Rough Trip through Yellowstone

Wrecked in Yellowstone

On an island in the middle of Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park, there’s a wrecked ship—the last dashed hopes of a man determined to find his way in the early profiteering days of the nation’s rst national park.

Ambitious, blustery, and paranoid, E. C. Waters arrived in Yellowstone in 1887 and stayed for more than 20 years. He became the most hated businessman in Yellowstone, frustrating park superintendents...

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Rough Trip through Yellowstone

Yellowstone Ranger

Jerry Mernin’s distinguished career in the National Park Service spanned four decades, five national parks, and a remarkable 32-year stay in Yellowstone, the park he loved and never left.

In his long-awaited memoir, Mernin takes readers behind the scenes to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a great park ranger. Along the way he shares a lifetime of exciting adventures...

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Three Ringlings in Montana:
Circus Trains to Cattle Ranches

The Ringling Brothers Circus—the world’s greatest shows!—made five brothers some of the wealthiest men in America in the early 1900s.

One of them—flamboyant John Ringling—came to Montana in 1903 looking for investments. He ended up building a railroad and launching a ranching company.

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Montana 1864

Warrior in the Ring:
The life of Marvin Camel,
Native American world champion boxer

In the Golden Age of boxing, Marvin Camel—a mixed blood from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana—defied all obstacles of race, poverty, and geographical isolation to become the first Native American to win a world boxing title...

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Yellowstone Has Teeth

Yellowstone Has Teeth

In this well-constructed narrative, Ambler reveals a hidden Yellowstone, a place where delight and danger are separated by the slimmest of margins: a degree of pitch on an avalanche slope, a few inches of a buffalo’s horn, a moment during a deadly wildfire...

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High Country Women

High Country Women:

Pioneers of Yosemite National Park

Women have played an important—though often hidden—role in shaping the history of Yosemite National Park. High Country Women reveals the contributions made by these strong and independent pioneers.

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Women In Wonderland

Women In Wonderland

“Betsy Watry tells the tales of a dozen women, some of whom had short-lived adventures in Yellowstone National Park, but most of whom spent decades as rangers, scientists, interpreters, and entrepreneurs, shaping the Park’s physical and cultural landscape....”
—Dr. Mary Murphy, historian and author of Hope in Hard Times

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How It Looks Going Back

How It Looks Going Back

In 1949, taking a break from San Diego’s post–World War II bustle, the Knowles family went camping in Canada. Heading home through northwest Montana’s Yaak River country, they found a two-bedroom, story-and-half log cabin on a small lake.

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WHEN THE MEADOWLARK SINGS

When the Meadowlark Sings

Born in 1918 in Fort Benton, Montana, Nedra Sterry has crafted a remarkable memoir of life on the Montana prairies and a childhood defined in equal measure by poverty and grace, hard work and family ties. Sterry's memoir traces her family through the homesteading boom, the Great Depression, World War II, and more.

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Dream Chasers of the West: A Homestead Family of Glacier Park

In 1913, unmarried and alone at the age of thirty, Clara left Minnesota and headed to Montana to file a homestead claim on free land. Unaware of the dangers that awaited her, Clara thought she could find happiness with a piece of land and a Jersey cow, but life wasn’t that simple...

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GRACE STONE COATES: Her Life in Letters

Grace Stone Coates: Her Life in Letters

Grace Stone Coates is the extraordinary story of a demure Montana housewife and writer (Black Cherries) and her personal correspondence with William Saroyan (The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze), as well as Montana literary lion, H.G. Merriam, Frank Bird Linderman, James Rankin, and many others. It is a very engaging adventure that reveals the brilliant, passionate woman that is Montana writer Grace Stone Coates.

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Floating on the Missouri

Floating on the Missouri:

100 Years After Lewis & Clark

An entertaining travelogue of the 1901 float trip on the Missouri River along part of the same route of Lewis & Clark along with a collection of frontier stories, memories, and Indian legends.

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GIVE ME MOUNTAINS FOR MY HORSES

Give me Mountains for my Horses

Tom Reed has a real affinity for horses and wilderness, and it shows on every page in his true tales about trail riding, horse packing, and great mountain horses. Even if you have never saddled up, you will be drawn into these heart-tugging stories of special horses, their remarkable abilities, and the inescapable bonds that develop between horses and humans.

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THE STORY OF MARY MACLANE

The Story of Mary MacLane

The sensational book that turned a Montana teenager into a worldwide celebrity. A breathtaking tour de force about life, love, and longing.

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Betty in the Sky With a Suitcase

Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase

"Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase" is a wildly popular podcast about airline travel by real life flight attendant Betty, who shares funny stories from pilots, flight controllers, ground crew, passengers, and fellow flight attendants and is listened to by hundreds of thousands of Betty fans around the world. Now, by popular demand, here is the best of Betty in a book. It's a wonderful way to be entertained in the airport, on a plane, at home, and anywhere you want a good laugh!

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