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The 1931 Hastings Bank Job & the Bloody Bandit Trail,
by Monty McCord.
$19.99/$17.99 members (paper)

The first published account of the heist and the people and places involved.

African Americans on the Great Plains: An Anthology,
edited and introduced by Bruce Glasrud and Charles A. Braithwaite.
$35.00/$31.50 members [paper]

Features essays chronicling the struggles and triumphs of African Americans on the Great Plains.

Ak-sar-ben Memories

$25/$22.50 members (paper)

Ak-sar-ben is Nebraska spelled backwards. A photographic compilation of a unique community booster organization founded in Omaha in the 1890s, whose philanthropic work continues today.

Battlefields of Nebraska
, by Thomas D. Phillips.
$18.95/$17.05 members (paper)

Geographically central in the United States, Nebraska played an important role in travel to the west in the nineteenth century and was the site of conflict with the Native peoples.

Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment:
The Military Career of Charles Young, by Brian G. Shellum.
$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

Young was the third black graduate of West Point and the highestranking black officer in the Regular Army. His story provides an informed understanding of the role of race in the American military.

Blazing a Wagon Trail to Oregon
Blazing A Wagon Trail to Oregon
: A Weekly Chronicle of the Great Migration of 1843, by Lloyd W. Coffman.
$12.95/$11.65 members (paper)

A story of determined pioneers setting out from Missouri to the Pacific. Diaries, letters, and reminiscences tell the story of an emotional journey.

Blazing a Wagon Trail to Oregon
A Brave Soldier & Honest Gentleman, Lt. James E. H. Foster in the West, 1873-1881
: A biography of Lieutenant James E. H. Foster, by Tom Buecker.
$29.95/ $26.95 members (cloth)

This book is a biography of Lieutenant James E. H. Foster who, since his boyhood, wanted to be a soldier. Based on military and civilian sources, as well as his journal and maps, it is a compelling story of a young cavalry officer during the Plains Indian Wars.

Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary
Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary
: Based on the collection of Buffalo Bill, by Steve Friesen.
$22.95/$20.66 members (paper)

A visionary, William F. Cody performed for audiences worldwide. Based on the collection of the Buffalo Bill Museum and grave.

A Celebration of State Capitols, by Richard R. Gibson.
$54.95/$49.46 members (cloth)

A beautifully illustrated book that includes important facts about America's state capitols, plus a glimpse at state governors' mansions and important events in each state's history.

Children of the Wild West

Children of the Wild West, by Russell Freedman
$9.95/$8.96 members (paper)

Fascinating photographs document this story about American young people of the nineteenth-century American West. Learn about the experiences of the children of pioneer families and about the Indian boys and girls of the day.

The Children's Blizzard,
by David Laskin.
$15.99/$14.39 members (paper)

A heartening account of the 1888 blizzard, and a promise kept on a day the wind finally did what it promises to do.

Competitive Struggle
Competitive Struggle:
America's Western Fur Trading Posts, 1764 -1854, by R.G. Robertson.
$18.95/$17.05 members (paper)

The demand for beaver pelts and buffalo robes brought a competitive fervor that enveloped people and companies, governments and Native Americans alike. Easy to read flowcharts are included showing the evolution of the various fur companies.

Dandelions by Eve Bunting
$7/$6.30 members (paper)

The story of Zoe and her family as they cross the prairie in a wagon pulled by oxen. Their overwhelming emotions are described as they face the journey to a new land and the changes they will need to make when they arrive.

Eyewitness at Wounded Knee
Eyewitness at Wounded Knee, by Richard E. Jensen, R. Eli Paul, and John E. Carter. Introduction by Heather Cox Richardson.
$29.95/$26.95 members (232 pp., paperback).

Now back in print with digitally restored images, this acclaimed book brings together and assesses some 150 photographs that were made before and immediately after the infamous December 1890 massacre.

