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Tahoma and Its People

Jeff Antonelis-Lapp A passionate science educator presents a natural and environmental history of Mount Rainier National Park and the surrounding region. Jeff Antonelis-Lapp explores geologic processes, plant and animal communities, weather and climate influences, and what linked the iconic mountain with the…
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An Eye for Injustice

Edited by Susan M. Stacy As wartime hysteria mounted after December 1941, the U.S. government began forcibly relocating West Coast individuals with Japanese ancestry to ten inland sites. Hunt Idaho’s Minidoka War Relocation Center opened in August 1942. Dr. Robert C. Sims was devoted to…
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Saving the Oregon Trail

Dennis M. Larsen Ezra Meeker first came west on the overland trail in 1852. At age 75 he trekked east over the Oregon Trail with oxen and a covered wagon, setting markers along the way, and became a national celebrity. Endearing and captivating,…
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Legacies of the Manhattan Project

Series Editor Michael Mays Covering topics from print journalism, activism, nuclear testing, and science and education to health physics, environmental cleanup, and kitsch, essays collected from the Hanford History Project’s March 2017 conference along with additional new research illuminate facets of the Manhattan Project…
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Transformation of a Railroad Company

Earl J. Currie During the 1980s, three major events—a Frisco Railroad merger, leadership changes, and deregulation—improved Burlington Northern’s railway earnings and radically transformed corporate objectives, standards, work methods, and technology. This volume explores initiatives and strategies BN employed to reach the era’s ambitious…
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Burlington Northern

Earl J. Currie Burlington Northern (BN) formed from the merger of four railways. Success required complex planning and implementation programs. Then the electric-power industry summoned BN to transport immense amounts of low-sulfur coal, and railroading as an adventure began for thousands hired to…
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Congressman Doc Hastings

C. Mark Smith Elected nine times yet rarely in the spotlight, Richard “Doc” Hastings represented his Eastern Washington district for two decades. His tenure covered 9/11, wars, surging federal debt, the Great Recession, Obamacare, and more. He championed nuclear cleanup, Hanford Site funding,…
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To Think Like a Mountain

Niels S. Nokkentved In the West, shortsighted self-interest resulted in devastating environmental losses. Niels S. Nokkentved hopes writing about these issues encourages people to think like a mountain and consider long-term consequences. His insightful essays examine cultural conflicts over resource extraction, threats to…
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Salmon Eaters to Sagebrushers

Peter Donahue Long out-of-print Washington State novels, memoirs, and poetry collections from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s reveal an impressive literary legacy—one that illuminates numerous aspects of the Northwest, evokes a variety of eras, themes, and locations, and reflects how Northwesterners…
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Back on Track

Bob Wodnik With light rail estimates well beyond the voter-approved total, a fledgling Sound Transit faced angry opposition and teetered near collapse—until a new executive director rallied team members, secured a crucial federal grant, publicly confronted critics, and revised the budget. Her…
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William F. Tolmie at Fort Nisqually

Edited by Steve A. Anderson Chief Trader William Fraser Tolmie left letter books from January 1850 to the threshold of Puget Sound’s Indian War. Transcribed by a former Fort Nisqually Living History Museum manager, the documents include private conversations, weighty business discussions, political intrigue, patterns…
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Company Town

Keith C. Petersen Back in print! Company Town tells the story of Potlatch, Idaho, a town built on a bend in the Palouse River. It is a gritty, working-class tale of an ordinary place with an unusual past. Potlatch was a company town--a…
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Sagebrush Homesteads

Laura Tice Lage Back in print! The author was a child of ten when her family moved to a claim north of Othello, Washington, where nearly waterless lands were rapidly being taken up by farmers. Her vivid memories from 1906 to 1914 recall…
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Leading the Crimson and Gray

Leading the Crimson and Gray chronicles the lives and legacies of those who served in one of WSU’s most visible roles—president. Challenges included bitter battles over the Pullman location and curriculum, student protests, and severe economic depression and recession, yet…
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Waterlogged

Edited by Kathryn Bernick Currently, wet-site archaeology is not widely taught at North American universities. Waterlogged helps bridge that gap. Seventeen experienced archaeologists who work on the Northwest Coast discuss their original research in regional and global perspectives, share highlights of their findings, provide direction and…
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Interwoven Lives

Candace Wellman In this companion work to Peace Weavers, her previous book on Puget Sound’s cross-cultural marriages, award-winning author Candace Wellman depicts the lives of four additional intermarried indigenous women who influenced mid-1800s settlement in the Bellingham Bay area. She describes each…
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Citizen Jean

Jean Godden Seattle reporter, editor, columnist and city council member Jean Godden witnessed historic events, watched Seattle evolve into a civic and national affairs leader, met city and state movers and shakers, and became a local celebrity herself. In Citizen Jean, the consummate…
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Monumental Seattle

Robert Spalding Beginning with a stolen Tlingit totem pole and stretching to a Ken Griffey Jr. sculpture, Seattle offers an impressive abundance of public monuments, statues, busts, and plaques, and the stories behind them are worth preserving. Monumental Seattle explores the history…
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Wheat Country Railroad

Philip F. Beach Vying for economic supremacy on the Palouse, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Union Pacific, and Northern Pacific Railroad laid rail, invested capital, speculated, and built a remarkable infrastructure that included the Columbia and Palouse Railroad and the competing Spokane…
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Hardship to Homeland

Richard D. Scheuerman and Clifford E. Trafzer Hardship to Homeland recounts the Volga Germans’ unique saga from Germany to Russia and across the Atlantic. After Russian empress Catherine II solicited European immigration in 1763, colonists founded 104 Volga River communities. By 1871, poor economic conditions and an…