranch paradise.

40 pages, 11" x 8 1/2", 67 color photographs, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-125-9
$16.95


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Inaccessible

by Richard Layne

text and photography by Richard Layne

Taut with suspense and life-or-death action, Inaccessible follows author Richard Layne on four solo treks into Glacier's backcountry in near-lethal winter conditions. Layne is irresistibly drawn to a traverse of the remote high cirque named Hole in the Wall despite the risks—sheer cliffs, howling storms, hungry grizzly bears, and raging avalanches. Park rangers warn that Hole in the Wall is inaccessible in winter, only fueling Layne's determination to go there.

Staggering under a 90-pound backpack through rotten snowpack, facing isolation, disastrous weather, and utter exhaustion, the 59-year-old Layne rises to the challenge one step at a time in a tale that celebrates grit and courage as their own reward. His clear, direct prose and full-color photographs will carry hardy mountaineers and armchair adventurers alike right to the edge.

248 pages, 6" x 9", 45 color photographs, 3 maps, hardcover, sewn and softcover available
ISBN: 978-1-59152-119-8 (hardcover)
$27.95
ISBN: 978-1-59152-118-1 (softcover)
$19.95
 


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Have You Ever Seen a Bear with a Purple Smile?

by Laura Budds

illustrations by Kadie Zimmerman
published by As Big As the Sky Publishing

Have you ever seen a bear with a purple smile? The woods are full of them during huckleberry season.
You just have to know where to look.

How does a bear get a purple smile? From eating sweet, juicy huckleberries found in secret patches throughout the woods! In this charming rhyming tale, hop through the woods with a family of bunnies
on the hunt for a bear wearing a purple smile. Beautiful and vibrant watercolor illustrations by Kadie Zimmerman fill the pages of this delightful children's story by Laura Budds.

Have You Ever Seen a Bear with a Purple Smile? is a wonderful and entertaining tool to teach young children about huckleberrying and huckleberry season. Fully illustrated! For ages 3-7 years old.

16 pages, 11" x 8 1/2", color illustrations throughout, hardcover, sewn

ISBN: 978-1-59152-114-3
$16.95


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Goosetown in Their Own Words, 1900-1945:
An Oral History of Anaconda's Ethnic,
Working-Class Neighborhood


by Alice Finnegan

published by Alice Finnegan

Join researcher and author Alice Finnegan in Goosetown in Their Own Words 1900-1945, on a historical journey of Anaconda, Montana. Learn how its eastside became known as Goosetown through personal accounts of the town's citizens and through historic black-and-white photographs. Finnegan, with the
help of others, interviewed many of Goosetown's residents and recorded their interviews, thus preserving an oral history for generations to come. Now, thanks to Goosetown In Their Own Words 1900-1945, that
oral history is documented and detailed in writing. From how the name Goosetown was created to the entertainment, sports, and recreation at the time, to historic events and even the prohibition—it's all chronicled and captured in writing by Finnegan.

248 pages, 6" x 9", 74 b/w photographs, 3 illustrations, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-110-5
$17.95


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Aden's Thought of Many Colors

by Mary Dennis

illustrations by Monarca Merrifield
published by Prairie Winds Publications


Aden is a lively little boy who likes to find the answers to the questions that he has. On this particular day, Aden overhears some fishermen talking, and what they are saying confuses him. After a few days of trying to figure it out for himself, Aden decides that he will ask someone who is always willing to listen and help. Auntie!!

Auntie has the perfect solution to the question that he is trying to answer, and takes him on an adventure through the woods to a hidden place where some friends live. It will be those friends that will help Aden understand one of the most important lessons that he will ever learn.

Aden's Thought of Many Colors is a story of hope and understanding, humor and insight, for readers of
all ages.

ISBN: 978-1-59152-100-6
$9.95 (e-book only!)

 


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Nature's Keeper:
John Ripley Forbes and the Children's Nature Movement

by Gary Ferguson

published by John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve

Once hailed by Time magazine as "the Johnny Appleseed of nature museums," John Ripley Forbes arguably did as much as anyone in history to keep the wonders of nature alive for America's children.

Through seven decades of passionate, tireless effort, Forbes helped create outdoor-based science and learning centers in more than 200 communities across the country.

Nature's Keeper chronicles the life of this extraordinary educator, from his teen years with renowned conservationist William Hornaday, to his celebrated "animal lending libraries" of the 1950s and 1960s,
to his final preservation victories at the end of the twentieth century.

216 pages, 5 3/8" x 8 1/4", 27 b/w photographs, 1 color photograph, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket and softcover available
ISBN: 978-1-59152-086-3 (hardcover)
$24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59152-085-6 (softcover)
$14.95

 


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Becoming Dinosaurs:
A Prehistoric Perspective on Climate Change Today—
What's Happened Before, What's Happening Now,
and What We Might Do to Avoid Extinction


by David Trexler

published by Timeline Designs, LLC

Unlike most books on climate change, this one examines the current trends in climate—and predictions
for the future—relative to similar events in Earth's history. This history paints a picture of repeated cataclysms in which most life on Earth was lost. However, our planet now hosts a species potentially capable of mitigating, regulating, and/or moderating the factors affecting global climate. According to widely accepted data, we have a narrowing window of time to make the necessary changes before we become just another name on a long list of species wiped out through climate catastrophes. Trexler,
a paleontologist in Montana, makes powerful and specific suggestions for how the challenges facing
our planet can be lessened or avoided.

