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"At the dawn of the 19th century, the country was awakening to its enormous scope and variety." -- David Lavender
David Sievert Lavender (February 4, 1910–April 26, 2003) was a well-known historian of the Western United States.

Born in Telluride, Colorado, he worked at the famous Camp Bird Mine and on his father's cattle ranch in southwestern Colorado. Lavender spent most of his life in Ojai, California. An articulate and deeply knowledgeable speaker on the political and social history of the American West, he often spoke at the annual Telluride Film Festival.

David Lavender is the author of nearly forty books on the West, including two that won Pulitzer Prize nominations. Following is partial list of notable books:
  • One Man's West ISBN 0-8032-5855-0 (memoir of his life as a young man working as miner and range hand in Southwestern Colorado , written in 1943)
  • The Big Divide (Doubleday, 1948) (the story of the people of the southern Rocky Mountains from Yellowstone to Santa Fe).
  • Westward Vision: The Story of the Oregon Trail ISBN 0-8032-7915-9
  • The Great Persuader ISBN 0-87081-476-1 (biography of Collis Huntington).
  • The Great West ISBN 0-8281-0303-8 publ. 1965 (described as "The best single volume extant on the Westward Movement" by the San Francisco Chronicle)
In 2002, Stephen Ambrose was accused of plagiarizing from The Great Persuader.

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Total Books: 57
Rancho Los Alamitos Ever Changing Always the Same
2011 - Rancho Los Alamitos Ever Changing Always the Same (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781597141482
ISBN-10: 1597141488
Genre: History
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California Origin of the name California Geography of California Climate of California Ecology of California California Gold Rush California in the American Civil War
One Man's West New Edition
2007 - One Man's West New Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780803260306
ISBN-10: 080326030X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Climax at Buena Vista The Decisive Battle of the Mexican-American War
2003 - Climax at Buena VIsta the Decisive Battle of the Mexican-american War (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812218602
ISBN-10: 0812218604
Genre: History
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The Rockies
2003 - The Rockies [Second Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803280199
ISBN-10: 080328019X
Genres: History, Travel, Science & Math
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Way to the Western Sea Lewis and Clark Across the Continent
2001 - The Way to the Western Sea Lewis and Clark Across the Continent (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803280038
ISBN-10: 0803280033
Genre: History
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Land of Giants Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950
2001 - Land of Giants Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950 (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785813484
ISBN-10: 0785813489
Genres: History, Substores
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The Great West
2000 - The Great West (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780618001897
ISBN-10: 0618001891
Genre: History
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Red Mountain
2000 - Red Mountain (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781890437350
ISBN-10: 1890437352
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Let Me Be Free The Nez Perce Tragedy
1999 - Let Me Be Free the Nez Perce Tragedy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780806131900
ISBN-10: 080613190X
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Mother Earth Father Sky Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest
1998 - Mother Earth Father Sky Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780823413652
ISBN-10: 0823413659
Genres: Children's Books, History
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The Fist in the Wilderness
1998 - The Fist in the Wilderness (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780803279766
ISBN-10: 0803279760
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Snowbound The Tragic Story of the Donner Party
1996 - Snowbound the Tragic Story of the Donner Party (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780823412310
ISBN-10: 0823412318
Genre: Children's Books
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Mask Arts of Mexico
1995 - Mask Arts of Mexico (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780811808118
ISBN-10: 0811808114
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Santa Fe Trail
1995 - The Santa Fe Trail (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780823411535
ISBN-10: 0823411532
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Let Me Be Free
1993 - Let Me Be Free (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780385468671
ISBN-10: 0385468679
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Desoto Coronado Cabrillo Explorers of the Northern Mystery
1992 - Desoto Coronado Cabrillo Explorers of the Northern Mystery (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780160616532
ISBN-10: 0160616530
Genres: History, Travel
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De Soto Coronado Cabrillo Explorers of the Northern Mystery
1992 - De Soto Coronado Cabrillo Explorers of the Northern Mystery [National Park Service Handbook] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780912627489
ISBN-10: 0912627484
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel
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Arts and Crafts of Mexico
1990 - Arts and Crafts of Mexico (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780877017813
ISBN-10: 0877017816
Genres: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Way to the Western Sea
1990 - The Way to the Western Sea (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385411554
ISBN-10: 0385411553
Genres: History, Travel
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American Heritage History Of The West
1988 - American Heritage History of the West (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517391815
ISBN-10: 0517391813
Genres: History, Substores
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Los Angeles Two Hundred [The American Portrait Series] (Hardcover)