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The Bank of North Dakota
The Bank of North Dakota, From Surviving to Thriving – The First 100 Years  As the only state-owned bank in the country, the Bank of North Dakota has a unique and courageous story to tell. Founded in 1919, the Bank survived political attacks, legal challenges and election campaigns before it became the thriving success it is today. In this centennial history, the dean of North Dakota journalists examines the roots of the Bank, the struggle to establish it, the fight against it, its somnolence and the reawakening that has helped fuel North Dakota’s economy, support its businesses and communities and educate its young people.
2002094
Price: $47.99
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ADAMS & JEFFERSON - ON LIBERTY AND GOVERNMENT (DVD)
Sold in DVD format only. Clay S. Jenkinson and Bill Chrystal as Jefferson and Adams, discussing various topics from the perspective of these two founding fathers of our nation. Liberty and Government, how does a government grow but also ensure liberty for its people? A great debate that continues to be relevant in the 21st century.
2001845
Price: $9.95
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CHARACTER OF MERIWETHER (HC)
Hard cover book. Meriwether Lewis commanded the most important exploration mission in the early history of the United States. Clay S. Jenkinson takes a fresh look at Lewis, not to offer a paper cutout hero but to describe and explain a hyperserious young man of great complexity who found the wilderness of Upper Louisiana as exacting as it was exhilarating. Jenkinson sees Lewis as a troubled soul before he left St. Charles, Missouri, in May 1804. His experiences in lands "upon which the foot of civilized man had never trodden" further fractured his sense of himself. His hiring William Clark as his "partner in discovery" was, Jenkinson shows, the most intelligent decision he ever made. When Clark was nearby, Lewis's leadership was stable and productive. When Clark was absent and thus unable to provide a calming influence on his mercurial friend, Lewis tended to get into trouble. Jenkinson argues that if Clark had been with Lewis on the Natchez Trace, the governor of Upper Louisiana would not have killed himself. Jenkinson sees Lewis's 1809 suicide not as an inexplicable mystery, but the culmination of a series of pressures that extend back to the expedition and perhaps even earlier.
2001940
Price: $29.95
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CHARACTER OF MERIWETHER (PB)
Paper Back book. Meriwether Lewis commanded the most important exploration mission in the early history of the United States. Clay S. Jenkinson takes a fresh look at Lewis, not to offer a paper cutout hero but to describe and explain a hyperserious young man of great complexity who found the wilderness of Upper Louisiana as exacting as it was exhilarating. Jenkinson sees Lewis as a troubled soul before he left St. Charles, Missouri, in May 1804. His experiences in lands "upon which the foot of civilized man had never trodden" further fractured his sense of himself. His hiring William Clark as his "partner in discovery" was, Jenkinson shows, the most intelligent decision he ever made. When Clark was nearby, Lewis's leadership was stable and productive. When Clark was absent and thus unable to provide a calming influence on his mercurial friend, Lewis tended to get into trouble. Jenkinson argues that if Clark had been with Lewis on the Natchez Trace, the governor of Upper Louisiana would not have killed himself. Jenkinson sees Lewis's 1809 suicide not as an inexplicable mystery, but the culmination of a series of pressures that extend back to the expedition and perhaps even earlier.
2001939
Price: $19.95
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DVD Bundle Gift Set
These five DVDs, produced by North Dakota native Clay Jenkinson, feature the history of our second, third, and 26th Presidents, as well as the story behind 4-term North Dakota governor William Guy, and North Dakota native Harold Schafer; the creator of Mr. Bubbles. They document how these men impacted not only this country, but the state of North Dakota, to shape it into what we see today. Clay's portrayal and writing of these legends is bound to keep you interested and wanting more. For only $24.95 (normally $49.75) these would make an excellent Christmas gift for the history buff in your life.
2002092
Price: $49.75
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Five Days in November
Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin
2000702
Price: $28.30
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FOR THE LOVE OF ND (PB)
A paper back book. Clay S. Jenkinson’s love affair with North Dakota and the Great Plains is the central theme of his life. For the Love of North Dakota is a compilation of essays—many of which began as newspaper columns in the Bismarck Tribune—that explores two themes: the changing face of North Dakota as it makes the transition from an agrarian enclave at the heart of the North American continent to a more globally connected urban and industrial society; and the spirit of place of North Dakota, an isolated, windswept, subarctic grassland that has its own enchantment and astonishing beauty. Jenkinson writes lovingly about the Little Missouri River Valley and the badlands of western North Dakota.