208 pages, 6" x 9", 60 color photographs and illustrations, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-092-4
$29.95


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Witness to History:
The Remarkable Untold Story
of Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana


by John D. Ellingsen

edited by Clay Scott
foreword by Amy Sullivan, Executive Director, Montana History Foundation
published by the Montana History Foundation

Witness to History, by Virginia City Curator Emeritus John D. Ellingsen, is a delightful and often
moving book, unusual among writings on the Gold Rush era of Montana and the West. It is part
history, part memoir, and part passionate essay about the importance of historic preservation. 

The book details the origins of Virginia City and Nevada City—their rough beginnings and their glory days. It also offers a unique perspective on the restoration and saving of Virginia and Nevada Cities by
a man who has dedicated his entire life to that cause. More than two dozen historical photographs help
to tell one of the most significant stories of historic preservation in the western United States.

80 pages, 9 1/8" x 8 1/8,"  27 b/w photographs, 8 color photographs, 9 illustrations,
hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-090-0
$24.95


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Long Way Home:
Journeys of a Chinese Montanan

by Flora Wong with Tom Decker

published by Wing Shing Company LLC

In 1936, seven-year-old Flora Wong, her parents, and her seven siblings left their home in Boston
and set out across the Pacific Ocean on a twenty-one-day voyage to return to their parents'
home village in rural southern China. Flora's father and mother sought a new, quiet life for
their young family in their native land.

But this was a different China, and Flora's family would not find the peace they sought. China's Communist Party had begun its rise toward revolution. And in 1937, Japan launched a full-scale
invasion of China. Within a few years of her arrival, full-scale world war engulfed Flora's new home. 

Amid the turmoil, Flora and her family managed to build a modest life in their small village. In time, this young girl whose only home had been Boston, learned to tend the rice and vegetables, draw water from
the town well, sew simple clothes and trap frogs and beetles. Her education ended in the second grade.

At eighteen, Flora was told she was engaged to be married. Working to ensure the survival of her six daughters, Chen Sun Ho had set a plan in motion to arrange marriages for each in the United States
so they could return to the safety of their home country. 

Flora began a new life in rugged Montana, worlds away from her small village. It was here that the
timid girl grew into a wife, mother, business owner, and athlete. Now, some sixty years later, Flora Wong retraces her family's odyssey as she shares candid insights, heartbreaking tragedies, and personal triumphs. 

Hers is a story of an authentic, ordinary person facing extraordinary challenges—the story of one Chinese Montana's long way home. 

248 pages, 6" x 9", 20 b/w photographs, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-083-2
$18.00


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Our Land Our Soul:
Majestic Teton Valley—The Tetons' Western Slope

by Eric I. Soyland

text and photography by Eric I. Soyland
published by Latitude 56° South Publishing and Production, LLC

A passion for wide, open spaces inspired Eric I. Soyland to publish a collection of his photographs
and writings on the majestic Teton Valley of Idaho and Wyoming. 

Written from the point of view of a wagon master journeying with settlers to the area from Utah
and Idaho Territory in 1887 and then returning more than 100 years later, Our Land, Our Soul:
Majestic Teton Valley—The Tetons' Western Slope
features 102 photographs and Soyland's poetry
and prose that celebrate the rare beauty of the region. 

This is the first book devoted solely to the Teton's western slope, Soyland indicates, and it was
a true labor of love.

Soyland wrote the text from the point of view of a wagon master because he was intrigued by
what early settlers felt when they saw this magnificent valley for the first time, and what they
might think could they return in 2011.

Soyland says his goal is to inspire others to protect the landscape and the wildlife that inhabits
it so that in another hundred years, and for generations to come, this magical place will remain
unchanged. 

96 pages, 12" x 9", 102 color photographs, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-081-8 (hardcover)
$32.95
ISBN: 978-1-59152-135-8 (Ebook: mobipocket file only; fixed layout)
$9.95


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An Uncommon Journey:
The History of Old Dawson County, Montana Territory:
The Biography of Stephen Norton Van Blaricom,
A True Story of the First Settlers of the Last West

by H. Norman Hyatt

published by H. Norman Hyatt

Based on the memoir of Stephen Norton Van Blaricom, An Uncommon Journey details the origins
of Dawson County, Montana, in the late 1800s.

The oldest of nine children, Van Blaricom left home at the age of thirteen and worked for many
of northeastern Montana's earliest ranches. After working for the Northern Pacific Railroad,
he married Maud Griselle, one of the first female telegraphers for the Northern Pacific.

More than a family history, An Uncommon Journey tells the personal stories of many of the first settlers
of this last West: buffalo hunters, cattlemen, train drivers, early tradesmen, saloonkeepers, scallywags,
and lawmen.

