Rand Mcnally, Folded edition
|Wichita and Kansas Books
to the Cyberguide to Wichita bookstore. We have set out to offer the most
comprehensive collection of books on Wichita and Kansas as well as other topics
of interest to the Cyberguide to Wichita visitors.
Listed below are some of
our recommendations. Click on individual titles to open a new window where you
can find current price and more information about the selected feature.
of the Plains Blackbear Bosin's "Great Indian" in Wichita Keeper of the
Plains: Blackbear Bosin's "Great Indian" sculpture in Wichita, towers above the
Arkansas River near downtown. The civic monument is held in high regard with
the image often used as a symbol for the city. Simultaneously, the sculpture is
a nearly sacred gathering place for Indians of the southern plains.
West of Wichita : Settling the High Plains of
This volume, which presents a "slice-of-life" on
the Plains during its early settlement, adds rich detail to our understanding
of the struggle for survival in a harsh landscape that tested the hardiest
pioneer. Miner concentrates not only on the major economic events of the
period--railroad building, Indian raids, the grasshopper invasion of 1874, the
blizzard of 1886--but also on the more personal experiences equally important:
building sod houses, choosing crops, filing of claims, fighting varmints, and
dealing with the deaths of children on the prairie.
Nightmare in Wichita: The Hunt for the BTK
THE FIRST BOOK to tell the tale of the BTK serial
killer-written by the lawyer who assisted the police during the thirty-year
search and was instrumental in the long-awaited arrest.
In 1974 a serial
killer began a fourteen-year murder spree in Wichita, Kansas. Joining the ranks
of Ted Bundy, the elusive sex murderer taunted authorities with clues, puzzles,
and obscene letters. Then in 1988, he vanished, the killings stopped, and one
of the longest and most baffling manhunts in the annals of crime came to a dead
end. But in 2004, a letter- and a grisly clue-arrived at a local Wichita paper.
And with it, a terrifying implication: BTK was back. Now, Robert Beattie delves
for the first time into one of the most intriguing, and horrifying serial
murder cases in American history.
Bind, Torture, Kill:
The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door
years, an unremarkable family man stalked, killed, and terrorized the people of
Wichita, Kansas. He was a devoted husband. A helpful Boy Scout dad. A reliable,
conscientious employee. A dependable church president. And behind it all, the
notorious serial killer BTKa self-anointed acronym for "bind, torture,
Wichita's Legacy of Flight
Known as the "Air Capital of
the World," Wichita, Kansas, has been continuously associated with aviation
longer than any city in the world. The cityís inventive and
entrepreneurial spirit made an early mark on the aviation and aerospace
industries. From the first hot air balloons floating over the wheat fields to
the major aviation corporations that still call the city home, Wichita has been
associated with the wonder of flight, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in
2003. The images in this book document the evolution of flight and its
subsequent effect on the cowtown that dared to dream it could become an
international center for aviation.
(Images of America: Kansas)
Wichita, Kansas, has grown significantly
since the mid-19th century, when a group of pioneering entrepreneurs arrived to
build on the trading and hunting activities of the Osage and Wichita peoples.
Those early days of commerce gave way to Coleman, Cessna, and other companies
whose influence helped shape the cityís development. From the Texas
cowboys who ran the cattle drives to Lebanese merchants, the population of the
city has been as diverse and as dynamic as its companies. This visual history
of early Wichita showcases the colorful landmarks, people, and businesses that
built the bustling city on the Arkansas River.
Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest,
Dissent in Wichita traces the contours of race relations and
black activism in this unexpected locus of the civil rights movement. Based on
interviews with more than eighty participants in and observers of Wichita's
civil rights struggles, this powerful study hones in on the work of black and
white local activists, setting their efforts in the context of anticommunism,
FBI operations against black nationalists, and the civil rights policies of
administrations from Eisenhower through Nixon.
Wichita century: A pictorial history of Wichita, Kansas, 1870-1970
Visions from the Heartland
Grease, Builders and Bandits : The Men and Women of Wichita's Past
Astra Per Aspera": "To the Stars Through Difficulties": The Story of the Fourth
National Bank and Trust Company, Wichita, Kansas