Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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The black Nile: one man's amazing journey through peace and war on the world's longest river

By Morrison, Dan

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 900

Call Number: 962.055 MOR

A foreign correspondent traces the four-thousand-mile plank-board boat journey he took with an inexperienced childhood friend along the Nile River from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Letters and notes on the North American Indians

By Catlin, George

Publishing Date: [1995]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 970.004 CAT

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Gold diggers: striking it rich in the Klondike

By Gray, Charlotte

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 900

Call Number: 971.91 GRA

Chronicles the Klondike gold rush by following the adventures of six individuals whose lives were impacted by "Klondike fever", including the miner William Haskell, the saintly priest Father Judge, the business woman Belinda Mulrooney, the British journalist Flora Shaw, the Canadian Mounties' Sam Steele, and writer Jack London.

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Nobody turn me around: a people's history of the 1963 march on Washington

By Euchner, Charles C.

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: 900

Call Number: 975.3041 EUC

Draws on the oral histories of more than one hundred participants to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the historic 1963 March on Washington that culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

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The Comanche empire

By Hämäläinen, Pekka

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: 900

Call Number: 978.004 HÄM

"In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, at the high tide of imperial struggles in North America, an indigenous empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians, eclipsed its various European and Native American rivals in military prowess, political prestige, economic power, commercial reach, and cultural influence. Yet, until now, the Comanche empire has gone unrecognized in historical accounts." "This compelling and original book uncovers the lost story of the Comanches. It is a story that challenges the idea of indigenous peoples as victims of European expansion and offers a new model for the history of colonial expansion, colonial frontiers, and Native-European relations in North America and elsewhere. Pekka Hamalainen shows in vivid detail how the Comanches built their unique empire and resisted European colonization, and why they fell to defeat in 1875. With extensive knowledge and deep insight, the author brings into clear relief the Comanches' remarkable impact on the trajectory of American colonial history."--BOOK JACKET.

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The cowboy way: seasons of a Montana ranch

By McCumber, David

Publishing Date: [2000]

Classification: 900

Call Number: 978.6612 MCC

The memoir of a newspaperman who quit his job to become a cowboy. The author, who was assistant managing editor of the San Francisco Examiner, decided on the switch soon after a divorce. He describes his adjustment to open-air life, fencing, branding and the riding not of horses, but all-terrain vehicles. Such is the lot of a modern cowboy.

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Earthquake 7.1--San Francisco Bay Area, October 17, 1989

Publishing Date: c1989

Classification: 900

Call Number: 979.4

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