This is the story of many of the long-forgotten first settlers of old Dawson County and how they met
the challenges of a country that was then primitive and remote at its best and deadly at its worst.
For all of them it was, indeed, An Uncommon Journey.

512 pages, 6" x 9", 18 b/w photographs, 7 illustrations, 7 maps, index, appendix,
hardcover, dust jacket and softcover available
ISBN: 978-1-59152-057-3 (hardcover)
$34.95
ISBN: 978-1-59152-056-6 (softcover)
$24.95

 


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As I Remember, Volume I:
Stories of Eastern Montana's Pioneers

by Gladys Mullet Kauffman

As told to Gladys Mullet Kauffman
published by Gladys Mullet Kauffman

In 1964, during Montana's territorial centennial year, Gladys Mullet Kauffman of Glendive, Montana, noticed the dwindling number of pioneers who had settled eastern Montana. Too many of them were taking their stories to the grave. So Mrs. Kauffman, despite having nine children at home, undertook
the task of documenting these pioneers' stories. This fascinating volume is the result of that work.

384 pages, 6'' x 9'', 25 b/w photographs, 1 illustrations, 1 map, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-031-3
$15.00


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As I Remember, Volume II:
Stories of Eastern Montana's Pioneers

by Gladys Mullet Kauffman

As told to Gladys Mullet Kauffman
published by Gladys Mullet Kauffman


This is the second volume of stories from Montana's early pioneers, as told to Gladys Mullet Kauffman. Highlights of this follow-up volume include: early settlers' first impressions of their new home in the badlands, likely the first prediction that Theodore Roosevelt would become president, the previously unpublished interview with Montana artist J. K. Ralston, and stories from a former Montana Governor
and First Lady.

416 pages, 6'' x 9'', 33 b/w photographs, 4 illustrations, 4 maps, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-037-5
$15.00


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Exploring Washington's Backroads:
Highways and Hometowns of the Evergreen State

by John J. Deviny

text and photography by John J. Deviny
published by Wilder Productions


With stunning photographs and inspiring, often provocative, stories, Exploring Washington's Backroads takes you off the beaten path and into the colorful soul of the Evergreen State. This book
will seduce the roadtrip adventurer with its romantic imagery and thoughtful, descriptive clarity.
Even the more existentially challenged will thoroughly enjoy these seventeen fun and whimsical
excursions around one of North America's most beautifully diverse regions.

80 pages, 9 1/8'' x 8 1/8'', 1 b/w photograph, 71 color photographs, 52 illustrations, 35 maps,
softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-017-7
$14.95


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Montana, Too:
A Book of Montana History in Story Poems

by Bonnie Buckley Maldonado

published by An Seanchai Imprint

The rural people of Montana whom you will meet in these colorful poems refused to leave when they lost homesteads and ranches, suffered through the Great Depression, and endured ruthless cycles of drought and cruel winters with resulting loss of land, crops, and livestock. The poems are spoken in the words of grandfathers, courageous men and women, and resourceful children who persevered in the relentless climate of the east side of the Rocky Mountain Front.

80 pages, 6'' x 9'', 20 b/w photographs, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-040-5
$15.00


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Sharks:
A 400 Million Year Journey

written and illustrated by Ted Rechlin

published by Rextooth Studios

Action! Science! Amazing Art! Epic Showdowns! Experience the history of planet earth as seen
through the eyes of the coolest sharks of past and present in this thrilling graphic novel adventure!

From the mind of Ted Rechlin, author and illustrator of Jurassic and Dinosaurs Live! comes the
thrilling new epoch-spanning adventure Sharks, a life-science graphic novel adventure. Sharks have
been cruising our planet's waters for millions of years. They were here long before humanity and
even pre-date the dinosaurs. Rechlin weaves a captivating history of strange and ancient shark species
while sharing insights into the distant past of life on Earth. The amazing and action-packed art teaches
readers of all ages how these legendary ocean dwellers got their start—and how they developed into
the sharks we know today. Educational, fascinating, and beautifully produced, this is the perfect book
for budding marine biologists, comic fans, and enthusiasts of these ancient apex predators of the deep.

• Newest installment in series of educational, IMAX-style adventure comics that includes
   Tyrannosaurus RexBearsJurassic and more.
• 96 Action-packed pages featuring Megladon, Helicoprion, Xenacanthus, Great Whits, and more!
• High Plains Book Award nominated author/illustrator
• Author available for interviews, presentations, and singings upon request
• Full-color illustrations engage readers ages 6 and up in a beautiful hardbound format.

96 pages, 6 3/4" x 10 1/4", color illustrations throughout, hardcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-213-3
$19.95


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Painting Missouri:
The Counties en Plein Air

text by Karen Glines
illustrations by Billyo O'Donnell

published by Karen Glines and Billyo O'Donnell

With more counties than most other states, Missouri posed a unique challenge for Billyo O'Donnell. Setting out to create an outdoor painting on location—en plein air—for each of Missouri's 114 counties plus the city of St. Louis, this award-winning artist devoted years of travel and logged more than 150,000 miles to capture the many textures of a multifaceted state.

