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Dick Summers, as pilot of a wagon train, guides a group of settlers on the difficult journey from Missouri to Oregon. In sensitive but unsentimental prose, Guthrie illuminates the harsh trials and resounding triumphs of pioneer life.
Guard of Honorby Cozzens, James Gould
Enter the exotic world of the South Pacific, meet the men and women caught up in the drama of a big war.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Across the Wide Missouri tells the compelling story of the climax and decline of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the 1830s.
This classic novel of American modernist literature centers on the assassination of a governor of a southern state during the 1930's.
All who have admired Muir's ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, and those who wish a greater appreciation for the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this splendid biography.
Description of the dynamic changes which occurred as Jackson became President in 1828, and subsequent events.
An Italian-American major in World War II wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700 year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Sam Braden worked to get everything he had ever wanted--wealth, love, and respect. But in the end, his loneliness revealed the folly of those dreams.
A narrative poem about the western migration of the pioneers, first as they came to America, and then as they spread out through America toward the West.
The fifth novel in the World's End Series. As Hitler rises to power, a manhunt begins for the main character, Lanny Budd.
Telling the story of the greatest sailor of them all, "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" is a vivid and definitive biography of Columbus that details all of his voyages that, for better or worse, changed the world.
A woman steals her sister's husband and succeeds in ruining several lives, revealing the differences between generations of her troubled family. (Pulitzer winner)
Classic tale of the Okie migration to California during the Great Depression.
A boy, growing up in the wilds of Florida, is forced to face the hard realities of life.
This novel gives us-through the story of one family and its patriarch, the recently deceased George Apley-the portrait of an entire society in transition.
An anniversary edition of Margaret Mitchell's timeless classic.
In this epic work by award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist H.L. Davis, the virtues of the frontier live again in the lives and characters of Oregon settlers during the homesteading period from 1906-1908.
Originally published in 1934, author's first novel, about a middle-class family driven into poverty by the Depression, won the Pulitzer Prize and drew clamorous praise. Certainly even after many decades, its characterizations ring remarkably true.
A young couple begins their married lives on the eve of the Civil War in this story of the poor people of the American South who never owned a slave nor planned to fight a war.
A candid inquiry into the policies & personalities of America's presidents, sweeping away popular misconceptions. A U. S. history as seen from the White House.
The Storeby Stribling, T. S.
Story by the Nobel Prize winning author about an honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan in pre-revolutionary China.
Pringle's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography not only chronicles the incidents that shaped Roosevelt's career but also offers insight into the character and mind of this colorful American president.