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Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon

By Derek Hayes

University of California Press
Hardcover (240 pages)

Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon
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This gorgeous atlas, illustrated throughout with more than 500 colorful images and maps, provides a visually rich and textually engaging history of the states of Oregon and Washington. Derek Hayes brings his enthusiasm and expertise to a full range of topics, beginning with the first inhabitants and tracing the westward expansion, conflict between settlers and Native Americans, and the establishment of the Oregon Trail. We see in vivid images, old maps, and lively text the coming of the railroads and the rapid establishment of the coastal ports, northwest cities and roads, the fur and lumber industries, and the large farms. We also witness the twentieth-century development of the war industries, the establishment of the aviation industry, and the celebratory 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. At once a valuable reference and an exhilarating adventure through history, the Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon presents readers with a fascinating chronicle of how these proud states came into their own and how they each look toward the future.

Early Ballard (Images of America: Washington)

By Julie D. Pheasant-Albright

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2007-11-21
Paperback (128 pages)

Early Ballard (Images of America: Washington)
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The first land claim in what would become the city of Ballard was made in 1852, but it wasn’t until a ship captain named William Rankin Ballard lost a bet with a business partner and found himself the owner of 160 acres of seemingly worthless land that the city prospered and became the “Shingle Capital of the World.” Incorporated in 1890, Ballard grew quickly, thanks to shingle and lumber mills and the Scandinavian fishing fleet. When a horse was supposedly found in the city water supply in 1906, reluctant Ballardites voted to be annexed to the city of Seattle, and the flag flew at half-staff at Ballard City Hall. Home to the Nordic Heritage Museum, Chittenden Locks, and the fishing fleet, this bustling city-within-a-city still retains its unique Scandinavian flavor to this day.

Seattleness: A Cultural Atlas

By Tera Hatfield & Natalie Ross

Sasquatch Books
Released: 2018-10-23
Hardcover (192 pages)

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This visually rich cultural atlas of Seattle explores the mercurial nature of place through the lens of one of the fastest growing cities in America. Through both experiential and data-driven cartography, Seattleness lends itself to longtime residents, newcomers to the city, and those curious about the moody borough that has brought us airplanes, grunge, gourmet coffee, and e-commerce.
 
In the style of Infinite City and Portlandness, this illustrated book examines an expansive range of topics from UFO sightings to pinball legacies, gray skies to frontier psychology, strong women and strong coffee. Compelling infographic visuals emerge from deep dives into data, unraveling over 50 real and strange narratives about the green metropolis perched at the edge of the Salish Sea. 

Vanishing Seattle (Images of America)

By Clark Humphrey

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2006-12-06
Paperback (128 pages)

Vanishing Seattle (Images of America)
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Though Seattle is still a young city, growing and changing, much of its short past is already lost-but not forgotten. Generations of Seattleites have fond memories of restaurants, local television shows, stores, and other landmarks that evoke a less sophisticated, more informal city. This new book explores Seattle at a time when timber and fish were more lucrative than airplanes and computers, when the city was a place of kitschy architecture and homespun humor and was full of boundless hope for a brighter future. These rare and vintage images hearken back to the marvels of the 1962 World's Fair, shopping trips to Frederick & Nelson and I. Magnin, dinners at Rosellini's, dancing at the Trianon Ballroom, traveling on the ferry Kalakala, rooting for baseball's Rainiers, and local personalities including Stan Boreson, J. P. Patches, and Wunda Wunda.

Good Night Washington State (Good Night Our World)

By Adam Gamble

Our World of Books
Released: 2012-10-01
Board book (20 pages)

Good Night Washington State (Good Night Our World)
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Good Night Washington State features Mount Rainier, Spokane, the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Olympic National Park, volcanoes, the Cascade Range, Hoh Rainforest, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Seattle's Space Needle, and Pike Place Market. Covering many of the state's most interesting places, young readers will get a personal of this spectacular region including many famous sights and fun attractions.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

By Daniel James Brown

Brown, Daniel James
Released: 2014-05-27
Paperback (404 pages)

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
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  • The #1New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary "TheBoys of '36"
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

Seattle's Waterfront (Images of America)

By Joy Keniston-Longrie

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2014-12-01
Paperback (128 pages)

Seattle s Waterfront (Images of America)
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Seattle’s waterfront has served as a central hub for people, transportation, and commerce since time immemorial. A low natural shoreline provided the Duwamish-Suquamish people with excellent canoe access to permanent villages and seasonal fishing camps. High bluffs served as a sacred place for tribal members’ final journey to the spirit world. When the first settlers arrived in the 1850s, Seattle’s shoreline began to change drastically. Emerald hills covered with dense forests were logged for timber to make way for the new city. As time passed, Seattle constructed a log seawall, wooden sidewalks, wharfs, buildings, streets, railroad trestles, and eventually, a massive concrete viaduct over the original aquatic lands, changing the natural environment to a built environment. Today, Seattle’s shoreline continues to change as the city demolishes the viaduct, rebuilds the seawall, and creates an inviting new waterfront that all will enjoy for generations to come.

The Creaky Knees Guide Washington, 2nd Edition: The 100 Best Easy Hikes

By Seabury Blair Jr.

AMERICAN WEST BOOKS
Released: 2016-05-17
Paperback (320 pages)

The Creaky Knees Guide Washington, 2nd Edition: The 100 Best Easy Hikes
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This day-hiking guidebook features the best 100 low-impact trails in the state from the Olympic Peninsula and Mount Rainier National Park to Eastern Washington. Written in an informative style that will appeal to anyone, regardless of age, the guide covers hikes in 10 regions throughout the state as well urban hikes and walks. Each trail description includes elevation gains, including a topographical map; clear, up-to-date driving directions; mileage and estimated hiking time; trail conditions; and more. Creaky Knees hiking guides are perfect for aging baby boomers, seniors, those traveling with small children, and anyone else interested more in a stroll than a climb.


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