Fantastic Facts about the Oregon Trail, by Michael J. Trinklein.
$3.00/$2.70 members (paper)

Fun facts and easy-to-read, 4.25" x 7"

Fifty State Capitols: The Architecture of Representative Government,
by Jim Stembridge.
$27.95/$25.16 members [paper]

Visit all fifty state capitols from the comfort of your home. This book contains color photos and detailed descriptions of the history, architecture, and function of each capitol building.

Fighting Liberal, The Autobiography of George W. Norris
, (Second Edition) foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. New introduction by Bob Kerrey.
$23.95/ $21.55 members

The story of Nebraska Senator George W. Norris.

First Scalp for Custer: The Skirmish at Warbonnet Creek, Nebraska, July 17, 1876,
by Paul L. Hedren, revised edition.
$9.95/$8.96 members (paper)

The story of a clash between the Fifth U.S. Cavalry and Cheyenne Indians in which the only casualty was a warrior named Yellow Hair, who was killed by scout William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. This minor episode, coming on the heels of Custer's defeat at the Little Bighorn, signaled the army's ultimate victory in the Great Sioux War of 1876 -77, and bolstered Cody's fame.

First Telegraph Line Across the Continent
First Telegraph Line across the Continent: Charles Brown's 1861 Diary, edited by Dennis N. Mihelich and James E. Potter.
$14.95/$13.46 members (paper)

This previously unpublished diary is the only known extensive source written about the day-to-day construction of one segment of the first transcontinental telegraph line. Brown's lively narrative is filled with period detail about life along the Platte Valley Road during the first year of the Civil War.

Fort Robinson,
by Ephriam D. Dickson III.
$21.99/$19.79 members [paper]

A photographic history of Fort Robinson from 1873 to the mid 1940s, a volume in the Images of America series.

Fort Robinson and the American Century: 1900-1948
Fort Robinson and the American Century: 1900-1948, by Thomas R. Buecker
$40/ $36 members (cloth), $19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

This recent book recounts the last half-century of this famous northwestern Nebraska army post as it assumed new roles - army remount depot, war dog training center, and World War II prisoner of war camp.

Fort Robinson and the American West: 1874-1899
Fort Robinson and the American West: 1874-1899, by Thomas R. Buecker
$19.95/ $17.95 members (paper)

Drawing from government records, reports, correspondence, and reminiscences, the book details the fort's role during the Indian wars of the 1870s and as the home of the black cavalrymen (buffalo soldiers) in the 1880s and 1890s.

Games From Long Ago,
by Bobbie Kalman.
$7.95 /$7.16 members (paper)

Twelve old-time games, ranging from parlor games to classroom games.

George Norris, Going Home: Reflections of a Progressive Statesman,
by Gene A. Budig and Don Walton.
$18.95/$17.05 members (paper)

A contemporary look at Norris and his forty-year political career of congressional service establishing the TVA, the REA, the twentieth amendment, and Nebraska’s Unicameral legislature.

The Governor's House, The People's House: Nebraska Governors' Residences,
by James E. Potter.
$3.00/$2.70 members (paper)

Reprinted from Nebraska History, the quarterly publication of the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Great Plains Guide to Custer
The Great Plains Guide to Custer
: 85 Forts, Fights, & Other Sites, by Jeff Barnes.
$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

An excellent resource on Custer sites dotting the American West from Texas to Montana. Presented in a lively and knowledgeable format featuring each location.

The Great Platte River Road

The Great Platte River Road, by Merrill J. Mattes
$29.95/ $26.95 members (paper)

The basic primer of the overland trails from the Missouri River to Fort Laramie during the 1840s to the 1860s.

Great Sioux War Orders of Battle:
How the United States Army Waged War on the Northern Plains 1876-1877, by Paul Hedren.
$39.95/$35.96 members [cloth]

The Sioux War of 1876-77 played out across five states and engaged nearly a third of the U.S. Army. Hedren shows how the army adapted to fighting this unconventional war that involved twenty-seven different battlefields. He also covers the army's training, tactics, equipment, and leadership.

