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Ballet at the Moose Lodge

Ballet at the Moose Lodge

Patterson explores what it is to grow up female in the American West. As her narratives reveal the lives of travelers, homemakers, radio show announcers, mothers, teachers, dancers, shop clerks, and the subterranean world of girls, they take the reader from a ferry dock in Resurrection Bay, Alaska, to a two-room school in the Bitterroot Valley, from brash, backpacking college students to young new mothers on the edge, from the 1920s to the 1990s. In Ballet at the Moose Lodge, Patterson explores in delicate and searing prose the visible and invisible negotiations women make to navigate lives bound by the rugged western landscape...

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What I Saw in Yellowstone

What I Saw in Glacier

What I Saw in Glacier makes it fun for young people to find and identify the park’s most frequently seen plants, animals, glacial features, and more, whether they are driving park roads, resting at pull-offs, or hiking. The book is packed with color photos, lively descriptions, fun “guess what” factoids, and precise “where-to-see-it” directions...

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What I Saw in Yellowstone

What I Saw in Grand Teton

What I Saw in Yellowstone makes it fun for young people to find and identify the park’s most frequently seen plants, animals and more, whether they are driving park roads, resting at pull-offs, or hiking. The book is packed with color photos, lively descriptions, fun “guess what” factoids, and precise “where-to-see-it” directions...

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Shot in Montana

Shot in Montana

For nearly a century, movies have been made in Montana. The state played itself in Cattle Queen of Montana, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Winter in the Blood, and the iconic A River Runs Through It, and it doubled for an Arctic ice pack in Firefox, Nebraska in Nebraska, the authentic Old West in Heaven’s Gate, and even heaven in What Dreams May Come....

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Hiking Safely in Grizzly Country

Hiking Safely in Grizzly Country

Bear country expert Tim Rubbert is back with more “lessons learned” about how to hike and camp safely where bears live. Drawing on his numerous observations of grizzly bears in Glacier and Yellowstone national parks and in Canada and Alaska, Rubbert details how to avoid close encounters on the trail and in camp. But if you do meet a bear, Rubbert has crucial, real-life advice—and actual encounter photographs— for making that moment safe for you and the bear.

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What I Saw in Yellowstone

Yellowstone: A Land of Wild and Wonder

Photographer Christopher Cauble reveals the beauty and diversity of Yellowstone National Park in this stunning collection of contemporary photographs. Yellowstone: A Land of Wild and Wonder inspires wanderlust in readers as Cauble takes them on a remarkable journey of discovery. From dramatic landscapes to mesmerizing geyser photos to intimate wildlife portraits...

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What I Saw in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park: A Chinese Edition
黄石国家公园: 中文版

Beautiful photographs of Yellowstone National Park with interpretive captions in Mandarin Chinese.

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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 nd his way in the early pro teering days of the nation’s first 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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The Actor

The Actor

Beth McHugh’s brilliant debut novel takes place in the late 1960s in a Montana university town, and it revolves around thirteen-year-old Grace, her younger sister Franny, their beautiful mother, their beloved father—and a secret that must be confronted. Perceptive and elegantly understated, The Actor examines the divide between secrecy and truth and what it means to grow up on such a precipice.

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Butte's Irish Heart

Butte's Irish Heart

The neighborhoods of St. Mary’s Parish in Butte, Montana, were some of the first settled by immigrants coming to work in Butte’s copper mines in the early 1900s. Most families were Irish and Cornish, and they lived in neighborhoods called Dublin Gulch, Corktown, Sunnyside, Muckerville, and Anaconda Road...

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Tucker Tees Off

Tucker Tees Off

Tucker Tees Off is the third book in a series about dogs. This time, Tucker is joined by other dogs and various creatures on the golf course. Woven throughout the 25 pages of Theodore Waddell’s illustrations are rhymes and poems related to golf. Tips and quips accompany Tucker in his quest to finish all 18 holes during the Intermountain golf season.

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Survivors Said

Survivors Said

One of Montana’s and the West’s finest fiction writers, Matt Pavelich is an author of universal appeal. His earlier books, the collection of stories, Beasts of the Forest, Beasts of the Field, and the novels, Our Savage and The Other Shoe, have been acclaimed by both reviewers and fellow authors. Now, with the publication of Survivors Said, his best stories written over four decades, Pavelich reveals extraordinary range and penetrating vision.

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Cass Gilbert in Big Sky Country

Cass Gilbert in Big Sky Country

In this superbly researched and heavily illustrated essay, historian Patty Dean tells the story of architect Cass Gilbert’s Montana Club, places it in the context of gentlemen’s clubs internationally, and offers fascinating detail on the evolving design of the elegant club, with its five stories, custom furnishings, and soaring spaces...

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My Wild Garden Zoo

My Wild Garden Zoo

Delightful paintings and poetry create a very special book for all children in the Rocky Mountains, and everywhere else! This fun book can be used as an early education tool for identifying western wildlife...

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Discover the Rocky Mountain Front

Discover the Rocky Mountain Front:
A Hiking Guide

Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front is an iconic landscape where the Rocky Mountains tower abruptly above the northern plains. Stretching from Rogers Pass in the south to Marias Pass on the edge of Glacier National Park, the Front includes wilderness areas, abundant wildlife, and great hiking. Former Great Falls Tribune editor and educator Tom Kotynski has been hiking in and writing about the Rocky Mountain Front for more than 40 years....

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Montana 1864

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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Tucker's Seasonal Words of Wisdom

Here is Tucker’s Seasonal Words of Wisdom, a delightful children’s book by celebrated Montana/Idaho painter and sculptor Theodore Waddell and writer and photographer Lynn Campion...

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Montana 1864

Clear Title

In 1931, Alfred A. Knopf published Grace Stone Coates’ first novel, Black Cherries, made up of a series of linked stories. In her introduction to the 2003 reprint of Black Cherries, Mary Clearman Blew wrote that Coates wasn’t entirely satisfied with the novel, noting that perhaps “a more coherent book would have been a more revealing book..."

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Montana 1864

Montana 1864
Indians, Emigrants, and Gold in the Territorial Year

In Montana 1864, writer and scholar Ken Egan Jr. captures this momentous year with a tapestry of riveting stories about Indians, traders, gold miners, trail blazers, fortune-seekers, settlers, Vigilantes, and outlaws—the characters who changed Montana, and those who resisted the change with words and war.

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The Montana Medicine Show's Genunine Montana History

Montana Medicine Show's Genuine Montana History

This book is a collection of episodes from the popular radio program, Montana Medicine Show by Derek Strahn, that originates at KGLT studios on the campus of Montana State University-Bozeman. Though the program strives to inform, its main objective is to entertain—to relate some interesting or quirky anecdote and provide an enjoyable or thought-provoking glimpse of Montana’s past.

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