Painting Missouri is an extraordinarily rich collection of scenes and seasons along the highways and byways of the Show-Me State. Turn these pages to find a farmer driving a combine in a Ray County cornfield or the Benedictine convent in Nodaway County or mist rising from snow at sunrise in Prairie State Park. Here are scenes both familiar and intimate: farmhouse and barns, Lover's Leap in Hannibal, and the view
of St. Louis from the roof of the Cathedral Basilica. O'Donnell even captured Pierce City before a tornado destroyed the town in 2003—and painted Canton from a vista that another twister had newly opened.

Karen Glines provides essential historical information about the counties, from interesting facts about their foundings and names to the stories behind their courthouses. Drawing on extensive research in many local historical societies, Glines shares what she learned about the early histories and present concerns of the state's diverse regions, including local anecdotes, Civil War stories, and insights into the roles of Native Americans in regional history. Additional comments by O'Donnell relate some of his experiences while creating the paintings. Paintings and essays combine to create a masterful volume that immerses the
reader in the passion that both artist and writer feel for the state's beauty.

"In Missouri," observes O'Donnell, "I have found all that an artist needs, and beyond this, I have found
an even deeper connection to place." For all who pick up Painting Missouri, that connection will surely resound.

248 pages, 11 5/8" x 8 1/2", 116 paintings, 1 map, index, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-201-0
$49.95


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Stella and the Bubble Man

by Colleen Clancy Hansen

illustrations by Anait Semirdzhyan
published by Colleen Clancy Hansen

 

In this beautifully illustrated story with a special message, we meet young Stella. Her expectation of
the "perfect vacation" spoils some special moments. When Stella pouts and stomps down the boardwalk because of gray skies, she is surprised to see new and unexpected marvels. However, nothing piques her interest like the man in the red-and-white-striped T-shirt. Before she knows it, Stella is mesmerized and surrounded by a magical moment.

32 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", illustrated throughout, hardcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-192-1
$19.95


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A Country Doctor and the Epidemics:
Montana 1917-1918—A Historical Novella

by Steven D. Helgerson

published by Steven D. Helgerson

Can a country doctor alter the fate of his patients? Or his own fate?

In mid October 1918 the largest epidemic of the 2oth Century struck in a small eastern Montana town. Within a few weeks influenza had killed dozens of people in the rural county. But this was just one of
a series of extraodinary events attacking the social fabric of the community in 1917 and 1918.

Rich in detail, broad in scope, this story places a fictional physician in the midst of the riveting events
of those years. The physician grieves the death of his wife and unborn child. He is deeply troubled
by the limitations of medical science. Then he is tragically enveloped by yet another epidemic.

What is the fate of this country doctor?

152 pages, 6" x 9", softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-191-4
$16.95


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More Adventures of a Montana Misfit:
Still Coming of Age in the 60s

by Lyle Manley

published by Lyle Manley

This volume continues Adventures of a Misfit: Coming of Age in the 50s and 60s. Inspired by true events,
the story picks up in 1962 as the narrator begins junior high school in Bozeman, Montana. With an awkward—and occasionally hilarious—attempt to navigate teenage society, the author endures a stint
in the Boy Scouts, camping trips, Little League baseball, a paper route, art projects gone awry, excruciating embarrassments, and a lesson showing there is no career in being a wise guy. In high school, things begin to change rapidly with the overwhelming impulse to be one of the popular students. With this, the narrator's notions of the world become ever more at odds with reality. Soon, drinking escapades become increasingly reckless, resulting in arrest, fraternizing with lawyers, and jail. Before the author's senior year of high school, the family moves to Great Falls, Montana. The process of attending a new school while surviving what was left behind results in further exploits for the highlight reel. The late 1960s bring the Viet Nam War and social turmoil even to Montana, mirroring the narrator's disorientation.

6" x 9", 20 b/w photos, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-187-7
$24.00


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My Name is Sara:
I am a Racehorse!

by Jay Hahnkamp

illustrations by Bonnie Shields
published by Jay Hahnkamp


Jay Hahnkamp's newest book, My Name is Sara: I am a Racehorse!, is a story based on one of the author's calves from his family's Montana ranch. They named the calf Sara after a girl they have known for years. Like the calf, Sara was different by many people's standards, but very loved and protected.

Sara, the fictitious character in the book based on the author's calf, is not "normal" by bovine standards,
but like the girl Sara, she is the most loved and protected critter in the barnyard. You see, Sara doesn't know she's different. She believes she can be anything—even a racehorse!

Sara's adventures will inspire young and old alike. Accompanied by fifteen charming illustrations by
Bonnie Shields and nine photos of the real calf Sara and her family, My Name is Sara is a touching story
that will become a heart-warming favorite.

32 pages, 8 1/2" x 8 1/2", 9 b/w photographs, 14 b/w illustrations, 1 color illustration, softcover
ISBN: 978--1-59152-184-6
$11.95


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Living Yellowstone:
The Park 10 and 25 Years After the Fires

by Michel Pierre

text and photography by Michel Pierre
published by Michel Pierre


Yellowstone, the oldest national park in the world, is not only one of the most wonderful places on earth, but also one of the most active. By comparing pictures taken at the same places at different times between 1998 and 2015, the book illustrates the short-term evolution of the landscapes and features of the park.

