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  • Fairchild, Louis.
    THE LONESOME PLAINS: Death and Revival on an American Frontier.

    Edition: First printing.

    College Station: Texas A&M University Press, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Using the letters and journals of West Texas settlers, as well as contemporary fiction and poetry, the author records the emotions attending solitude and the ways people sought relief in the late 19th and early 20th century in the Texas Panhandle - from the beginning of permanent settlement there (around 1876) through the transition from cattle ranching to farming. Number 7 in the West Texas A&M University Series. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. xxii, 323 pp. ISBN: 1585441821.

    Condition: Good only in a near fine dust jacket (extensive highlighting throughout the book)

    Book ID: 67888
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    Weisgarber, Ann

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's award winning first novel, set in the early years of the twentieth century and one which "opens a window on the little-known history of African American homesteaders and gives voice to an extraordinary heroine who embodies the spirit that built America." Longlisted for the Orange Prize, a finalist for the Orange Award for New Writers, and won the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters' Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0670022014.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light toning to the edges of the textblock, some staining to the final leaf)

    Book ID: 67887
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  • THE WAY TO THE WEST: Essays on the Central Plains. by West, Elliott.
    West, Elliott.
    THE WAY TO THE WEST: Essays on the Central Plains.

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A history of the great migration of Cheyenne Indians and Anglo pioneers onto the arid Central Plains of Kansas, Nebraska and parts of Colorado and Wyoming. SIGNED on the title page A title in the Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture series. Illustrated with many photographs, maps , extensive notes, bibliography, index. x, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-8263-16522.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67944
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