Howard Zinn and Lois Mottonen Fistfight in the Equality State
by Rodger McDaniel with Lois Mottonen
This book, Howard Zinn and Lois Mottonen Fistfight in the Equality State, is an attempt tell a Zinn-like history of how Wyoming’s women, working people and racial, ethnic, and religious are treated. It exposes the truth about the cultural wars that undermine the myth that Wyoming is the Equality State in the context of the experiences of the Mottonen family who lived in Wyoming from the beginning.
Emil Carlsen’s Quiet Harmonies
by William H. Gerdts, William Eric Indursky,
and Robyn G. Peterson
Emil Carlsen (1848-1932) is counted among the diverse group of American Post-Impressionist and realist painters who flourished in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Carlsen’s lush, painterly, and deeply satisfying paintings took French Impressionism and later Tonalists’ work a step further in the direction of serenity and quiet sensory beauty. His work reflects the American tendency to appreciate concrete form and clear meaning in subject matter.
This publication was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Emil Carlsen’s Quiet Harmonies which opened at the Yellowstone Art Museum in March 2018.
Nature’s Cadence: Paintings by Clyde Aspevig
by Robyn G. Peterson
Aspevig’s beautiful oils, which capture every season in every guise, are exceptional examples of contemporary landscape painting in the representational mode. Viewers are often overwhelmed by the beauty and emotional associations of his subject matter, becoming increasingly amazed by the realization upon close viewing that Aspevig’s compelling realities are indeed crafted from paint.
This publication was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Nature’s Cadence: Paintings by Clyde Aspevig which opened at the Yellowstone Art Museum in March 2018.
The Best of Proctor’s West: An in-depth study of eleven of Proctor’s bronzes
Edited By Peter H. Hassrick
with contributions by Karen B. McWhorter and Allison Rosenthal. Foreword by Bruce B. Eldredge
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, is home to the most extensive collection of material related to sculptor Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860–1950). These rich resources informed and inspired the Alexander Phimister Proctor Project, an in-depth study of eleven of the artist’s most celebrated bronzes.
Places and Fables
by Ron Hitchcock
Ron Hitchcock’s wide-ranging collection of poems celebrate and questions our existence in the natural world. Forests, streams, woodlands, and the animals that dwell there fascinate him — as does human behavior. Hitchcock writes with a biologist’s wisdom, joyful humor, and a disarming delight.
Drawn To Yellowstone
by Peter H. Hassrick
From the moment of its inception in 1872 as the first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park has been perceived as a vast visual spectacle. By the 1890s it was known as “the Nation’s Art Gallery.”
Peter H. Hassrick traces the artistic history of the park from its earliest explorers to the present day in this new edition of Drawn to Yellowstone, a richly illustrated account of the artists who traveled to and were inspired by Yellowstone.
The Sagebrush Gospel: Searching for answers to contemporary questions in the retelling of the parables and other Bible stories.
by Rev. Rodger McDaniel
$9.95 paperback, 144 pages, 5.25×8
McDaniel has interpreted the ancient wisdom of Biblical teachings to our times in a way that even non-Christians will appreciate. He confronts recent politicians; the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and contemporary hostility against gays, single mothers, and the welfare system. McDaniel is a humanist. His connections between the biblical lessons of Christianity and contemporary issues is insightful and profound.
Rev. Rodger McDaniel is the pastor at Highlands United Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. McDaniel served 10 years in the Wyoming legislature and practiced law for nearly twenty years before attending seminary. In addition to a law degree from the University of Wyoming, he has a Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. McDaniel is also the author of “Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins – The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt.”
All proceeds from the sales of this book will be divided between Highlands United Presbyterian Church of Cheyenne and the Wyoming Association of Churches because of the commitment both have made to a courageous understanding of the Gospel
$15 paperback, 364 pages, 13 illustrations. b&w 9×6 in.
“Joe McCarthy’s Cold War witch-hunts targeted people with same-sex attractions as much, maybe more than those with Communist sympathies.” This introduction to Rodger McDaniel’s book sets the stage for a story of the most wretched political blackmail in American history. Lester Hunt was the kind of person we’d all want to be a part of our national government. Kind and empathetic, honest and hardworking, he was as one of his eulogists said, “ill prepared for the cruel, brutal, rough aspect of national partisan politics.” Hunt committed suicide in his Senate office in 1954. His death was tragic enough. Yet readers will find even more about which to lament reading of his extraordinary life. Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins is not only Lester Hunt’s story. It’s the story of America during the virulent years of the early Cold War, of McCarthyism, and the way the voluntary death of a Wyoming senator helped to bring the curtain down on Joe McCarthy.