80 pages, 8 1/2" x 12 1/2", 182 color photographs, 3 maps, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-182-2
$19.95

 

 


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Stone Revelations of the Last Ice Age:
Ancient Mid-Atlantic Relief Sculptures
of Human Faces and Extinct Megafauna

by Harold E. Young, Jr.

published by Hardtrigger Ranch Publishing Company

In 2011, retired doctor Hal Young discovered perfectly preserved prehistoric stone sculptures that
revealed a pictorial history of the Pleistocene epoch in Albemarle County, Virginia. With 188 color photos, 3 illustrations, 1 map, and index, Stone Revelations of the Last Ice Age documents a world many thought never existed, displaying sculptures of over 35 ice age species and at least 10 unprecedented examples of human faces. The book features ancient artwork that is an astonishing testimony to the earliest human occupation of North America. These ancient artifacts offer insight to many unsolved mysteries of the last ice age, the First People, and extinct megafauna. It's the only book of its kind on the market to include incredible new findings on the Pleistocene epoch. Stone Revelations is a must read for anyone interested in archaeology
and North American prehistory.

184 pages, 12" x 10 1/2", 189 color photographs, 3 illustrations, 1 map, index, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-173-0
$49.95


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Volcanoes:
What's Hot and What's Not on Earth and in Our Solar System


by Ian Lange

published by Ian Lange

Unmatched in their power and violence, volcanoes are also beautiful and surprisingly beneficial.
As revealed in Volcanoes: What's Hot and What's Not on Earth and in our Solar System, the molten rock beneath our feet continues to shape our world and contributes to the chemistry of life itself. Join geologist and educator Ian Lange for an in-depth survey of volcanism, from magma generation, plate tectonics, caldera formation, and hot spots to basalt floods, pyroclastic flows, lahars, super volcanoes, and more. Lange also explains topics seldom covered in volcano books, such as magma chemistry, volcanic production of metals and minerals, life on hydrothermal vents, and ash effects on aviation.

Discover the fascinating answers to some of science's greatest puzzles: Why do some volcanoes explode violently while others slowly ooze lava? How does water make eruptions more explosive? Which of Earth's volcanoes are the most dangerous? Can volcanic eruptions be predicted? How do eruptions effect the Earth's climate? Where is the largest volcano in our solar system?

With clear, lively text, 70 photographs, and 54 illustrations, Volcanoes: What's Hot and What's Not on Earth and in Our Solar System is a must-read for the scientist and layperson alike.

200 pages, 9" x 12", 13 b/w photographs, 78 color photos, 61 illustrations, 47 maps, index, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-168-6
$39.95


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Tyrannosaurus Rex

by Ted Rechlin

written and illustrationed by Ted Rechlin
foreword by SUE the T. rex
published by Rextooth Studios


Meet Cobalt, a 40-foot-long, 7 ton apex predator. Cobalt is a Tyrannosaurus rex, the most famous
dinosaur of all. He is trying to stake out a territory of his own—not an easy task, even for a T. rex!
Based on all the latest science, Ted Rechlin's educational graphic novel brings the Cretaceous world
and the King of the Dinosaurs to life like never before in a fun graphic novel format.

80 pages, 7" x 10 1/2", color illustrations throughout, hardcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-174-7
$16.95


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40 Years from the Brink of Extinction:
America's Bald Eagle

by John D. Chaney

text and photography by John D. Chaney
published by John D. Chaney


Bald eagles get a warm salute in 40 Years from the Brink of Extinction, a handsome photography book by John D. Chaney that collects 40 years of his work documenting America's favorite bird. This large-format hardcover features 63 beautiful photographs of eagles in their natural habitat, interspersed with interesting facts about our national symbol. Chaney's photographs capture eagles' majesty in flight, on the hunt, raising their chicks, and interacting with others. Bird lovers, nature enthusiasts, and true-blue patriots
will be proud to display this volume on their coffee tables.

80 pages, 13 1/2" x 11", 1 b/w photograph, 62 color photographs, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-161-7
$39.95


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Sam's Big Deer:
Hunting Adventures With Sam West, Book One

by James Stearns

illustrations by Jason King
published by JSM, Inc.


Join us on a big adventure! Sam West and his best pal Pepper (just call him Pep!) don't get to go hunting in the big woods with Dad because everyone says they are still too small. But Sam thinks, "I can find a deer," and that is just what he plans to do! Follow along as the duo hike their way through the wild forests of
their backyard, hoping to find a GREAT. . . BIG . . . DEER. 

24 pages, 11" x 8 1/2", color illustrations throughout, hardcover, sewn

ISBN: 978-1-59152-163-1
$18.95


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Plan B:
There's a Time in Everyone's Life
When Tomorrow Becomes Real


by Nadin Garcia

published by Nadin Garcia

Take it from Nadin Garcia: Plan A might just be the worst path to take. If Plan A has led you to a dark place, like it did for Garcia, you will find inspiration in Garcia's new book, Plan B. Garcia broke free of his cycle
of crimes and prison stays by changing his mindset, and you can too. Plan B will help you understand how you got here and inspire you to take responsibility for your past and future. With Garcia's wisdom, find your way free of the self-destructive patterns in your life.