A Harmony of the Arts: The Nebraska State Capitol,
edited by Frederick C. Luebke.
$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

Under construction for a decade, beginning in 1920, no other state capitol embodies more successfully the union of architecture, art, and the human spirit.

Here You Have My Story:
Eyewitness Accounts of the Nineteenth-Century Central Plains
, edited and with an introduction by Richard E. Jensen.
$30/$27 members (paper)

Describes the struggles and triumphs of early Plains settlers and their life on the Great Plains--their challenges and their interactions with Native Americans, early freighters, and cattle drovers, as Nebraska builds itself as a state.

Historic Photos of Nebraska
text and captions by Tad Stryker.
$39.95/$35.96 members (cloth)

Featuring nearly two hundred black and white photographs, this book tells the struggles, triumphs, and achievements of Nebraska's people. The faces and places reveal Nebraska's importance in the nation's westward expansion and the spirit of the state.

History of Nebraska
History of Nebraska
(3rd ed., 1997), by James C. Olson and Ronald C. Naugle
$34.95/ $31.46 members (paper)

Long the standard Nebraska history for the general reader. The book traces Nebraska development from the prehistoric past through the 1990s. Topics include the Native American experience, circumstances and accomplishments of the state's women and minorities, as well as an analysis of the state's dramatic changes in the last thirty years.

History of Our Flag,
by Heather O'Dell.
$5.00/$4.50 members (paper)

Shows a wonderful visual image of the evolution of the United States flag with a very informative timeline. Interesting flag history facts are included in a easy reading book.

The Home Place
, by Wright Morris, with an introduction by John Hollander.
$14.95/$13.46 members (paper)

A first-person narrative and photographs that define a man's life--a discovery of the nature of life through images of a dipper floating in a bucket, a screen door latch, and a worn chair seat.

If You Traveled West

If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon, by Ellen Levine
$6.99/$6.29 members (paper)

In a question-and-answer format, the reader learns what it was like to be a pioneer and travel west to Oregon in the 1840s.

In Search of the Golden West: The Tourist in Western America, by Earl Pomeroy, introduction by William Deverell.
$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

A portrait of early tourist exploration of western places, what sites and landscapes coaxed tourists west, and their animated stories of what they saw. Second edition.

Jewish Life in Omaha and Lincoln: A Photographic History, by Oliver B. Pollak.
$19.99/$17.99 members (paper)

In the early twentieth century there was a Jewish presence in Nebraska towns. This book captures the lives, events, neighborhoods, and institutions that shaped these communities. An Images of America publication.

L.A. Huffman: L. A. Huffman: Photographer of the American West (Revised Edition), by Larry Len Peterson.
$48.00/$43.20 members (paper)

Untamed landscapes and everyday life of the American West documented through hundreds of photographic images, including Native American Portraits, ranching scenes, and many more.

Last Stand: The Battle to Save the Buffalo, and the Birth of the New West, by Michael Punke.
$18.95/$17.05 members (paper)

George Bird Grinnell led efforts that saved the bison from extinction in the first national battle over the environment.

Like No Other Place:
The Sandhills of Nebraska, by David Owen.
$24.95/22.45 members (paper)

Owen's search for a place untouched by mega malls and theme parks led him to the Sandhills. His honest description of ranching life, coupled with his black and white photos, provides a vivid look at a unique Nebraska landscape.

The Lincoln Highway: Nebraska’s Longest Main Street Celebrates 100 Years,
by Mike Konz..
$29.95/ $26.95 members (cloth)

Nebraska’s stretch of the coast-to-coast highway crosses thirteen counties and forty-seven towns.

Lincoln in Black and White, 1910-1925,
by Douglas Keister and Edward F. Zimmer.
$19.99/$17.99 members (paper)

Photographer John Johnson, the son of a black Civil War veteran and a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, produced beautiful images of Lincoln's black community. This visual legacy takes you to the front porches, backyards, and streets of this "small town" within a midwestern city. An Images of America publication.