The Lady Doc
$19.95 paperback, 340 pages, 5×7.5
Reprint of the original 1912 novel with an introduction by Paul Fees. More than 50 years out of print, The Lady Doc is back. Caroline Lockhart was a writer, reporter, editor, and independent woman who settled in Cody, Wyoming at the turn of the 20th century. This thinly-disguised portrait of Cody and it’s citizens was considered shocking when it was first published. Lockhart’s skill as a satirist and her story-telling powers make for a vivid and often funny portrait of a western town in the grip of change.
Lilian’s Last Dance
by Christene Meyers and William Jones
$14.99 paperback, 336 pages, 6×9
It’s 1907 and New York is teeming with immigrants and new ideas. “Lilian’s Last Dance” unfolds in this fertile and revolutionary time as “the flickers” grab America’s attention. Art, music, movies, fashion and mores are changing. The global stage is in flux.
“Lilian’s Last Dance” artfully moves its action from the streets of Paris to the European Front, to a secluded Montana hide-out, to Chicago and to San Francisco rebuilding after the devastating quake. Real-life cameos include Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, Conrad Hilton, Edith Wharton, Ty Cobb, Pablo Picasso, “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Gertrude Stein and others.
$9.95 paperback, 176 pages, 6×9
The daily life of a Wyoming family is told with vibrant detail in Family Ties. Philip Wilson’s stories were transcribed and written by his wife Arlene, and a fascinating tale of hard work and strong family connections emerged. Family Ties offers a detailed look at the sometimes difficult but always joyful efforts of the Wilson family to make their way in a Wyoming that was not nearly the civilized place we now take for granted.
$14.99 paperback, 198 pages, 22 illustrations. b&w 6×9 in.
Wyoming has a colorful history and has played a significant role in the development of that part of America we call “the West.” However, a good part of that history has yet to be told. On Sacred Ground: A Religious and Spiritual History of Wyoming tells the story about how people of faith contributed in shaping the state’s future. People of diverse faith traditions, religious denominations, congregations and individual spiritual leaders all left an imprint on Wyoming’s identity and character. Their stories are many and varied. This book is about those stories and those who participated in them.
The author’s website: http://onsacredgroundbook.com/
Stone the Heir
Ronald M. Young
$26.00 hardcover, 608 pages, 6×9 in.
ISBN-13: 978-0983027584. Kindle, $2.99
Stone the Heir is a fantasy novel full of wit and adventure as well as keen observations about relationships both personal and political. It is a tale of politics and romance filled with joy and goodwill. Most impressive is the authors manipulation of language. Some of the language is invented, the product of the characters and their culture. In other cases, the words are re-envisioned in new and surprising ways. All of it though is brilliantly accesible and experiential. Stone is a book for those who love fantasy, romance and political satire. It is a joyful romp but one that provides genuine insight and reflection. A wonderful first novel. We can only hope there will be many more.
Victor Alexander and the Saddle: Art, Craft and Business
$20.00 paperback, 108 pages, 6×9 in.
Victor Alexander (1906-1973) was a top hand on roundups in Wyoming and Montana and in the rodeo arena nationwide. Along the way he became a master of the craft and the art of the saddle. But he was more. This is the story of how, with a fascination for production technology and in a relentless pursuit of excellence, he helped transform the business of saddlemaking in the twentieth century. All saddlemakers are to some extent historians of their craft. The Victor Alexander Collection in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center includes nearly 5000 tools, patterns, drawings, catalogues, photographs, and other items related to saddlemaking. Famed tool manufacturers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries such as Osborne and Gomph are represented along with many devised by Alexander himself.
Better Known as Boxcar Murphy
$10.00 paperback, 44 pages, 6×9 in
Enigmatic, irascible, sometimes flamboyant but always fascinating, Boxcar Murphy was a fixture of Park County, Wyoming and places beyond for four decades. His hitchhiking skills are legendary. In this book, retired district court judge Hunter Patrick has assembled the recollections of many of knew him. It’s a snapshot of a time which is disappearing, when the open road was safe and free. It’s a portrait of a true individual.
