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Montana - general guides

Benchmark Montana Road & Recreation AtlasBenchmark Montana Road & Recreation Atlas
by Benchmark Maps
Large-scale Landscape MapsTM and a complete 30-page Recreation Guide make it the ideal planning tool for any outdoor adventure. Benchmark field-checkers drove thousands of miles to make sure the Montana Road & Recreation Atlas is the most accurate and reliable map product.

Montana Adventure GuideMontana Adventure Guide
by Genevieve Rowles
November 2009, kindle edition, 2948 KB
Offering coverage of the history, culture, geography and climate, this book also looks at wilderness trips in Montana, USA. Areas featured include Flathead and Clearwater Mountains, and fly-fishing, Nordic skiing, rock-hounding and overnight hiking excursions are all covered.

Explore! Magazine's Montana Roadside Directory and Trip Planner
by Michael Dougherty
October 1999, Paperback, 315 pages, (guidebook)
Detailed information on restaurants, motels, gas stations & auto repair, attractions, museums, wildlife viewing, state parks, as well as money saving discounts.

Fodor's Montana
by Norma Tirrell, John Reddy (Photographer)
May 1999, 4th edition, Paperback, 320 pages, (guidebook)
Written and photographed by local residents, the guide includes advice on hiking, fly-fishing, camping; lively essays on ghost towns, rodeos, and the Battle of Little Bighorn; lodging and dining listings, including the best of Montana's guest ranches.

Food Lovers' Guide to Montana: Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants, and EventsFood Lovers' Guide to Montana: Best Local Specialties, Markets, Recipes, Restaurants & Events
by Seabring Davis
January 2006, paperback, 304 pages
This book provides the inside scoop on the best places to enjoy. With delectable regional recipes from the renowned kitchens of Montana's iconic eateries, old saloons, diners, and elegant dining rooms, this is the ultimate resource for food lovers. Order now...

Frommer's Montana and Wyoming, 8th EditionFrommer's Montana and Wyoming, 8th Edition
by Eric Peterson
May 2010, paperback, 448 pages
All the highlights, from Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton National Parks to small old-west towns. Also get in-depth advice on planning an active vacation to the area, recommendations on planning a successful family vacation; and how to make the most of your time in the West.

Hidden Montana
by John Gottberg Anderson
May 1999, 2nd edition, Paperback, 290 pages, (guidebook)
Designed to reveal the mysteries of this wide open and lightly populated land, "Hidden Montana" covers all the state's "must-see" places with helpful advice on how best to enjoy them.

Montana Bed & Breakfast Guide & CookbookMontana Bed & Breakfast Guide & Cookbook
by Janet Ollila Colberg and Steve Colberg
January 2010, kindle edition, 288 pages
Homes with descriptions from all six travel regions of Montana. Cookbook of 115 kitchen-tested recipes from bed and breakfast hosts. Over 380 photos of homes, hosts and features. Names, addresses, contact numbers, maps and web sites for featured bed and breakfast homes.

Montana CuriositiesMontana Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
by Ednor Therriault
June 2010, paperback, 296 pages
This laugh-out-loud guide will introduce readers to the offbeat people, places, and events of the Treasure State.


Montana Handbook: Including Glacier National Park
by W. C. McRae, Judy Jewell
March 1999, 4th edition, Paperback, 480 pages, (guidebook)
A comprehensive, insightful guide to the state of Montana. From upscale resorts and restaurants to budget options, and enhanced with historical vignettes.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Montana - Regions and Cities

Montana Off the Beaten Path, 8thMontana Off the Beaten Path, 8th: A Guide to Unique Places
by Michael McCoy
June 2010, paperback, 192 pages
This guidebook features the things people want to see and experience, if they knew about them. From the best in dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales.

Moon Montana, 8th EditionMoon Montana, 8th Edition (Moon Handbooks)
by Judy Jewell and Bill McRae
May 2012, paperback, 512 pages
This book journeys from Yellowstone to the eastern prairies, highlighting the best of the Big Sky Country. Whether it's cross-country skiing at Glacier National Park or observing elk at Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge this book has all the information needed.

Montana WildMontana Wild and Beautiful II
by Chuck Haney, Photographer and John Reddy, Photographer
November 2002, hardcover, 120 pages
Photograph collection of Montana landscape. Panoramas, long shots, and close-ups show wildlife, the prairies and the mountains, rivers, waterfalls, dramatic weather, delicate wildflowers, sculpted badlands, and wild country in all four seasons.

Montana - history

Bad Land: An American Romance
by Jonathan Raban
October 1997, Paperback, 416 pages, reprint edition, (non-fiction)
Part history, part modern-day travelogue, the story of the settlement of the dry plains in eastern Montana and the Dakotas around 1911 - 1920, told with elegance, ironic humor, and the imaginative empathy of a fellow immigrant.

The Montana Cowboy: Legends of the Big Sky Country
by David R. Stoecklein (Photographer), Patrick Dawson (Illustrator), Dave Powell (Illustrator)
August 1998, 2nd edition, Hardback, 276 pages, (non-fiction)
Featuring the photography of David R. Stoecklein, this book tells the story of those mixed-luck, big-hearted people who have been galloping along the range, pushing the cattle in Montana for more than a century. The history and differences in geography of the state are told by Montana native, Pat Dawson.

Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome
by Joseph Kinsey Howard, A. B. Guthrie (Designer)
February 1983, reprint edition, Paperback, 347 pages, (non-fiction)
This is not a "definitive history" as Howard himself stated, but a personal narrative of what matters. A must for history buffs.

Montana - narratives

The Cowboy Way: Seasons of a Montana Ranch
by David McCumber
March 2000, 352 pages, Paperback, (autobiography)
At midlife, McCumber abandoned "corporate striving" in California and spent a year learning what it means to be a real cowboy at one of Montana's largest ranches.

The Death of Jim Loney
by James Welch
November 1987, reprint edition, 179 pages, Paperback, (fiction)
Jim Loney is a half-breed Indian living in a small Montana town. He's 35 years old, and he's slowly going mad. A compelling story of the modern American Indian who is caught between his past and present.

Ride With Me, Mariah Montana
by Ivan Doig
November 1991, reprint edition, Paperback, (fiction)
With a plot that involves a road trip in which the main characters intend to document Montana's centennial celebration, you are guaranteed to get a good feel for the place in an easy read. The language used by the characters is fascinating, although I found each did not have a distinctive voice. Doug writes from the heart and has a fine sense of history, and this well-researched novel is the final volume in his McCaskill trilogy.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Montana - Visitor Information

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