Lincoln Looks West:
From the Mississippi to the Pacific, edited by Richard W. Etulain.
$34.95/$31.46 members [cloth]

This comprehensive exploration of Abraham Lincoln's ties to the American West brings together scholars and experts, who offer a fascinating look at the sixteenth president's lasting legacy to the region.

The Loren Eiseley Reader,
illustrated by Aaron Franco, foreword by Ray Bradbury.
$26.95/$24.25 members [cloth]

Eiseley, who grew up near Lincoln, was an accomplished scientist and writer. These essays demonstrate his ability to blend scientific ideas with a lyrical writing style to create thought-provoking works that are a joy to read.

Louise Pound: The 19th Century Iconoclast Who Forever Changed America's Views About Women, Academics and Sports,
by Marie Krohn with a foreword by Robert Cochran.
$18.95/$17.05 members (paper)

Pound was a world-class athlete in tennis and golf. Recognized for laying the social groundwork for subsequent female athletes, she defied sexism and traveled to Germany to obtain a Ph.D.

Louise Pound Scholar, Athlete, Feminist, Pioneer, by Robert Cochran.
$25.00/(sale) No Discounts (cloth)

A literary scholar, athlete, musician, and women's sports advocate, Pound fought tirelessly to open athletic and professional opportunities for women. She is known for her work in the field of linguistics and folklore.

Mail Order Kid:
An Orphan Train Rider's Story, by Marilyn June Coffey.
$15.95/$14.35 members [paper]

Experience firsthand the story of Teresa Martin, who was sent from her orphanage in New York to a harsh, uncaring life in Kansas.

Mari Sandoz's Native Nebraska: The Plains Indian Country, by LaVerne Harrell Clark.
$19.99/$17.99 members (paper)

Sandoz is recognized for her accomplishments as an American writer. The illustrations and captions detail Sandoz's lifes work. An Images of America publication.

My Nebraska:
The Good, the Bad, and the Husker, by Roger Welsch.
$17.95/$16.16 members [paper]

The author, one of Nebraska's fiercest defenders, offers his humorous and informative take on all things Nebraska.

Nebraska Adventure
The Nebraska Adventure, by Jean A. Lukesh
$37.95/$34.16 members (cloth)

Textbook for Nebraska 4th grade teachers; includes lesson plans, activity pages, timelines, maps, and more.

Nebraska: An Illustrated History
, by Frederick C. Luebke
$50/ $45 members (cloth)
$29.95/ $26.95 members (paper)

Brief essays and photographs telling Nebraska's fascinating history.

Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community
Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community
, by Oliver B. Pollak
$19.99/ $17.99 members (paper)

Courthouses saw spirited battles during the early years of Nebraska statehood. Over two hundred photographs visually describe the architectural and political evolution of the courthouse. An Images of America publication.

Nebraska Curiosities:
Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
, by Rick Yoder and David Harding.
$15.95/$14.35 members (paper)

Take your GPS, make your way across Nebraska, and have fun learning about Nebraska's curiosities.

The Nebraska Dispatches
, by Christopher Cartmill.
$18.95/$17.05 members [cloth]

The author returned to his native Nebraska to write a play about Ponca Chief Standing Bear. His letters to friends outline the obstacles and personal revelations that led to the creation of the play Home Land.

Nebraska's Fatal Air Crashes of WWII,
by Jerry Penry
$42.95/$38.66 members (Cloth)

Nebraska was home to twelve army air fields during World War II, so it is not surprising that numerous crashes occurred here during training flights. Photographs, government records, and interviews tell the story of the accidents that cost the lives of 241 young men and 2 women from across the nation. A memorial list provides their name, rank, and hometown.

The Nebraska State Capitol: Restoring a Landmark
, a BVH Architects Publication, foreword by Robert C. Ripley.
$29.95/ $26.95 members (cloth)

AIA. Provides a history of the capitol, and investigation of the work done to preserve the state’s landmark.

Nebraska: This Place, These People
, by William Kloefkorn.
$14.95/$13.46 members [paper]

This collection of more than one hundred poems by Nebraska's state poet will delight readers familiar with Kloefkorn's work and newcomers alike.

Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska Plains:
A Memoir, by Reverend Hisanori Kano.
$34.95/$31.46 members [cloth]

Sponsored by William Jennings Bryan, Kano came to the United States in 1916. Father Kano's memoir reveals how he forsook farming to become an Episcopal priest ministering to the Japanese in Nebraska and suffering internment himself during World War II.

The Niobrara:
A River Running through Time
, by Paul A. Johnsgard.
$21.95/$19.75 members (paper)

Learn about this ecological treasure--its historical and biological features.

North Platte Canteen:
An Account of Heartland Hospitality Along the Union Pacific Railroad, by James J. Reisdorff.
$8.95/$8.05 members [paper]

A collection of photos and stories from the North Platte Canteen during World War II.

North Platte: City Between Two Rivers, by Jim Beckius.
$21.99/$19.79 members (paper)

Situated between the South and North Platte rivers, North Platte has a history as a stopping point in the westward migration, from the gold rush days to the building of the transcontinental railroad. The transcontinental Lincoln Highway runs through the town today. An Images of America publication.

Off the Beaten Path Nebraska:
A Guide to Unique Places, 7th Edition, by Diana Lambdin Meyer.
$14.95/$13.46 members [paper]

Discover Nebraska's hidden treasures in this volume dedicated to the best kept secrets in the state.

Once Upon a Town:
The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, by Bob Greene.
$13.99/$12.59 members [paper]

Using interviews of North Platte residents and soldiers who stopped at the canteen, Greene takes the reader to a simpler time. The North Platte Canteen brought food and compassion, ten minutes at a time, to thousands of service men and women during World War II.

One House: The Unicameral's Progressive Vision for Nebraska,
by Charlyne Berens.
$25.95/$23.36 members (paper)

A look at Senator George W. Norris's arguments for a unicameral legislature and how Nebraska's unicameral, unique in American democracy, has performed since its inception in 1937.

On the Divide:
The Many Lives of Willa Cather
, by David Porter.
$29.95/$26.95 members (cloth)

On the Divide looks at the complex stories that seem to represent Cather's own seemingly divided life.

Outlaw Tales of Nebraska:
True Stories of the Cornhusker State's Most Infamous Crooks, Culprits, and Cutthroats, by T. D. Griffith.
$14.95/$13.46 members [paper]

Take a peek at the darker side of Nebraska history with twelve stories of thievery, murder, and more featuring James "Doc Middleton" Riley and Frank "The Omaha Sniper" Carter.

Pieces of the Plains:
Memories and Predictions from the Heart of America
, by John Janovy, Jr.
$21.95/$19.75 members (paper)

A scientist and professional biologist considers how our surroundings and family traditions make us who we are.

Pioneer Projects,
by Bobbie Kalman.
$7.95 /$7.16 members (paper)

Create your own crafts.

Scenery, Curiosities, and Stupendous Rocks:
William Quesenbury's Overland Sketches, 1850-51, by David Royce Murphy, with contributions by Michael L. Tate and Michael Farrell.
$45/$40.00 members [cloth]

A nineteenth-century artist's view of the American West, sketched along the overland trails of Nebraska Territory, and illuminated by eyewitness accounts from the period, modern maps, contemporary photographs, and descriptive notes.

Slipping Backward: A History of the Nebraska Supreme Court,
by James W. Hewitt.
$45/$40.50 members (cloth)

The first history of the Nebraska Supreme Court, as well as the first book-length study of a Great Plains supreme court. Autographed copies available.

Son of Old Jules:
Memoirs of Jules Sandoz. Jr, by Caroline Sandoz Pifer and Jules Sandoz, Jr.
$12/$10.80 members (paper)

Jules, Jr. and Caroline, the brother and sister of Mari provide further details of the Sandoz family life, lessons of survival, and the immigrants whom their father recruited to settle the land.

