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Book Catalogue Reviews - January - 2005 Issue

Books On The West From Gene W. Baade

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Item 155 is Charles Wilkes' Synopsis of the Cruise of the U.S. Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, '39, '40, '41, '42 Delivered Before the National Institute. This was a major event for America as Wilkes' was the first major exploratory journey conducted by the still young nation. Wilkes' expedition visited the Pacific coast of America, Hawaii, the Philippines, Australia, and most notably, Antarctica, which they revealed to be a continent. Better known is the official "Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition" which was published in 1845, but the Synopsis was released three years earlier. $1,500.

Item 161 offers the words and music to the 1936 song Chief Okanogan. Francis Wright wrote the lyrics, De Soto Richardson the music. It celebrated peace between the white and red man. You may remember it: "Less and less we hear the coyotes sound their lonely yip, yip, yip. / Since there's peace among the natives, no more arrows zip, zip, zip." You know the rest. $45.

Gene W. Baade may be reached by phone in Renton, Washington, at 425-271-6481 or contacted by email at bookwest@eskimo.com

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