Volume I, No. 2 – March 2017

John Thomas and Richard Etulain, Co-Editors

Welcome to second issue of our Books of the West newsletter. These newsletters, featuring longer book reviews and briefer lists of annotated and cited books, will be published periodically during the year, we hope on a quarterly basis. Our lists will include publication details and prices. All of the books are available from Chaparral Books. We welcome your feedback, comments and book suggestions for inclusion in the newsletter.
Chaparral Books in located in southwest Portland, adjacent to Portland State University and Lovejoy Park. Although we specialize in Western Americana and Native American Literature we offer a broad selection of books. We have recently added four significant collections to the store:

  1. Books on Lewis and Clark from the Lewis and Clark Library Special Collections, including several signed copies of well-known authors to well-known historians in as new condition;
  2. Books from the granddaughter of novelist Ernest Haycox, including several signed, first editions;
  3. Books from Ray Snyder, a well-known Portland area book collector of Western Americana; and
  4. Steve Duin, a columnist for the Oregonian has joined the shop and will be offering the books he wrote, as well as books from his private collection.

When in Portland please stop in and view our offerings, including the new additions listed above.

In this issue: Fictional Wests: Two Recent Novels, Two Trails West, The Civil War In The American West, 10 Historical Overviews Of The American West and Lewis and Clark Books

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