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.
Hannibal Missouri, A Brief History
Tracing this history of Mark Twain's hometown from hamlet to bustling river port.
Images of America: Missouri Wine Country
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.
Follows Adair, the daughter of modest farmers in the Missouri Ozarks, who is wrongly accused of enemy collaboration by the Union militia, as she falls in love with her interrogator and embarks on a perilous journey to find her family.
Undaunted Courage, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
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 Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant (Mrs. Uylsses S. Grant)
A great companion to the classic Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (USS33), his wife, Julia Dent Grant, offers her own side of the story through personal and sometimes dramatic anecdotes that recount a terrifying time in our nation’s history.
The Gateway Arch: A Biography
A St. Louis icon and a stunning memorial to westward expansion, the Arch triumphantly rises 630 feet over the city and attracts millions of tourist every year. Campbell reveals the history of the monument, dispelling myths and shining new light on the origins and meaning of the Arch.
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
The first of three volumes of Twain’s complete autobiographical dictations, following a discursive rather than chronological narrative and, as the author requested, released 100 years after his death.
Images of America: St. Charles
This Missouri city began humbly when a French Canadian fur trader built a cabin on the Missouri River in 1769. He named the settlement Les Petites Cotes (the little hills). St. Charles has seen much excitement over the years, including a visit by Lewis and Clark and a number of devastating natural disasters.
The Journals of Lewis and Clark
A classic condensed version of the Lewis and Clark journals, originally published in 1953 and long the standard.
Missouri Off the Beaten Path
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 Essential Lewis and Clark
This compact book features selections from Lewis and Clark's journals focusing on natural history, people and landscapes of the West.
The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
A thorough biography of one of America’s most compelling heroes and beloved commanders, written in clear, colorful prose by expert storyteller Brands.
Mark Twain, An Illustrated Biography
This illustrated companion to the PBS series follows the arc of Twain's celebrated career.
St. Charles (Then and Now)
Settled in 1769, St. Charles is an example of historic preservation -- though by the 1960s many of the buildings had deteriorated and would have been demolished if not for the efforts of educated citizens who spurned 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.
The Wit & Wisdom of Mark Twain
Arranged alphabetically by topic, from Adam to Youth, and culled from his novels, speeches, letters, and conversations, this anthology of quotes is timeless and represents the very essence of Mark Twain -- hilarious, cranky, and insightful.
Personal Memoirs, Ulysses S. Grant
A remarkable (and big) account of a rich life, from a poor boy on the frontier to a great general and president, written by Grant on his deathbed -- and originally edited by none other than Mark Twain.
Moon Handbook St. Louis
A no-nonsense practical guide in the Moon series, jam-packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history, flora and fauna and geology.