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Washington State Nonfiction

 

A list of nonfiction books set in Washington State. 

 

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Shaping the Public Good: Women Making History in the Pacific Northwest

Shaping the Public Good: Women Making History in the Pacific Northwest
Armitage, Susan H.

"Carved into a rock overlooking the Columbia River stands the arresting image of Tsagaglalal, or "She Who Watches," an ancient female chief. As the Wishram people recount, when men replaced women in positions of power, Tsagaglalal was turned to stone by Coyote so that she could forever guide her community and guard its development. Using the story of She Who Watches as her guide, Armitage shows that even though women were barred from positions of public authority until recently, they have always worked quietly and informally to assure the stability and security of their families and communities. Women's community-building and cooperative skills have been decisive in developing the societies of the Pacific Northwest--Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, and British Columbia. Like She Who Watches, women have never been mere observers, but watchful guardians and active shapers of the public good. Drawing on her three decades of research and teaching and based on hundreds of secondary sources, Armitage's account explores the varied ways in which, beginning in the earliest times and continuing to the present, women of all races and ethnicities have made the history of our region. An accessible introduction for general readers and scholars alike, Shaping the Public Good restores a missing piece of Pacific Northwest history by demonstrating the part that women--"the famous, the forgotten, and all the women in between"--have always played in establishing their families and building communities. "--


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Fort Lewis: Cold War to the War on Terror

Fort Lewis: Cold War to the War on Terror
Archambault, Alan

Camp Lewis was established in 1917 as a training camp for the US Army in World War I. Made a permanent post in 1927, Fort Lewis became an important base for training and sending soldiers to combat in World War II and the Korean War. In 1956, the 4th Infantry Division arrived at Fort Lewis while America was deeply committed to protecting democracy around the world during the Cold War. From that time forward, Fort Lewis has been in the forefront of military reservations in the United States. The post played a crucial role in the Vietnam War, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and the War on Terror. Soldiers based at Fort Lewis have deployed to conflicts throughout the world in defense of freedom. Today, Fort Lewis remains on the cutting edge of America's sword.


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Extraordinary Women Conservationists of Washington: Mothers of Nature

Extraordinary Women Conservationists of Washington: Mothers of Nature
Arntz, Deirdre

Courageous women are to thank for many of Washington's environmental conservation successes. Bonnie Phillips, MeIanie Rowland and Helen Engle battled harmful timber cutting. Polly Dyer and Emily Haig worked to expand Olympic National Park and organized efforts to establish North Cascades National Park. Women helped create the Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters. As a state representative, Jolene Unsoeld led the fight against Boeing and other major corporations to pass the state Model Toxics Control Act. Author and Washington conservationist Dee Arntz recounts these important stories and many others, showing that the legacy of Washington's female conservationists is nothing short of extraordinary. Book jacket.


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Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle

Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle
Bayley, Christopher T.

"Despite its reputation as a progressive and high-tech place, Seattle had a 100-year history of vice and official corruption. The system involved city official turning a blind eye to illegal gambling, unlicensed bars, and prostitution--in exchange for which police officers demanded "operating fees" in the form of cash payments from establishment owners. The money trail may have started on sordid streets but it traveled high up in official hierarchy. In the early 1970s, Christopher T. Bayley was a young lawyer with a fire in his belly to break the back of this antiquated system known as the "tolerance policy." Against the odds, he became the youngest prosecutor in King County (which includes Seattle) in history. Six months into his first term, he indicted a city councilman, the previous county prosecutor (who had the job for 22 years), a former police chief, and an assistant police chief. This is the story of how vice and payoffs became rules of the game in Seattle, and what it took to finally clean up the city"--


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Holds: 2 on 30 copies

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The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy

The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair and Its Legacy
Becker, Paula


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Holds: 0 on 20 copies

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Walking Washington's History: Ten Cities

Walking Washington's History: Ten Cities
Bentley, Judy

"Walking Washington's History : Ten Cities--a follow up to Bentley's Hiking Washington's History--seeks to provide a rich introduction to the history of the state through guided walks in ten significant cities, selected based on their size, walkability, and historical significance. The book begins with Vancouver, an early cosmopolitan settlement on the Columbia which brought together Chinook traders, British and American explorers, fur companies, missionaries, and settlers, and ends with Bellevue, a farming community turned bedroom community that did not incorporate until 1953 and was able to plan with a clean slate. In between, the book takes armchair and actual touriststhrough Olympia, Walla Walla, Tacoma, Seattle, Everett, Bellingham, Yakima, and Spokane, choosing a path through each that highlights aspects of Washington's history that are compelling to encounter in that particular place. Each chapter features a historical overview, a guided walk, and a map, and the book will include a modest selection of historical photos"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 3 on 31 copies

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Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle

Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle
Berger, Knute


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Holds: 0 on 20 copies

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Roots & Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest

Roots & Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest
Bhatt, Amy Pradip


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Rhythm in the Rain: Jazz in the Pacific Northwest

Rhythm in the Rain: Jazz in the Pacific Northwest
Darroch, Lynn A.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Light in the Trees

Light in the Trees
Folkins, Gail Louise

""A memoir about growing up in a mountain foothill in Washington state, chronically a coming of age for author and region. Includes further views of the Northwest through the eyes of Southwest terrain and climate."--Provided by publisher"--


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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