The creation of Seattle and the displacement of those who built it

Seattle from the Margins
Exclusion, Erasure, and the Making of a Pacific Coast City

By Megan Asaka

The dirty work essential to a clean energy transition

A History of Batteries and Lessons for a Clean Energy Future

By James Morton Turner

Forward by Paul S. Sutter

Fear No Man: Don James, the

The inside story of one of the most electrifying college football teams of all time

Fear No Man
Don James, the ’91 Huskies, and the Seven-Year Quest for a National Football Championship

By Mike Gastineau
Forward by Nick Saban

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Peter Boag: Pioneering Death (sepia-toned background with gothic ornamentation and text in black and red, and drawing of Loyd Montgomery - subject of the book)

A shocking murder uncovers the brutal realities of frontier life

Pioneering Death
The Violence of Boyhood in Turn-of-the-Century Oregon

By Peter Boag

BJ Cummings: The River That Made Seattle

Restores the river to its central place in the city’s history

The River That Made Seattle
A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish

By BJ Cummings

New in paperback!

Quintard Taylor: The Forging of a Black Community (black and white image of civil rights march through Seattle, black background with white and gold typography and gold panel at the bottom of the image with black text)

A critically important classic on Seattle history and black urbanization

The Forging of a Black Community
Seattle’s Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era

Second Edition

By Quintard Taylor

New foreword by Quin’Nita Cobbins-Modica

Afterword by Albert S. Broussard

Peter Bacho: Uncle Rico

A love note to the city and its once vibrant Pinoy community

Uncle Rico’s Encore
Mostly True Stories of Filipino Seattle

By Peter Bacho

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