WorldCat Identities

Lavender, David 1910-2003

Overview
Works: 135 works in 443 publications in 1 language and 34,060 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Composer, Photographer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: F591, 978
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The American heritage history of the great West by David Lavender( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 2,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations describe American expansion beginning in 1763
The way to the western sea : Lewis and Clark across the continent by David Lavender( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the achievements of the explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and the other members of their expedition
Westward vision; the story of the Oregon Trail by David Lavender( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is "not only a history of the Oregon Trail up to the Gold Rush days, but a general picture of western exploration by Indians, mountain men, priests, fur-hunters, and others."
Bent's Fort by David Lavender( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bent’s Fort was a landmark of the American frontier, a huge private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado. Established by the adventurers Charles and William Bent, it stood until 1849 as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains. David Lavender’s chronicle of these men and their part in the opening of the West has been conceded a place beside the works of Parkman and Prescott
Let me be free : the Nez Perce tragedy by David Lavender( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The U.S. Army's war against seven hundred Nez Perce men, women, and children"--Jacket subtitle
Land of giants : the drive to the Pacific Northwest, 1750-1950 by David Lavender( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 2001 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive history of the Pacific Northwest from its first discoverers to the modern era
The Rockies by David Lavender( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces the range's history, focusing attention on the period that began in 1859, following the first gold strikes. He describes the men and movements, the growth of cities, the industrial development, and the social life and customs
California : a bicentennial history by David Lavender( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recouts the major events in the Golden State's history, from early Spanish settlement to the battle against air pollution, and notes the salient features of its past and present cultural and political ways
The fist in the wilderness by David Lavender( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative account of John Jacob Astor's endeavors through his field manager, Ramsay Crooks, to exploit and control early American fur trade
Snowbound : the tragic story of the Donner Party by David Lavender( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the ordeals faced by a group of pioneers on their journey from Illinois to California in 1846
California: land of new beginnings by David Lavender( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest Spanish explorations in the late 1500s through the present, California's history and growth have been both tumultuous and phenomenal. All the historical facts are here: the missions and the Indians, the struggles between the Mexicans and the Americans, the fabulous gold rushes, statehood in 1850, railroad wars, furious labor upheavals, the disastrous scandals and bankruptcies of the 1920s, and the recent gigantic tamperings with nature. David Lavender tells, with unusual clarity and grace, the story of a beautiful state's rise to giganticism. In an afterword to this Biso
Arts and crafts of Mexico by Chloë Sayer( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a portrait of the Mexican people, their lifestyles, and a representative sampling of their crafts
The Southwest by David Lavender( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1980 as part of Harper & Row's Regions of America series, this lively account is now available only from the University of New Mexico Press. Focusing on New Mexico and Arizona, it also touches on neighboring states Texas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California, as well as northern Mexico. Lavender writes of the Southwest from the time of the earliest Indian inhabitants to the eras of the Spanish conquerors, the French fur trappers, and the eventual expansion of the United States into the area. He describes conflicts between Mexico and Spain, Mexico and Texas, and Mexico and the United States and explores the truth behind folklore and legends about cowboys, Indians, and outlaws. He also discusses the region's present-day problems--the difficulties of relationships among a variety of racial, cultural, and economic groups and the scarcity of usable land, water, and air -- Amazon
The overland migrations : settlers to Oregon, California, and Utah by David Lavender( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climax at Buena Vista : the American campaigns in northeastern Mexico, 1846-47 by David Lavender( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive account of the decisive battle of the Mexican War - from which General Zachary Taylor emerged with the Presidency in hand
The great persuader by David Lavender( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mask arts of Mexico by Ruth D Lechuga( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rural Mexico, folk festivals and the dances that accompany them mark the high point of local life. In preparation for these festivities, Old and New World traditions fuse to forge an awe-inspiring array of masks made by artisans whose talent is legendary. Mask Arts of Mexico provides a comprehensive and celebration of these wonderfully inventive masks and their creators in a rich display of artistry, vitality, beauty, and whimsy
The Santa Fe Trail by David Lavender( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many traders made the 775-mile-long trip between Missouri and Santa Fe
The great West by David Lavender( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Soto, Coronado, Cabrillo : explorers of the northern mystery by David Lavender( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

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David Lavender American writer

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Lavender David 1910-2003

Lavender, David S. 1910-2003

Lavender, David Sievert

Lavender, David Sievert 1910-2003

Languages
English (244)

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Westward vision; the story of the Oregon TrailBent's FortLet me be free : the Nez Perce tragedyLand of giants : the drive to the Pacific Northwest, 1750-1950The RockiesThe fist in the wildernessSnowbound : the tragic story of the Donner PartyCalifornia: land of new beginnings