Western Emigrant Trails Map
, 1820-1870: Historic Trails, Cutoffs, and Alternates,
$8.50/$7.65 members

1999 Edition by Western Emigrant Trails Research Center.
Folded version (approximate size 22" x 33" when unfolded)

Willa Cather: A Literary Life
, by James Woodress.
$29.95/$26.95 members [paper]

The author takes the reader on a journey through Cather's life and career, separating fact from fiction to present a comprehensive biography.

Willa Cather: Collected Stories,
by Willa Cather.
$16.95/$15.25 members [paper]

A collection of short fiction published in book form in her lifetime, with two volumes of stories that were compiled following her death.

American Indians in U.S. History
American Indians in U.S. History,
by Roger L. Nichols.
$24.95/$22.45 members (paper)

A brief survey for students and general readers that charts the histories of tribes throughout the United States.

An Unspeakable Sadness: The Dispossession of the Nebraska Indians,
by David J. Wishart.
$24.95/$22.45 members (paper)

The dispossession of Indians, their loss of lands and traditional lifestyles during the nineteenth century in what is now Nebraska.

Autobiography of Red Cloud
Autobiography of Red Cloud: War Leader of the Oglalas, edited by R. Eli Paul.
$15.95/ $14.35 members (paper)

As Red Cloud told his story to a white friend in the 1890s, this manuscript brings us closer than ever before to understanding the life of the Lakota's greatest war leader until the rise of Crazy Horse.

Blue Water Creek and the First Sioux War, 1854-1856, by R. Eli Paul.
$34.95/$31.46 members (cloth)

A study of the significance in Lakota and U.S. History of the army's punitive campaign and defeat of the Brulés at Blue Water Creek in 1855.

The Broidered Garment: The Love Story of Mona Martinsen and John G. Neihardt,
by Hilda Martinsen Neihardt.
$29.95/$26.95 members (cloth)

A richly detailed story of how the sculptor and the poet fell in love, married, and of their life together.

Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life,
by Kingsley M. Bray.
$34.95/$31.46 members (cloth)
$24.95/$22.45 members (paper)

This new biography of the famed Lakota leader is based on a broad range of archival sources (many from the Nebraska State Historical Society), and interviews with his contemporaries and modern Lakotas. It reveals the modest, reflective man that lay beneath his reputation as a war leader and offers a fuller understanding of Crazy Horse's place in American Indian and U. S. history.

Dance Lodges of the Omaha People: Building from Memory, by Mark Awakuni-Swetland.
$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

Dance lodges were prevalent on the Omaha Reservation landscape from the late 1890s through the late 1930s. Find out about the secret societies and tribal customs that existed in these unique structures. Forty Omaha elders have given oral history insights. Archival photos are included.

The 1862 Plot to Kidnap Jefferson Davis, by Victor Vifquain, edited by Jeffrey H. Smith and Phillip Thomas Tucker.
$22/$19.80 members (paper)

Victor Vifquain's memoir, held for nearly a century in the Nebraska State Historical Society Archives.

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, edited by David J. Wishart.
$75/$67.50 members (cloth)

Organized thematically and alphabetically with 1,316 entries of varying length contributed by approximately one thousand scholars.

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians,
edited by David J. Wishart.
$24.95/$22.45 members (paper)

Focusing on the peoples, places, and events that have shaped the lives of the Great Plains Indians. Includes wars, treaties, and traditions, as well as contemporary topics.

Forts of the Northern Plains: Guide to Historic Military Posts of the Plains Indian Wars
, by Jeff Barnes.
$19.95/$17.95 members (paper)

A combination history and travel guide to the critical forts of the Indian campaigns of the late nineteenth century.

From Fort Laramie to Wounded Knee: In the West That Was
From Fort Laramie to Wounded Knee: In the West That Was, by Charles W. Allen, edited by Richard E. Jensen
$22.00/ $19.80 members (paper); $40.00/ $36.00 members (cloth)

The varied and colorful career of Charles Wesley Allen (1851-1942) took him throughout the northern Plains during an exceptionally turbulent era in its history.

