B210 As I Remember It: A Memoir told by Esther Imhof $19.95
This book is a memoir of a girl who grew up in Western Kansas in the early 1900s. Born in 1914, she experienced the trials and tribulations of prairie life. Her stories provide vivid insights into the pioneer activities of hog butchering, wheat threshing, and chicken and egg production. 146 pgs. size 9 x 6
By Dee Brown. All aspects of western feminine life, which include a good deal about the western male, are covered in this lively, informal but soundly factual account of the women who built the West. Among those whom stories are included are Elizabeth Custer, Lola Montez, Ann Eliza Young, Josephine Meeker, Carry Nation, Esther Morris, and Virginia Reed. 317 pgs. size 8 x 5 1/3
Follow twelve-year old Johann and his family from a small farm in Eastern Europe to the port in Germany where they board a ship for the harrowing trip to America. They settle in Kansas and battle the elements to establish a new home. 67 pgs. size 9 x 6
By David M. Bartholomew.This book is based on the extensive diaries of Elam Bartholomew, a pioneer who came to Kansas in 1874. Bartholomew studied the horticulture of the Great Plains and was dedicated to finding antidotes to disease causing organisms. His thousands of specimens now reside in many herbariums across the United States. This book tells his life story and shares his passion for all things botanical. 338 pgs. size 9 x 6
Westward Expansion Series #2 This pamphlet focuses on the trials and tribulations of the women who came West to settle the Great Plains. It offers a quick overview of those who had the courage to face this untamed land. 19 pgs. size 9 x 5 1/2
By Don Larsen. The author leads us ona journey into the prairies of the past, capturing the heart and soul of not onlu his farmboy days, but of family, neighbors and community. His memories , sparked with humor, are stories of time and a place we love to remember, even though we've not been there before. 144 pgs. size 9 x 6
By Howard Ruede, Edited by John Ise. Letters written by Howard Ruede to describe reality of the pioneer life on the western plains to those who were contemplating moving here. 248 pgs. size 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
By: Tony Haas Emma, a young, defiant, aspiring writer living in Solotoye, Russia at the dawn of the 20th century is full of life, full of the devil, and eager to shed the shackles of a male-dominated society. An old photograph of six American women prompts Emma to embark on a life-changing journey to a seemingly exotic place where women make the rules.
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