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Mexican-American War 1846-1848

Mexican-American War 1846-1848
Mexican-American War 1846-1848
Mexican-American War 1846-1848
Mexican-American War 1846-1848
Mexican-American War 1846-1848

Learn more about U.S. Immigrant Volunteer soldiers

Tyler Johnson is Associate Professor of History at Philadelphia Biblical University and has authored Devotion to the Adopted Country: U.S. Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War.

Russian America

Russian America
author Ilya Vinkovetsky
Russian America
Russian America
Russian America
Russian America
Russian America

There is always room on the shelf for another...

Russian American studies is alive and well. This past spring marked the 200th anniversary of Fort Ross in Bodega Bay, California.

Sanctus Sonorensis

Sanctus Sonorensis
Sanctus Sonorensis

One of the perks of working in WH/G is getting to see interesting and inspiring artists books.  Sanctus Sonorensis beautifully addresses the topic of immigration in the American southwest. 

While on a sabbatical in New Mexico, book artist Philip

Hang Out With the Beats

Hang Out With the Beats

Remember when WHG taught you how to talk like a beatnik?  This post will point you in the right direction to hang out in all the beat hot spots in Denver.

So many hip people have hung out in Denver, and still do.

This Just In...

This Just In...

Colorado Genealogical Society does it again!

They have been most generous with us all.  They have brought another load of new books for you to use.  They include the following:

Take a Look at This!

Front cover of The Plazas of New Mexico

What are the three types of plazas most prevalent in New Mexico?

Chris Wilson and Stefanos Polyzoides, editors of The Plazas of New Mexico have created a work to draw in the reader with carefully crafted essays about the plazas.

More New Books

More New Books

Readers respond to New Years' Resolution for clearing out the book shelves.

New Books of interest to local history and genealogy researchers:

Travellers' Accounts as Source-Material for Irish Historians by Woods

New Year's Resolutions and Genealogy Books

Pleasure Seekers Club, Aspen, Colorado 1 January 1910

Resolve this year to clear 'em out

 

 

 

New Year's Resolutions and New Books

Great new book...Gathering Conifer’s Stories Project: Collected Creative Essays

Great new book...Gathering Conifer’s Stories Project: Collected Creative Essays

Frank Reetz makes a call for young writers, like Homer in his time, to “be bold”.

 

Journalists Write the American West: C-SPAN 2's BookTV at the 2011 Tucson Festival of Books

 The Hoover Dam and the Making of the American CenturyEach weekend C-SPAN 2 devotes itself to nonfiction books. And this weekend at 2:30 PM (ET), BookTV offers a live panel discussion from the Tucson Festival of Books with three authors of new Western books.

Michael Hiltzik (Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century), Jeff Guinn (