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121 Results
Hollywood the hard way a cowboy's journey —Dickinson, Patti, 1945-
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2012

In 1945 Oklahoma rancher Rolla Goodnight bet his friend Jimmy Wakely, a singing cowboy star, that Rolla's grandson could ride 1,500 miles in less than fifty days to Hollywood, California. The author recounts twenty-year-...

Le roman du Mississippi —Pierre, Bernard.
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2009

En suivant les 3,750 km du Mississippi, de sa source à la frontière canadienne jusqu'à son delta dans le golfe du Mexique, l'auteur fait vivre et parler le père des eaux comme un être humainches 1983.

Exploring the West —Viola, Herman J.
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2010

The story of 19th century pioneers of the West: surveyors, scientists, fur trappers, engineers, artists and settlers. Tells the stories of Kit Carson, Zebulon Pike, and expeditions, railroads, gold rushes, and Indians. 1...

Hard road West alone on the California trail —Moffat, Gwen.
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2007

The author spent six months alone on the California Trail, camping rough, exploring side trails, climbing mountains, meeting all kinds of people and, at times, risking her life. 1981.

Voyage of a summer sun canoeing the Columbia River —Cody, Robin, 1943-
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2012

A middle-aged canoeist recounts his twelve-hundred-mile solo voyage down the Columbia River. Describes the wildlife, killer rapids, and dams that control the river's power system. Tells of his encounters with the local f...

Great trails of the West —Dunlop, Richard.
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2011

With his son and a friend, the author sets out to retrace the old Chisholm Trail, the Camino Real, the Chilkoot Pass and other byways of American history. There are also tales of tenderfoots and yarns about Indians and s...

Exploring the West —Viola, Herman J.
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2010

The story of 19th century pioneers of the West: surveyors, scientists, fur trappers, engineers, artists and settlers. Tells the stories of Kit Carson, Zebulon Pike, and expeditions, railroads, gold rushes, and Indians. 1...

Kayaking the full moon a journey down the Yellowstone River to the soul of Montana —Chapple, Steve.
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2008

Chapple, fed up with life in San Francisco, decided to return to his roots in Montana. In August, 1991, he, his wife, and their two sons began their adventure. They travelled the 671 miles of the Yellowstone and found tw...

Ghost empire how the French almost conquered North America —Marchand, Philip, 1946-
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2008

French North America, a country that might have been but never materialized, inspired Marchand to seek its traces, using the explorations of La Salle in the 1680s as a guide. He writes a regular travelogue to a dozen-plu...

Borderlands riding the edge of America —Lundy, Derek, 1946-
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2010

Setting out on his motorcycle and considering the post-9/11 American passion with security, Lundy took a firsthand look at the US/Mexican and the US/Canadian borders. "The periphery of a place can tell us a great deal ab...

From this moment on America in 1940 —Hart, Jeffrey, 1930-2019
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2011

This nostalgic look at the year 1940 profiles Franklin Roosevelt, Robert Moses, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn as the author explores the social, intellectua...

On the road with Charles Kuralt —Kuralt, Charles, 1934-
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2012

A collection of television interviews by the popular CBS reporter who roamed the United States searching for unusual stories. He presents portraits of "just plain folks." Bestseller. 1985.

Pilgrimage on a steelride a memoir about men and motorcycles —Paulsen, Gary.
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2012

In contemplating the facts of his life on his fifty-seventh birthday, Paulsen decides that having heart disease is no reason to stop having adventures. He fulfills a longtime dream to own a Harley and take to the road. H...

Mississippi solo a river quest —Harris, Eddy L.
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2012

A travelogue about the author's canoe trip down the Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Minnesota's Land of 10,000 Lakes to New Orleans. Includes the author's impressions, philosophical reflections, and personal re...

Listening for coyote a walk across Oregon's wilderness —Sullivan, William L.
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2012

While making a 1360-mile west-to-east walk through Oregon, Sullivan touches 18 wilderness areas and crosses mountain ranges. This daily journal tells about his solo walk as he scouts a route later recommended for the New...

From this moment on America in 1940 —Hart, Jeffrey, 1930-2019
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2011

This nostalgic look at the year 1940 profiles Franklin Roosevelt, Robert Moses, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn as the author explores the social, intellectua...

Voyage of a summer sun canoeing the Columbia River —Cody, Robin, 1943-
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2012

A middle-aged canoeist recounts his twelve-hundred-mile solo voyage down the Columbia River. Describes the wildlife, killer rapids, and dams that control the river's power system. Tells of his encounters with the local f...

Cities of gold a journey across the American Southwest in pursuit of Coronado —Preston, Douglas J.
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2011

The author chronicles his journey on horseback retracing the path of sixteenth-century Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado across the American Southwest in search of the seven cities of gold. Woven into the na...

Journey on the Crest walking 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada —Ross, Cindy.
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2012

The author describes her long-distance walk along the Pacific Crest Trail, telling about the people and adventures met on the trail. 1987.

Arctic crossing a journey through the Northwest Passage and Inuit culture —Waterman, Jonathan.
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2005

Jonathan Waterman's 2,200-mile journey across the roof of North America, during 1997-1999, took him through Inuit communities from Alaska to Nunavut. He offers first-hand observations of their life, language, and beliefs...

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