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Hearts West: True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier
by Chris Enss
Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live happily ever after; still others found themselves in desperate situations that robbed them of...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Bestsellers; History
Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West
by Chris Enss
"No women need apply." Western towns looking for a local doctor during the frontier era often concluded their advertisements in just that manner. Yet apply they did. And in small towns all over the west, highly trained women from medical colleges in the East took on the post of local doctor to great acclaim. These women changed the...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Bestsellers; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Midwest
by Chris Enss
Award-winning author Chris Enss goes behind the lipstick and petticoats to reveal the real women who outran the law and upended gender stereotypes across America’s Heartland. Meet Flora Mundis, expert horse thief and jailbreaker; murderess Elizabeth Reed, the first and only woman hanged in Illinois; Belle Black and Jennie Freeman, who...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; True Crime
Object: Matrimony: The Risky Business of Mail-Order Matchmaking on the Western Frontier
by Chris Enss
Desperate to strike it rich during the Western Gold Rushes and eager for the free land afforded them through the Homestead Act, men went west alone and sacrificed many creature comforts. Only after they arrived at their destinations did some of them realize how much they missed female companionship. One way for men living on the...
Today's Price: $9.99
Categories: History; Social Sciences
Pistol Packin' Madams: True Stories of Notorious Women of the Old West
by Chris Enss
Between 1840 and 1870, hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic dreamers embarked on a 2,000-mile journey into the wide-open frontier of the United States in search of free land, gold, adventure, and a better life. Although only a few women were numbered among the very first pioneers, those who did take the risk changed the face of the...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs
Many Loves of Buffalo Bill: The True Of Story Of Life On The Wild West Show
by Chris Enss
“What we want to do is give our women even more liberty than they have. Let them do any kind of work that they see fit, and if they do it as well as men, give them the same pay.”—William F. Cody, 1899 With rough-riding cowboys, sure shots, and fantastic reenactments of battles and train robberies, Buffalo Bill Cody brought...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History; Travel Bios & Memoirs
Frontier Teachers: Stories of Heroic Women of the Old West
by Chris Enss
Frontier Teachers tells the stories of a dozen courageous, intrepid women who faced down rooms full of children on the open prairies and in the mining towns of the Old West to bring them educational opportunities.
Today's Price: $11.99
Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Women's Studies
Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West
by Chris Enss
This collection of short stories of the women who entertained the West in makeshift theaters and palaces built to showcase the divas who were beloved by emigrants to the “uncivilized” West will feature well-known and lesser known dancers, singers, and actresses and their exploits. Author Chris Enss will bring her comedic timing and...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Historical Bios & Memoirs
Soldier, Sister, Spy, Scout: Women Soldiers and Patriots on the Western Frontier
by Chris Enss
From the earliest days of the western frontier, women heeded the call to go west along with their husbands, sweethearts, and parents. Many of these women were attached to the army camps and outposts that dotted the prairies. Some were active participants in the skirmishes and battles that took place in the western territories. Each of...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom from Wild Women
by Chris Enss
From Calamity Jane’s relentless pursuit of Wild Bill Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson—and learned to regret it, these romantic stories from the Old West are still familiar and entertaining to readers today. Meet Agnes Lake Hickok, the intrepid wife of Wild Bill Hickok and learn about the last...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
Beautiful Mine: Women Prospectors Of The Old West
by Chris Enss
During the gold rush, women worked alongside men panning and digging for gold and silver in the mountains of Colorado, California, and all the way up to Alaska. While many books have been written about the frontier women who ran brothels and boarding houses in mining towns, none have told the true stories of ladies who labored as...
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Categories: History
More Tales behind the Tombstones: More Deaths and Burials of the Old West's Most Nefarious Outlaws, Notorious Women...
by Chris Enss
More Tales Behind the Tombstones tells the stories behind the deaths (or supposed deaths) and burials of even more of the Old West's most nefarious outlaws, notorious women, and celebrated lawmen. Readers will learn the stories behind these legendary characters and visit the sites of tombs long forgotten while legends have lived on....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History; True Crime
Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom from Wild Women
by Chris Enss
From Calamity Jane’s relentless pursuit of Wild Bill Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson—and learned to regret it, these romantic stories from the Old West are still familiar and entertaining to readers today. Meet Agnes Lake Hickok, the intrepid wife of Wild Bill Hickok and learn about the last...
