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Ambush at Bloody Run - item - $24.95  

Ambush at Bloody Run

The Wham Paymaster Robbery of 1889


A story of politics, religion, race, and banditry in Arizona Territory. In this engrossing and meticulously documented study, Larry Ball draws on a wealth of new research—including interviews and the previously undiscovered trial transcript—to separate fact from legend in describing an event that pitted white against black, Gentile against Mormons, Democrat against Republican, lawman against outlaw, and neighbor against neighbor in a region chafing under federal control.

A Volume of Friendship - item - $24.95  

A Volume of Friendship

The Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway, 1904—1953


In these intimate letters, Eleanor Roosevelt and Isabella Greenway chronicle a fifty-year friendship dating back to their school days at the beginning of the twentieth century. With care, sympathy, and affection, they share family concerns, discuss national and world affairs, support each other in times of personal tragedy, and chart their respective political careers—Roosevelt as a social reformer and first lady and Greenway as Arizona’s first congresswoman. Editors Miller and McGinnis’s astute analysis and insightful commentary enable scholars and general readers to view this remarkable correspondence against the backdrop of state and national politics, the Great Depression, and the changing roles of women in American society.

Chronicles of War - item - $44.95  

Chronicles of War

Apache & Yavapai Resistance in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, 1821-1937


Based on three decades of extensive field work and exhaustive research in manuscript and published sources, Berndt Kühn chronicles more than a century of conflict between Native Americans, Anglos, and Mexicans in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The nearly 4,000 entries in this meticulous compendium provide essential information on combatants, casualties, and locations of battles, skirmishes, and raids, along with the relevant sources for further research. Maps and tables chart the ebb and flow of warfare and tally the cost in lives and property. An excellent resource for scholars and beginning researchers.

Campaigns in the West - item - $19.99  

Campaigns in the West (1856-1861)


Originally published in 1949 by the Arizona Pioneers’ Historical Society and the Grabhorn Press. In his introduction to this elegant reprint, University of New Mexico professor Durwood Ball describes how industrialist and benefactor W. J. "Jack" Holliday collaborated with the Arizona Historical Society to publish this vivid account of service with the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen in New Mexico and present-day Arizona in the troubled 1850s. Professor Ball also assesses the book’s importance to the military history of the Southwest. The new edition includes thirteen previously unpublished Heger drawings from the Arizona Historical Society collections.

Cavalry Yellow & Infantry Blue - item - $24.95  

Cavalry Yellow & Infantry Blue

Army Officers in Arizona between 1851 and 1886


Cavalry Yellow & Infantry Blue presents concise, insightful biographies of army officers serving in Arizona between 1851, when the first American post was established, and 1886, when Geronimo’s surrender officially ended the Indian Wars. Most of the officers "had careers ranging far beyond the borders of the Territory." Altshuler carefully sets out the personal record of success and failure—documenting promotions and court-martials, victories and defeats, births and tragic deaths. An indispensable text for researchers, Cavalry Yellow & Infantry Blue will challenge the reader’s understanding of well-known army figures while inspiring a closer look at the courageous roles of lesser-known men.

The Girl in the Iron Box - item - $29.95  

The Girl in the Iron Box

How an Arizona Kidnapping Stumped Hoover’s FBI


At 3 o’clock in the afternoon of April 25, 1934, six-year-old June Robles stepped inside a Ford sedan on her way home from school and disappeared from the streets of Tucson, Arizona. With the Lindbergh kidnapping fresh in the minds of Depression-era Americans, the kidnapping sent shock waves across the country and through the sleepy desert community. After nineteen frantic days and nights, June Robles was discovered alive, buried in an iron box beneath the hot desert sand. Second only to the Lindbergh case, June Robles’s disappearance was the most notorious child abduction of the 1930s, setting in motion a massive manhunt in Tucson and around the country. It was the first major case that ambitious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover’s agents could not solve. Based on extensive research in newspapers, interviews, and FBI files, Pool recreates in absorbing detail the search for the missing girl, the massive local and national manhunt for her kidnappers, and Hoover’s obsessive involvement in the case.

It Was the Grandest I Ever Saw - item - $9.95  

It Was the Grandest Sight I Ever Saw

Experiences of a Rough Rider as Recorded in the Letters of Lieutenant John Campbell Greenway


"It was the grandest sight I ever saw." With these words written to his mother, twenty-six-year-old 2nd Lt. John C. Greenway of Company G, First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, describes the famous charge of Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders up the San Juan Heights in Cuba on July 1, 1898. In this engrossing collection of seventeen telegrams and letters, published here for the first time, Lieutenant Greenway provides an intimate view of the organization, training, battles, and personnel of the Rough Riders through the eyes of a young Yale graduate who quickly became a favorite of Roosevelt. Charles Herner’s detailed annotations and informed commentary illuminate Greenway’s letters against the backdrop of the Spanish-American War.

Mickey Free - item - $29.95  

Mickey Free

Apache Captive, Interpreter, and Indian Scout


On January 27, 1861, an Apache raiding party attacked John Ward’s ranch in the Sonoita Valley of southeastern Arizona and carried off Ward’s thirteen-year-old stepson, Felix Telles. Thus began a remarkable odyssey. A young Mexican-American boy was transformed into an Apache warrior and eventually served as Indian Scout for the U.S. Army. In this thoughtful and engaging biography, Allan Radbourne employs three decades of research in archival records, printed sources, and Apache oral tradition to tell the story of Mickey Free and the Indian Scouts who played hitherto unappreciated roles in the Apache wars of the 1870s and 1880s and the application of reservation policy.

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Provincias Internas

Continuing Frontiers


"Provincias Internas: Continuing Frontiers" was a one-day symposium held at Phoenix College in which a group of distinguished panelists explored the concept of frontiers in the region that was previously the northern frontier of colonial New Spain. The Provincias Internas are that region that now comprises the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico. The symposium explored the concept of frontiers within this region over several centuries. Each panelist presented a brief paper, followed by discussion among the panel members and questions from the audience. Each paper is reprinted in this book with the highlights of the subsequent discussion recorded in question-and-answer form at the end of each paper.

Sometimes the Blues - item - $29.95  

Sometimes The Blues

The Letters and Diaries of Frank Hammon, A Lonely Frontiersman in Globe and Phoenix, 1882-1889


Frank Hammon was among the flood of educated young men who came west in the late-1800s seeking adventure and fortune, but found only hardship, tragedy, and backbreaking work. Unlike many of his fellows, Hammon wrote down his thoughts and daily routines in letters and a diary. In her engaging book, Hammon’s great granddaughter fills in his life in the bustling mining town of Globe and the Phoenix farming community. She paints a vivid picture of Hammon’s world. His diaries and letters, supplemented by Susan Clardy’s meticulous research, uncover the lives of ordinary men and women struggling to survive in territorial Arizona.

Zeckendorfs and Steinfelds - item - $19.95  

Zeckendorfs and Steinfelds

Merchant Princes of the American Southwest


From their arrival in Santa Fe in 1853 with the earliest American occupation to the close of Steinfeld’s department store in downtown Tucson in the 1890s, the history of the Zeckendorf and Steinfeld families is intertwined with the economic development of the Southwest. In this detailed portrayal, Bettina O’Neil Lyons delves into family documents, archival records, and published sources to chronicle 130 years of mercantile enterprise through the eyes of a remarkable group of men and women who lay the business foundations and set the social tone of Arizona and New Mexico for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Forty photographs, many published here for the first time, chronicle the lives and times of the Zeckendorfs and the Steinfelds.

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