56 pages, 6'' x 9'', softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-162-4
$11.99


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The Ground Squirrels Take Glacier, Maybe. . .

by Sandra Johnson

written and illustrated by Sandra Johnson
published by L. Sandra Johnson


A spunky Ground Squirrel who lives at Lake McDonald Lodge wants to take over Glacier National Park, but first he must scare the gardener away. This story tells how this Ground Squirrel and his pals carry
out his plan. Anyone who has struggled with squirrels in their gardens and lawns will enjoy this story
of a gardener contending with pesky squirrels as she tries to make the flower beds beautiful for the
guests and visitors. 

32 pages, 8 1/2'' x 11'', color illustrated throughout, softcover, PUR perfect bound
ISBN: 978-1-59152-157-0
$12.95


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Happiness is a Warm Carcass:
Assorted Sordid Stories from the Photographer in the Midst

by David Peterson

published by David Peterson

There's a mantra David Peterson hears daily from Yellowstone tourists: "How did you become a professional photographer?" In answer to the question, or perhaps to dodge it, Peterson has written down twenty years' worth of his humorous, partly true stories. Dodging grizzlies, rangers, and oddball tourists
in the summer, getting his fill of Asian customs in the winter, Peterson's life is rife with opportunities for hilarity. Thanks to his off-the-wall wit, you'll be laughing at Peterson's misadventures through Yellowstone, southeast Asia, and even Omaha. But mostly, Peterson predicts, you'll be laughing at Peterson.

224 pages, 6'' x 9'', softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-155-6
$14.95


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The Secret Lives of Us Kids:
A Childhood Memoir 1941-1945

by Bonnie Buckley Maldonado
in collaboration with Patrick F. Buckley III

A memoir told in poetry equal parts heartbreaking and beautiful, The Secret Lives of Us Kids opens the door to the lives of four siblings trying to survive in the oilfields of northern Montana. The Buckley children grasp hope and each other despite their father's drinking, their mother's mental health issues, and their country's tailspin from the Great Depression to World War II. The hardships and simple pleasures told
by Bonnie Buckley Maldonado and her brother Patrick F. Buckley will resound with readers of childhood memoirs, Western history, and poetry alike.

88 pages, 6" x 9", 15  b/w photographs, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-149-5
$13.95


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Adventures of a Misfit:
Coming of Age in the 50s and 60s

by Lyle Manley

published by Lyle Manley

Filled with the hilarious musings of a playful boy growing up in the 1950s, Lyle Manley's memoir Adventures of a Misfit: Coming of Age in the 50s and 60s is sure to delight anyone from the young to the young at heart. Manley recounts his escapades as a mischievous, graffiti-scribbling boy who moves from the Californian suburbs to the Wild West of Pony, Montana, and eventually to Bozeman, Montana. Whether dodging
the gaze of meddling adults with his clan of cousins, facing the trials and tribulations of fitting in at a
new school, or etching his 'prose' on any surface he can find, young Lyle's adventures and misadventures
are a nostalgic trip back to childhood and the mid-century West.

480 pages, 6" x 9", 22 b/w photographs, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-146-4
$24.00


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A Different Jesus:
A Christian Theology Big Enough for an Interfaith World

by Jan G. Linn

published by Jan G. Linn

In his bold book A Different Jesus: A Christian Theology Big Enough for an Interfaith World, Jan Linn presents an eye-opening perspective on the place of Jesus and Christianity in a changing world. As he examines the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection, Linn reveals that a welcoming Christianity, one that does not claim to be the only means of salvation, is not only possible, but grounded in scripture. As our multicultural, interfaith world continues to grow smaller, Linn's insight offers a way for Christians
to be firm in their own faith while lovingly embracing our brothers and sisters of different faiths.

104 pages, 6" x 9", softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-144-0
$12.95


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Unbroken Web:
The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay

by Gary Beaudoin

published by Gary Beaudoin

Longtime art collector Gary Beaudoin gives readers a rare glimpse into the world of modern Navajo
(or Diné) weavers in his book Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay. Beaudoin and the three generations of Begay weavers: grandmother Mary, mother Lucy, and daughter Ellen, celebrate the spirit
of the Southwest in a profoundly personal way. The freshly redesigned work features nineteen exquisite wool textiles crafted by the Begay women, complete with notes about the inspirations and traditions behind the creation of each. Color photographs show the textiles, the weavers at work, and the
timeless landscapes that have inspired their ancestors for centuries.

48 pages, 10" x 12", 60 color photographs, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-131-0
$20.00


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Yellowstone: Near, Far & Wild:
a comprehensive look at our first
National Park including the Tetons

by David Peterson

published by David Peterson

Iconic landscapes and wildlife spring to life in David Peterson's photography book, Yellowstone: Near,
Far & Wild
. A longtime park resident, Peterson has hiked countless miles and even taken to the air
to bring the reader fresh views of familiar locations in Yellowstone, scenes in the remote backcountry,
and images of Yellowstone's incredible wildlife in action. A treat for first-time visitors and park experts alike, the book captures the amazing diversity of America's most treasured national park.