2001937
Price: $18.95
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FOR THE LOVE OF NORTH (HC)
A hard cover book. Clay S. Jenkinson’s love affair with North Dakota and the Great Plains is the central theme of his life. For the Love of North Dakota is a compilation of essays—many of which began as newspaper columns in the Bismarck Tribune—that explores two themes: the changing face of North Dakota as it makes the transition from an agrarian enclave at the heart of the North American continent to a more globally connected urban and industrial society; and the spirit of place of North Dakota, an isolated, windswept, subarctic grassland that has its own enchantment and astonishing beauty. Jenkinson writes lovingly about the Little Missouri River Valley and the badlands of western North Dakota.
2001938
Price: $29.95
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HUNTER'S LOG
A unique volume of poetry that captures hunting on the Great Plains. Hunter's Log is Timothy Murphy's long-awaited book of hunting poetry. With his faithful Labrador, Feeney, Murphy wanders in deep snow along the windbreaks of the Sheyenne and Red River valleys, reciting poetry and firing at the pheasants Feeney flushes.
2001847
Price: $14.97
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HUNTERS LOG (HC)
HUNTERS LOG (HC)
2002020
Price: $19.95
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It's in the Book, Bob!
Bob Eubanks with Matthew Scott Hansen
2001145
Price: $24.95
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Kennedy's Wars
Lawrence Freedman
2000685
Price: $32.07
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LEWIS & CLARK AMONG THE NEZ PERCE (HC)
LEWIS AND CLARK AMONG THE
2002023
Price: $29.95
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LEWIS AND CLARK AMONG THE NEZ PERCE (PB)
LEWIS AND CLARK AMONG THE
2002024
Price: $19.95
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MORTAL STAKES (HC)
MORTAL STAKES (HC)
2002021
Price: $19.95
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MORTAL STAKES (PB)
MORTAL STAKES (PB)
2002022
Price: $14.95
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MR BUBBLE: THE HAROLD SCHAFER STORY (DVD)
Sold in DVD format only. Harold Schafer (1912-2001) is best known as the man who restored Medora, ND, the gateway village for Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but Medora was just the capstone of a brilliant career in business and philanthropy. Born in a tar paper shack near Stanton, ND, Harold Schafer began his life as a traveling salesman, and went on to create the Gold Seal Company, and to market signature products; Glass Wax, Snowy Bleach, and Mr. Bubble, throughout the United States and beyond. Although he hobnobbed with Liberace, Perry Como, Jo Stafford, Arthur Godfrey, and Ronald Reagan, Harold devoted his life to helping others. By the time of his death in 2001, he had given away his immense fortune, and made Medora North Dakota's number one tourist destination.
2001846
Price: $9.95
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NOT ALL HEROES (HC)
A hard cover book. Gary Skogen's tour in Vietnam (1971-72) was the best year if his life. Living with fellow CID investigators in an isolated hooch overlooking the South CHina Sea at the U.S. Base at Chu Lai; Skogen enforced military drug laws during his working hours and yet managed to pursue a life of perfect hedonism far from the farm in southwestern North Dakota where he grew up. With unlimited access to cheap beer, a wide variety of compliant Vietnamese women, and a powder blue jeep he had somehow commandeered, Skogen perfected his criminal investigative skills at a time when U.S. troop morale had its nadir. This unconventional, un-heroic, and unapologetic memoir tells the story of one man's Vietnam War. Together with 80% of the two million men and women who served in Vietnam, Skogen spent his time behind the lines, mostly behind a desk. He did not slog on midnight patrols through Viet Cong tunnels or rice paddies studded with booby traps. He spent his year arresting and investigating the men he calls, "dickheads," who endangered the lives of their fellow soldiers as well as themselves by giving themselves over to unrestrained drug use. Skogen's narrative proves that some whose names are incised in the Vietnam Memorial Wall died in less than heroic circumstances: drug overdoses, alcohol-induced asphyxiation, barroom brawls, some of them racially-motivated, fragging, and suicide. Backed by impeccable research in the criminal files if the National Archives and Records Administration, this unromantic narrative reveals the sordidness of the war in its late phases, and questions the validity of seeing all Vietnam Veterans as "victims." Originally entitles The Best of Times & Times, Not All Heroes is really two beautifully integrated books under a single cover: an account of the Apocalypse Now endgame of the Vietnam War, and a M*A*S*H-like narrative of Skogen's yearlong tropical vacation in a pleasure ground where sexual favors were too cheap to meter. You may not much like the author of this book - at least as he portrays himself here - but you will find it hard to put his fascinating revelation down. Born and raised in Hettinger, North Dakota, Gary E. Skogen. a Vietnam Veteran, is retired from the Los Angles Police Department, Gary did active duty in the U.S. Army from January 1966 to September 1973. He served in Viietnam from February 1971 to January 1972. This is his first book.
