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Dive in to the many intriguing books about North Dakotans

Allen, Maury

Roger Maris: A Man for All Seasons. Dutton, 1986.

 

Briggs, Colin

Cordially Yours, Ann Sothern. Bearmanor, 2006.

 

Connell, Evan S.

Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn.  1984; rep., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.

 

Eriksmoen, Curt

Did You Know That? 47 Fascinating Stories about People Who Have Lived In North Dakota. McCleery and Sons, 2006.

 

Geelan, Agnes

The North Dakota Maverick: The Political Life of William Langer.  Kaye's Printing, 1975.

 

Goplen, Arnold O.

The Career of the Marquis de Mores in the Badlands of North Dakota. 1979; rep., State Historical Society of ND, 1994.

 

Hawkins, Reese, and Meredith Wallin

Remembering Louis L’Amour. McCleery and  Sons, 2001.

 

Innis, Ben

Bloody Knife: Custer’s Favorite Scout, ed. by Richard E. Collin. 1973; rep. Smoky Water Press, 1994.

 

Jenkinson, Clay S.

The Character of Meriwether Lewis: Completely Metamorphosed in the American West. Marmath Press, 2000. 

 

Lazenby, Roland

Mindgames: Phil Jackson’s Long Strange Journey. Bison Books, 2007.

 

Leckie, Shirley A.

Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth.  Univ. of Oklahoma, 1993.

Norman, Keith

Great People of the Great Plains: 25 Biographies of People Who Shaped the Dakotas. McCleery and Sons, 2004.

 

Rylance, Dan, and Chester Fritz

Ever Westward to the Far East: The Story of Chester Fritz.  Univ. of ND, 1982.

 

Schultz, Margie

Ann Sothern: A Bio-Biliography. Greenwood Press, 1990.

 

Sherman, William C., and John Guerrero

Valerian Pᶏczek: Priest, Soldier, Quiet Hero.  Univ. of Mary, 2004.

 

Smemo, Kenneth

Against the Tide: The Life and Times of Federal Judge Charles F. Amidon. Garland, 1986.

 

Smith, Ron, and Billy Crystal

61: The Story of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and One Magical Summer. McGraw-Hill, 2001.

 

Sorley, Lewis

Honorable Warrior: General Harold K. Johnson and the Ethics of Command. Univ. Press of Kansas, 1999.

 

Stirrup, David

Louise Erdrich. Manchester Univ. Press, 2012.

 

Tharaldson, Ardell

Patronage: Histories and Biographies of  North Dakota's Federal Judges. Northern Lights ND Press, 2002.

 

Tweton, D. Jerome 

The Marquis de Mores: Dakota Capitalist, French Nationalist.  ND Institute for Regional Studies, 1972. 

 

Utley, Robert M.

Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier.  Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1988.

 

VanDevelder, Paul

Coyote Warrior: One Man,Three Tribes, and the Trial That Forged a Nation. Little, Brown, 2004.  

 

Vestal, Stanley (William Stanley Campbell)

Sitting Bull, Champion of the Sioux. 1932; rep., Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1989.

 

Welch, Matthew

Body of Clay, Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and the Saint John's Pottery. Afton Historical Society Press, 2001.

 

Woiwode, Larry

 Aristocrat of the West: The Story of Harold Schafer. ND Institute for Regional Studies, 2000.

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