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Weller Book Works was founded as Zion Bookstore nearly 90 years ago. Over the years we’ve been known as Sam Weller’s Books and Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore. We are in our third generation of operations, owned and managed by Tony and Catherine Weller. Our staff includes four generations of Wellers and a remarkable team of book lovers. Our bookstore sells new, used and rare books in a space built to surprise and delight you in historic Trolley Square.

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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199735815
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2017

Part of the award winning Oxford History of the United States... Amazing analysis of the reconstruction period of American history from social conditions in the South to the beginning of corporate greed in the North and the exploitation of resources in the West.

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The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307948182
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Published: Vintage - September 5th, 2017

A broad narrative, like Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, that attempts a balanced look at the Indian Wars. "Although massacres occurred and treaties broken," he writes, "the federal government never contemplated genocide." Well written and plenty of reasons to weep.

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God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465015023
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Published: Basic Books - April 4th, 2017

Well written and engaging history of the rise, spread and continued life of the Ghost Dance. Interestingly, Warren argues that the Native American adherents focused more on integrating with white American economy and used the Ghost Dance to maintain their native culture.