Charles Preston Stephens
$14.99 paperback. 354 pages. 8.5 x 11 in.
Press Stephens wrote prolifically to everyone he loved. These letters, written to Press Stephens, Jr., reveal a doting father, a family man steeped in the love of his family and in the history and values of his forefathers. A man devoted to his work for Coca-Cola, and a patriarch anxious to have the place his ancestors settled in 1824 remain a treasure for all future family members to love and keep.
Wilderness Heritage: The Borner-Hale Connection
$12.99 paperback. 78 pages. Color 8.5 x 8.5 in.
This is the story of a northwest Wyoming family, all descendants of a buffalo hunter, a freighter and rancher, and a pair of strong pioneer women who came to Wyoming in the latter years of the 19th Century. It’s the story of a family legacy of respect for hard work, and the joy of living on a land that’s both inspiring and difficult, and just plain fun. Some tales are told by the people who lived them, and others had to be pieced together and retold by the author.
Pioneers of the Big Horn: True Stories of the Yellowtail Country (revised ed.)
$6.99 paperback. 120 pages. 5×7.5 in.
An autobiography of the life of Bill Scott born in 1893. Scott came to the town of Kane, in Big Horn County, Wyoming on the 25 Mar 1912 with his parents. He was 19 years of age then. Bill married the youngest daughter of D. E. Bassett. Includes a history of the pioneers who also settled in the area and a history of the town of Kane which is now submerged under the Yellowtail Reservior.
The Burgess Long Range Repeating Rifle Model 1878
Dale A. Olson
$9.95 paperback. 172 pages 6×9 in
The Burgess Long Range Repeating Rifle Model 1878 contains the history of Andrew Burgess, Eli Whitney and the manufacture of this gun at the Whitneyville Armory. Included are several stories of men who owned them and incidents relating to the use of this gun. Also included is a compilation of serial numbers and configurations of the Burgess, Whitney Kennedy and the 1886 Whitney Scharf. This is a must for lever gun and history enthusiasts. Includes photos of many interesting variations
Journeys To Jerusalem: Troubling Times in a Holy Land
$16.99 paperback. 396 pages. 8.25 x 11 in
The Rev. Daphne Grimes, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Wyoming, has had a long exposure to North Africa and the Middle East, living for seven years in the 1960’s in Tunisia and Libya, and traveling widely through Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. Trips to Israel began in 1956. After a hiatus of many years during her life with her geophysicist husband in the Arab world, she returned again to the Holy Land in the early 1980’s, as she was preparing for the priesthood. The spiritual, emotional and experiential depth of her many visits, inspired her to use her journals to tell a story not often heard in the United States, in the hopes that justice for all peoples will be seen as essential for peace in the region.
Paintrock Tales and Bonanza Trails
The Hyattville History Committee
$24.99 paperback. 440 pages, 7 x 10 in
It was 1866 when Samuel W. Hyatt moved to a scattered settlement at the confluence of Paint Rock Creek and Medicine Lodge Creek. But what he and other early settlers of what is now Hyattville didn’t know was that people had been living in that same area for the last 10,000 years. For the ranchers and others who now make Hyattville home, it’s easy to see why. Tucked away amid the red, rolling foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in north central Wyoming, Hyattville is only six miles from Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site, home to numerous petroglyphs and pictograms. Over the years, Hyattville has had a doctor, newspaper, hotel, mercantile and grocery stores — even an opera house — that served a thriving ranching economy. Today, there’s a post office and two cafés, each with a bar. Groceries or gas are 17 miles or more away
Compiled by the Hyattville History Committee from oral and written histories of Hyattville and Bonanza folks.
Garland: The History of the Gate City as Told by the Residents
$9.95 paperback, 136 pages, 7.5 x 9.25 in.
The Wild Excellence: Notes from Untamed America.
256 pages, 41 illustrations. b&w 8.5×5.5 in.
out of print
In 2005, Leslie Patten took a leap of faith, buying a run-down cabin a few miles from Yellowstone Park’s most remote boundary. Moving from the bustle of the Bay Area, Patten recounts the ineffable wonder of seeing an elk calf being born, or hearing the howls of a wolf pack under a wintry moon. In a series of personal essays on wildlife, interspersed with modern-day homesteading, Patten describes her view of Land as spiritual refreshment; Land which must include the full array of wildlife. A new and important perspective on why we need to preserve our last wild lands.
The author’s website: The Human Footprint
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