136 pages, 11 3/4" x 9", 174 color photographs, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-130-3
$21.95


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American Plains Bison:
Rewilding An Icon

by James A. Bailey

published by Dr. James A. Bailey

For many, plains bison are the embodiment of wildness and the pre-settlement American West. After millennia of evolution through natural selection, however, the species was nearly wiped out, only to be subjected to domestication for more than 100 years. Domestication alters the bison genome through inbreeding, crossing with cattle genes, shrinking genetic diversity and artificial selection. These forces continue to replace natural selection and valued wild characteristics of bison. Does the future hold only continued domestication for plains bison in the United States? With a view from over 50 years in the profession of wildlife biology, Bailey probes this and other questions in American Plains Bison: Rewilding
An Icon
. The book presents his original and lively analysis of 44 conservation bison herds on native range
in the United States. He focuses upon the gray area between wildness and domestication and sheds light
on domesticating practices of Native American and government agencies, as well as commercial bison producers. He challenges the profession of wildlife management to expand its views on manipulating wildlife populations. For bison, Bailey makes a strong case for creating large reserves to restore wild
bison and their natural contributions to our grassland ecosystems.

264 pages, 6" x 9", 43 b/w photographs, 3 color photographs, 14 graphs and charts, 8 maps, index, 
softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-123-5
$19.95


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Savor Sweet Christmas:
A Collection of Poems for the Season

by Ann Cogswell

text and photography by Ann Cogswell
published by Ann Cogswell


Just in time for the holidays, Savor Sweet Christmas by Ann Cogswell offers 31 of the author's elegant, enchanting poems on seasonal themes from angel's wings and the manger scene to "puddings and pastries of allspice and clove/And gingerbread boys taking shape in the stove." Each poem speaks to a treasured facet of Christmas, reflecting the grace and rhythms of the winter season. Vibrant tole-style artwork adorns the dust jacket, beautifully echoed in softer tones on interior pages. Several poems are complemented by color photographs, also by Ann Cogswell. Readers young and old are sure
to find delight in Cogswell's invitation to "Savor Sweet Christmas with winter-white roses/
With church-bells and sleigh bells and frosted pink noses."

48 pages, 6" x 6", 9 color photographs, hardcover, sewn, dust jacket
ISBN: 978-1-59152-120-4
$9.95


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Idaho Mountain Wildflowers:
A Photographic Compendium—Third Edition

by A. Scott Earle
and Jane Lundin

published by Larkspur Books

Get a comprehensive look at the lush flora of Idaho's mountains in this third edition of Idaho Mountain Wildflowers: A Photographic Compendium. With beautiful, high-quality color images, and descriptive text
on each flower, this is the most comprehensive guide devoted to the state's wildflowers and flowers of
the Northern Rocky Mountains. From the Apiaceae family to the Violaceae family, Idaho Mountain Wildflowers includes all the flowers a hiker is likely to encounter in Idaho's mountains, and identifies
their place in the spectrum of western wildflowers. This updated third edition includes many additional plants found the panhandle, as well as expanded coverage of the aster family and nonnative plants. This book is the answer to every hiker's question, "what is that plant?"

248 pages, 8 1/2" x 8  1/2", softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-0-615-58854-4
$19.95


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Visions and Voices:
Montana's One-Room Schoolhouses

by Charlotte Caldwell

text and photography by Charlotte Caldwell
foreword by Ivan Doig
published by Barn Board Press

The story of Montana's one-room schoolhouses, as recollected and recounted by those most intimately connected to those places, is the story of the American frontier and the high value placed on education
by those who came to homestead, mine, or work the railroads. It is a story of the Western spirit and of a culture marked by tenacity and endurance. These stories—told by students and teachers, many of whom are now in their eighties or nineties—tell of adventures traveling to and from school, the school day, recess games, family life, daily chores, and above all, the sense of community, as defined by these iconic humble schoolhouses. Their voices share memories and perspectives about a way of life, gone for the most part, and breathe life into these visions of rural heritage.

The preservation of one-room schoolhouses is important, as they are among Montana's first frontier structures. These treasures inform us about ourselves—our history and our culture—through the people who learned and taught in them.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds of this book will be donated to the Preserve Montana Fund, a campaign of collaboration between the Montana Preservation Alliance, the Montana History Foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This donation will serve to create a challenge grant, earmarked for Montana's endangered one-room schoolhouses.

