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Wrecked in Yellowstone
by Mike Stark

Wrecked in Yellowstone is my recommended book in the History section.

The 200 page book tells the true story of E. C. Waters who tried to establish a steam boat business on Lake Yellowstone in the early years of the National Park. Commercial interests of his powerful competitors as well as Waters' abrasive personality kept getting in they way, though.

I read most of this book in one evening while sitting in the lobby of the hotel at Lake Yellowstone, the very location where a lot of this story happened 120 years earlier. If you take one history book along to your trip of Yellowstone, make it this one!

200 pages, published 2016

Yellowstone Yesterday & Today

by Paul Horsted with Bob Perry

160 pages, published 2012

Mountain Spirit: The Sheep Eater Indians of Yellowstone

by Lawrence L. Loendorf and Nancy Medaris Stone

242 pages, published 2006

Indians in Yellowstone National Park

by Joel Janetski

145 pages, published 2002

Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park

by Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf

400 pages, published 2016

Empire of Shadows

by George Black

560 pages, published 2012

Cowboy Tales On The Eaton Trail In Yellowstone

by Don W. DeJarnett

248 pages, published 2017

Women in Wonderland

by Elizabeth Watry

296 pages, published 2012

The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake

by Larry E. Morris

 pages, published 2016

The Last Indian War

by Elliott West

397 pages, published 2009

Pioneer Doctor: The Story Of A Woman's Work

by Mari Graña

342 pages, published 2005

Images of America: Fort Yellowstone

by Elizabeth Watry and Lee H Whittlesey

130 pages, published 2012

Death In Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park (2nd edition)

by Lee H. Whittlesey

440 pages, published 2014

Montana Medicine Show

by B. Derek Strahn

264 pages, published 2014

Nothing To Tell: Extraordinary Stories Of Montana Ranch Women

by Donna Gray

237 pages, published 2012

Before Yellowstone: Native American Archaeology in the National Park

by Douglas H. MacDonald

240 pages, published 2018

Images of America: Yellowstone National Park

by Lee H. Whittlesey and Elizabeth A Watry

128 pages, published 2008

Drawn to Yellowstone

by Peter H. Hassrick

160 pages, published 2016

Taken by Bear in Yellowstone: More Than a Century of Harrowing Encounters between Grizzlies and Humans

by Kathleen Snow

352 pages, published 2016

Mapping Yellowstone: A History of the Mapping of Yellowstone National Park

by Bruce H. Blevins

238 pages, published 2014