2001144
Price: $24.95
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PSALMS OF KING DAVID
A fresh translation of seventy-three Psalms of David translated with deep emotion. These lyrical, metrical, and beautiful poems will come alive for some for the first time. Unless you read Hebrew, there can be no better authentic translation of these psalms. "David's poems, penned so long ago, are inspired hymns of valor and trust. These inspiring new translations of David's Psalms, with their respect for the original Hebrew, cannot but appeal to the modern reader of poetry."- Yondav Kaploun, Prime Minister's Prize for Hebrew Literature 1996
2001843
Price: $14.95
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RIVER OF PROMISE (HC)
RIVER OF PROMISE (HC)
2002025
Price: $29.95
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RIVER OF PROMISE (PB)
RIVER OF PROMISE (PB)
2002026
Price: $18.95
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Robert Kennedy and His Times
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
2000699
Price: $16.03
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RUNNING WITH THE ANTELOPE (HC)
A hard cover book. This beautiful memoir tells the story of Melanie’s remarkable journey, from the agricultural village of Mott to world duathlon and triathlon competitions, then a splendid career as a physical therapist, director of the Sanford Women’s Health Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, and a widely sought-after motivational speaker. Melanie learned to run on the northern Great Plains where the winters are long and harsh and the wind tests the human spirit. Running with the Antelope inspires readers to begin a program of athletic training, weight loss, or general self-improvement. Written in a humble and accessible style, with loving anecdotes about her life as a top athlete and her work as a physical therapist, Running with the Antelope is part self-help book and part prairie memoir.
2001935
Price: $29.95
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THAT DAMNED COWBOY (DVD)
Sold in DVD format only. Clay S. Jenkinson portrays Theodore Roosevelt in shared stories about his family, days on the Dakota Plains, and his introduction to the infamous "Rough Riders". Standard Chautauqua format of monologue in character, questions from the audience, and then out of character as the scholar, Clay S. Jenkinson himself.
2001848
Price: $9.95
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THE CHARISMA OF COMPETENCE (DVD)
Sold in DVD format only. Bill Guy is arguably the most important governor in North Dakota history. He championed in-state coal-fired electrical generation plants, sparked the dormant State Bank of North Dakota back into life, and helped create a vibrant sugar beet processing industry in the state. Elected Governor of North Dakota four times, he was not a spellbinding public speaker, but had the charisma of competence.
2001842
Price: $9.95
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The Walk Across North Dakota
Jeremy Bold, Tyler Bold, Gwendolyn Hoberg, Richard Hoberg, and Bruce Ringstrom
2001342
Price: $16.90
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THOMAS JEFFERSON: THOUGHTS ON THE 21ST CENTURY (DVD)
Sold in DVD format only. Clay S. Jenkinson as Thomas Jefferson discusses our world today from a perspective of an 18th century Enlightenment Thinker. Clay shares how our world today was shaped on principles of long ago and what influences these still hold on modern society of today. Standard Chautauqua format of monologue in character, questions from the audience, and then out of character as the scholar, Clay S. Jenkinson, himself.
2001844
Price: $9.95
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TURNING POINTS (HC)
Hard cover book. George "Bud" Sinner was the governor of North Dakota from 1984 to1992, one of the most difficult periods in North Dakota history. Sinner became governor during a time of crisis on the northern Great Plains: the traditional problems of outmigration and uncertain commodity prices were dramatically worsened by a protracted drought, weak tax revenues, high interest rates, and one of the greatest farm foreclosure crises in American history. Written in Sinner's warm, approachable style, his memoirs touch upon the serious, the hilarious, and the heartbreaking. This is the story of a Catholic farm boy who studied for the priesthood but discovered that his true vocation was public service. Turning Points exhibits Bud Sinner's characteristic outspokenness about life and power, friendship and faith, agriculture and community, public affairs and personal ethics.
2001936
Price: $29.95
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Women in Combat Civil Duty or Military Liability?
Lorry M. Fenner and Marie E. deYoung
2000695
Price: $25.47
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