312 pages, 11 3/4" x 9", color photography throughout, 1 map, index, hardcover, PUR adhesive bound,
dust jacket
ISBN: 978-0-9854971-0-1
$24.95


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The Last Buffalo Hunt and Other Stories:
Adventures in the Great American Outdoors

by J. I. Merritt

published by South River Press

Read and relish some of America's greatest outdoor stories and characters in J. I. Merritt's The Last Buffalo Hunt & Other Stories. The stories in this anthology originally appeared in different publications, such as Field and Stream Magazine, and feature legendary Americans as well as some lesser-known figures in history, giving readers a unique first-hand glimpse into the past, names such as the iconic Daniel Boone, John Muir, and Theodore Roosevelt, are woven into the text. Many of the stories and characters played important roles in shaping modern outdoor sports and the United States as we know it today. For example, Ishi, a California Indian, could arguably be responsible for modern day archery as he taught Americans
the sport, equipment, and techniques.

216 pages, 6" x 9", softcover
ISBN 13: 978-1-59152-105-1
$17.95


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A Dog-Gone Tale

by Randy Rupert

illustrations by Robert Rath
published by Triple Tail Publishing

A Dog Gone Tale is the lively story of three pups who go on an exciting adventure and learn a very valuable lesson along the way. The three friends—Bernie the St. Bernard, Goldie the golden retriever, and Peaches the poodle—romp in the park, chasing squirrels and playing fetch. They are so caught up in the fun that they forget their parents' most important rule: don't wander off. The trio realize their mistake and try to retrace their steps—but they are lost. Sticking together, the pups journey through town in search for their parents, hoping to find a way home. With ingenuity, and some luck, they reunite with their parents' and realize the importance of not wandering off. 

When the author Randy Rupert's son was 3, Rupert created the "Dog Story" to help teach the toddler
the importance of not wandering off, in a way he'd understand. His son's love of the tale inspired Rupert
to publish it in a book. Rupert hopes it will help other parents teach a valuable lesson to their own kids.

32 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", fully illustrated throughout, hardcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-084-9
$16.95


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Four Seasons of Wildlife:
Montana and Yellowstone

by G. Vince Fischer

published by G. Vince Fischer

Although Vince Fischer spent his life working in finance and banking, friends and family will tell you
that at heart he's a photographer.

And at 85, Fischer decided it was time that 40 years worth of photographs of Montana and Yellowstone National Park needed to be shared in a book.

Although he's traveled to Denali National Park, as well as the African countries of Kenya and Tanzania, Vince Fischer says that Montana and Yellowstone remain his favorite places to visit and photograph.
"In my opinion, this part of our country is the greatest spot on earth."

Fischer has organized the book by season, beginning with a frost-covered bison in Yellowstone in winter. Spring brings a trio of fox pups and a parade of other adorable baby animals, from moose calves to bighorn lambs. A grizzly sow and her three cubs are the highlights of the summer section, which also includes shots of elusive mountain lions. The rut dominates the fall chapter, with pronghorns battling on the prairie and regal bull elk guarding their harems.

80 pages, 11" x 8 1/2", 142 color photographs, softcover, sewn
ISBN: 978-1-59152-079-5
$19.95


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The House of Bair:
Sheep, Cadillacs and Chippendale

by Lee Rostad

published by Lee Rostad

The House of Bair tells the story of one of the most remarkable families of the early 20th century.

The Bairs built a dynasty in the small ranching community of Martinsdale, Montana. They left behind
a legacy of philanthropy, and displayed in their ranch house, a vast and invaluable collection of American and European art and antiques.

The Bairs left their home as a museum to the people of Montana, a seemingly simple request that ultimately divided friends, sparked numerous lawsuits, and made national headlines. Rostad details the fight of the community to save the ranch museum and uphold the wishes of these beloved and colorful figures in Montana's history.

232 pages, 6" x 9", 98 b/w photographs, 2 illustrations, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-067-2
$18.95
 


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From the Marias River to the North Pole:
A Montana History in Story Poems

by Bonnie Buckley Maldonado
in collaboration with: Patrick F. Buckley III

published by An Seanchai Imprint

The lives of the Montanans portrayed in these poems are transformed by tremendous loss and hardship. Their spiritual survival of the loss of land, several wars, and the Great Depression is made possible by faith, laughter, love, resilience, and redemption. These well-researched Montana stories, told in poems and accompanied by archival photographs, span more than a century.

96 pages, 6'' x 9'', 20 b/w photographs, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59152-025-2
$14.95


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Ghost Children in Elkhorn, Montana

by Colleen Clancy Hansen

text and photography by Colleen Clancy Hansen

Frozen in time: the slanting buildings, the wagon wheels, and the children's birth-death dates on headstones instill a chill for the visitor to Elkhorn, Montana. This is one of the most haunting places
in Montana due to the number of children who died here during a diphtheria epidemic.

Colleen Clancy Hansen's story Ghost Children transports you to Montana's Elkhorn of the past, when
it was a thriving mining town. Through the eyes of Pansy, a young girl who escaped the fate of so many other Elkhorn children, we experience the tragedy that devastated the once prosperous town in the
harsh year of 1889.

While Pansy and her mother left Elkhorn for Boston to care for her grandmother, young Pansy's friends are struck by diphtheria, and the grief-stricken town reels in the wake of their children dying so quickly. Even sisters are taken within days.

Hansen illustrates the tragic story with haunting photos of what is left of Elkhorn today—a ghost town.

Ebook only (epub or mobi)!—$3.99
2 b/w photographs, 16 color photographs