Today's Price: $15.99
Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
High Country Women: Pioneers of Yosemite National Park
by Chris Enss
Women have played an important—though often hidden—role in shaping the history of Yosemite National Park. "High Country Women" reveals the contributions made by these strong and independent pioneers, such as: • Clare Hodges, who seized her opportunity to be the nation’s first woman park ranger. • Jessie Fremont, who...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs
How the West Was Worn: Bustles And Buckskins On The Wild Frontier
by Chris Enss
Fashion that was in vogue in the East was highly desirable to pioneers during the frontier period of the American West. It was also extraordinarily difficult to obtain, often impractical, and sometimes the clothing was just not durable enough for the men and women who were forging new homes for themselves in the West. Full hoopskirts...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; History
Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous, and Wayward Ladies from the Old West
by Chris Enss
 This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled-doves, and other wicked women by  offers a glimpse into Western Women’s experience that's less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem...
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Categories: Historical Bios & Memoirs; History; True Crime
Ma Barker: America's Most Wanted Mother
by Chris Enss
Was Arizona Donnie Clark, AKA Kate “Ma” Barker the mastermind behind the Barker gang terrorizing the Midwest during the early years of the great Depression? Or was she a terrible mother who urged her sons to criminal behavior for her own financial gain? Or does the truth lie somewhere in between. This lively retelling of the legend...
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Categories: History; True Crime
The Young Duke: The Early Life of John Wayne
by Chris Enss
By the time Stagecoach made John Wayne a silver-screen star in 1939, the thirty-one-year-old was already a veteran of more than sixty films, having twirled six-guns and foiled cattle rustlers in B Westerns for five studios. By the 1950s he was Hollywood’s most popular actor―an Academy Award nominee destined to become an...
Today's Price: $9.99
Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Sam Sixkiller: Cherokee Frontier Lawman
by Chris Enss
The Oklahoma Historical Society Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History for 2012. A riveting biography of a little-known Native-American who shaped history—complete with shootouts, romance, intrigue, and a little politics.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History; True Crime
Death Row All Stars: A Story of Baseball, Corruption, and Murder
by Chris Enss
It was the golden age of baseball, and all over the country teams gathered on town fields in front of throngs of fans to compete for local glory. In Rawlins, Wyoming, residents lined up for tickets to see slugger Joseph Seng and the rest of the Wyoming Penitentiary Death Row All Stars as they took on all comers in baseball games with...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; History; True Crime
Thunder over the Prairie: The True Story of a Murder and a Manhunt by the Greatest Posse of All Time
by Chris Enss
Dora Hand was in a deep sleep. Her bare legs were exposed despite her thick blankets, and a mass of long, auburn hair stretched over her pillow and flowed off the side of her flimsy mattress. A framed, charcoal portrait of an elderly couple hung above her bed on the faded wallpaper and kept company with her slumber.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Prairie Bride; or, the Squatter's Triumph: A Reprint Of The Classic Beadle Dime Novel
by Chris Enss
A fight breaks out over a claim in this action-filled homesteading story. The hardships of covered wagon life, the danger of the prairie fire, and the romance of the young bride's new home made this a best-seller in 1869. One of the things that made dime novels so popular was the lurid cover art. These scandalous imaged caught the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Romance; All Westerns; Contemporary Fiction; History
Mochi's War: The Tragedy of Sand Creek
by Chris Enss
Colorado Territory in 1864 wasn't merely the wild west, it was a land in limbo while the Civil War raged in the east and politics swirled around its potential admission to the union. The territorial governor, John Evans, had ambitions on the national stage should statehood occur--and he was joined in those ambitions by a local pastor...
Today's Price: $15.99
Categories: History
The Pinks: The First Women Detectives, Operatives, and Spies with the Pinkerton National Detective Agency
by Chris Enss
The true story of Kate Warne and the other women who served as Pinkertons, fulfilling the adage, “Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History.” Most students of the Old West and American law enforcement history know the story of the notorious and ruthless Pinkerton Detective Agency and the legends behind their role in establishing the...
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Categories: Unknown
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