The Fur Trade of the American West, 1807-1840,
by David J. Wishart.
$21.95/$19.75 members (paper)

A geographical synthesis focusing on interrelationships between the biological, physical, and cultural environments of the fur trade.

Ghost Railroads of Nebraska - A Pictorial
Ghost Railroads of Nebraska - A Pictorial
, by Michael M. Bartels and James J. Reisdorff
$24.95/$22.45 members

With photos, text, and maps this book guides the reader to abandoned rail lines.

A Good Walk Around the Boundary: Archeological Inventory of the Dyck and Other Properties Adjacent to the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument,
by Douglas D. Scott and Peter Bleed.
$10/$9 members (paper), reprinted 2006

The Great Plains During World War II, by R. Douglas Hurt.
$34.95/$31.46 members (cloth)

An extensive combination of historical references and residents' recollections of what life was like on the Great Plains during the World War II era.

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
by Michael Forsberg with Dan O'Brien, David Wishart, and Ted Kooser.
$45.00/$40.50 members (cloth)

Acclaimed Nebraska photographer Michael Forsberg has 150 photographs featured in his new oversized book, plus lyrical writing by some of the regions best authors.

The Great Platte River Road
The Great Platte River Road, by Merrill J. Mattes
$29.95/$26.95 members (paper)

The basic primer of the overland trails from the Missouri River to Fort Laramie during the 1840s to the 1860s.

Ham, Eggs, & Corn Cake: A Nebraska Territory Diary, Erastus F. Beadle, introduction by Ronald C. Naugle.
$12.95/$11.65 members (paper)

In 1857 Erastus F. Beadle of New York came west to see about some land. His diary records his impressions of that time.

Happy as a Big Sunflower
Happy as a Big Sunflower: Adventures in the West, 1876-1880, by Rolf Johnson, edited by Richard E. Jensen
$15/ $13.50 members (paper)

Rolf Johnson's diaries of settlement in Phelps County and travels in the West offer an entertaining account of Nebraska pioneer life.

Indian War Veterans: Memories of Army Life and Campaigns in the West, 1864-1898,
by Jerome A. Greene.
$28.00 Sale, no discounts (cloth)

A collection of reminiscences about the frontier army in the West, drawn from various published sources. It includes recollections of the Battle of the Little Bighorn, the Fetterman fight, the Yellowstone Expedition, and more.

The Last Prairie: A Sandhills Journal,
by Stephen R. Jones.
$15.95/$14.35 members (paper)

A historical canvas of dancing prairie chickens, courting fireflies, and migratory sandhill cranes, along with vivid accounts of homesteading, range wars, and storms, provides a rare perspective.

Light on the Prairie
Light on the Prairie:
Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days, by Nancy Plain.
$16.95/$15.25 members (paper)

With the Homestead Act of 1862 in place, Butcher was there to capture Nebraska in its infancy through photographs. Taking more than 3,000 photographs, his compilation is the most complete record of the sod house era.

Lynchings, Legends, & Lawlessness: The Story of Historical Sidney, Nebraska,
by Loren Avey.
$45/$40.50 members (cloth)

Not your normal history text, this book is a "one-of-a-kind," detailed history centering on the mysteries and legends of people buried at Sidney's "Boot Hill" Cemetery.

Marching with the First Nebraska: A Civil War Diary,
by August Scherneckau, edited by James E. Potter and Edith Robbins, translated by Edith Robbins.
$34.95/$31.45 members (cloth)

The most important first-person account by a Nebraska soldier that has yet come to light, offering the insights of a German immigrant who served with the First Nebraska regiment from 1862 to 1865 in Missouri, Arkansas, and Nebraska's Platte River Valley.

Marking Time: Nebraska's Historic Places, by Bobbi and Steve Olson, with text by David L. Bristow.
$29.95/$26.95 members (cloth)

The Olsons' contemporary photographs were inspired by a selection of historic sites across Nebraska.

Navigating the Missouri: Steamboating on Nature's Highway, 1819-1935, by William E. Lass.
$45.00/$40.50 members (cloth)

The steamboat provided transportation and fueled the economy of the West before the railroad arrived. Lass tells the colorful story of the steamboat from its inception in 1819 to the last commercial steamer of 1935.

