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Teaching Native Pride

Tony Tekaroniake Evans Native and non-Native voices tell the story of the federally sponsored Upward Bound program at the University of Idaho, intertwining personal anecdotes and memories with accounts of the program’s inception and goals, as well as regional Native American history and…
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Boosting a New West

John C. Putman Focusing on marketing campaigns as well as vendor and exhibit choices, Boosting a New West explores the cultural and social meaning of Portland, Seattle, San Diego, and San Francisco expositions held between 1905 and 1915, detailing biased racial attitudes, perceptions…
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Echoes of Exclusion and Resistance

Edited by Robert Bauman and Robert Franklin Mid-Columbia region history mirrors common American West multiracial narratives, but with important nuances. In the third Hanford Histories volume, four scholars draw from oral histories to focus on the experiences of non-white groups such as the Wanapum, Chinese immigrants, World…
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Lewis and Clark Reframed

David L. Nicandri, Foreword by Clay S. Jenkinson James Cook, George Vancouver, and Alexander Mackenzie—and to a lesser extent fur traders John Meares and Robert Gray—directly and indirectly influenced the Lewis and Clark expedition. Written by former Washington State Historical Society Director David L. Nicandri,  Lewis and Clark…
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Butch T. Cougar

Caryn Lawton Butch, the beloved Washington State University Cougar mascot, just may be a superhero. This charmingly illustrated children's book lays out the evidence and lets readers decide. Cougar fans of all ages will recognize fun nods to WSU favorites.
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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

Edited by 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…