So Incredibly Idaho: Seven Landscapes That Define the Gem State (Hardcover)

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So Incredibly Idaho: Seven Landscapes That Define the Gem State (Hardcover)

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Idaho, unknown to most and loved by those who have experienced it, comes alive in this innovative work. This title reveals the many aspects of Idaho's varied landscapes. It describes the hidden forces and unseen historical events that have been impacted by the landscapes of this western state.
Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes is a noted historian, author, and teacher at the University of Idaho. He has written many books on western history including Bisbee: Urban Outpost on the Frontier, In Mountain Shadows: A History of Idaho, and Railroad Signatures Across the Pacific Northwest.
Product Details ISBN: 9780893011932
ISBN-10: 0893011932
Publisher: Caxton Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1996
Pages: 146
Language: English

"Chances are most libraries have very little on Idaho. Schwantes (Univ. of Idaho) attempts to define Idaho not in touristic or purely historical terms but by its geographical terrain. Few states have such a rocky creation (geographically and politically speaking), and Schwantes does an outstanding job in bringing this little-known state to life. He discusses the early years of Idaho, when it was much larger than its present boundaries. He tells of how trappers, miners, visionaries, railroad magnates, environmentalists, and others left their indelible mark on the state. All this is conveyed by someone with an obvious love for his subject and a deep concern for its future. Long after the tourist books on Idaho are out of date, this work will remain a valuable look at a remarkable part of the country."—Library Journal