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It's All About the Bike, The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
by Robert Penn
A paean to craftsmanship and tradition. En route to building his dream bike (oh, what a brilliant quest!), Robert Penn explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle.
by James Strait
Part of an award-winning series, Weird Missouri introduces tourists to the off-the-beaten path destinations, including ghostly sites and peculiar roadside attractions, as well as local legends and crazy characters. Heavily illustrated.
Missouri Off the Beaten Path
by Patti DeLano
A fun series that introduces travelers (and locals!) to sites they’d want to see if they knew about them. The guide covers local dining, hidden attractions, unusual locales and quirky cultural tidbits.
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Bernard DeVoto (Editor)
A classic condensed version of the Lewis and Clark journals, originally published in 1953 and long the standard.
Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die
by Chris Santella
Santella showcases a wide variety of expertly selected places to bike, from the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia and the Indochina Trail in Vietnam to the urban jungle of New York City.
Undaunted Courage, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
by Stephen Ambrose
Ambrose recreates the high adventure and politics of late 18th-century America in this classic history, rich in details of Native American life, geography, flora and fauna.
The Cyclist's Anthology
by Nicky Slade
This entertaining anthology presents short excerpts from Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, HG Wells, EM Forster, Dervla Murphy and many more. In all, 50 authors share their thoughts and insights into the wonderful pastime of cycling.
The Lewis and Clark Journals
by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Gary Moulton (Editor)
The definitive one-volume selection of the most significant, noteworthy and historic entries from the journals of Lewis and Clark, with helpful scholarly notes and annotations.
St. Charles (Then and Now)
by Jessica Dreyer, Vicki Berger Erwin
Settled in 1769, St. Charles is an example of historic preservation -- though by the 1960s many of the buildings had deteriorated. Prompted by the restorations of the first state capitol property and the efforts of dedicated citizens the area underwent a period of revitalization and restoration. Through photos, both old and new, readers will see the city of St. Charles as it was and is now. In June of 1970 the Main Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Images of America: Missouri Wine Country
by Don Graveman, Dianna Graveman
During the Civil War, Missouri was the largest producer of wine in the union and before Prohibition it ranked in second place. Today the area overlooking the Missouri River is officially recognized as the country’s first wine district. Using archival photos, this book uncovers the fascinating history of this region, including the influence of German settlers.