The Nebraska-Kansas Act of 1854, edited by John R. Wunder and Joann M. Ross.
$30.00/$27.00 members (paper)

A volume of essays from scholars at the 150th Anniversary of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Nebraska's Cowboy Trail: A User's Guide, by Keith Terry.
$12.95/$11.65 members (paper)

A guide to the 321-mile-long-rail line that is now the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail with brief narratives about historical events along the trail.

The Nature of Nebraska
The Nature of Nebraska: Ecology and Biodiversity
, by Paul A. Johnsgard
$17.95/ $16.16 members (paper)

Historical geology, biology, botany, and ecology

Nebraska 1875: Its Advantages, Resources, and Drawbacks, by Edwin A. Curley, introduction by Richard Edwards.
$27.95/$25.16 members (paper)

A London journalist evaluates Nebraska for potential immigrants and provides a fascinating snapshot of the climate, the land, and each county at a time when settlement opportunities were at their peak.

Nebraska Folklore,
by Louise Pound, introduction by Roger Welsch.
$14.95/$13.46 members (paper), new edition, 2006

Louise Pound was educated and spent fifty years teaching at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she was regarded as one of the university's ranking scholars. The book presents an interesting look at traditions from Nebraska's past.

Nebraska Indian Wars Reader
The Nebraska Indian Wars Reader, 1865-1877, edited by R. Eli Paul
$19.95/ $17.95 members (paper)

An anthology of eyewitness accounts, this book provides the first comprehensive look at the Indian wars in this state.

Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers
Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers
, edited by Patricia Cox Crews and Ronald C. Naugle
$35/ $31.50 members (paper)

Neligh Mill Museum
Neligh Mill Museum: A Self Guided Tour
, by Kent E. Martin
$3.00/ $2.70 members (paper)

The only 19th century flour mill in the state with all of its original equipment intact.

No One Ever Asked Me: The World War II Memoirs of an Omaha Indian Soldier,
by Hollis D. Stabler, edited by Victoria Smith.
$24.95/$22.45 members (cloth)

Stabler's story of life as a soldier, going to war, and returing to the American plains.


Perkey's Nebraska Place Names
Perkey's Nebraska Place Names (4th ed., 2003), by Elton A. Perkey
$13.95/ $12.55 members (paper)

Features towns, post offices, and "ghost towns" of Nebraska, organized by county.

Sharpie: The Life Story of Evelyn Sharp, Nebraska's Aviatrix
, by Diane Ruth Armour Bartels
$14.95/ $13.46 members (paper)

Biography of the young aviatrix, who died ferrying fighter planes for the military during World War II.

Standing Firmly by the Flag
Standing Firmly by the Flag:
Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867, by James E. Potter.
$29.95/$26.95 members (paper)

"Standing Firmly by the Flag offers a multifaceted portrait-military, political, economic, and social-of a frontier territory more affected by the tumult of civil war than its location (hundreds of miles from the conflict's major battlefields) would suggest." - Edward G. Longacre

Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War:
The Battlefields, Forts, and Related Sites of America's Greatest Indian War, by Paul L. Hedren.
$12.95/$11.65 members (paper)

Descriptions of fifty-four battle and skirmish sites, forts, and landmarks as seen today and how to find them.

Wheel Boats on the Missouri
Uncovering History: Archaeological Investigations at the Little Bighorn, by Douglas D. Scott.
$32.95/$29.66 members (cloth)

A fresh interpretation of the battle, and a milestone for archeological reference. .

Wheel Boats on the Missouri
Wheel Boats on the Missouri: The Journals and Documents of the Atkinson-O'Fallon Expedition, 1824-26, edited and with an introduction by Richard E. Jensen and James S. Hutchins
$39.95/ $35.96 members (cloth)

The journals cover navigation problems, Indian cultures, and army life during this important journey to council with the Indians along the Upper Missouri River.

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