Xlibris Releases Dakota by Bette Duncan

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New book shares historical data meshed with Western poetry

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing service provider, announced today the release of Dakota by author Bette Wolf Duncan. This book presents a bird’s eye view of the transition of a segment of the Louisiana Purchase into the states of Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Dakota offers historical data meshed with Western poetry, with each one of the book’s twenty-three poems contributing a relevant insight. Topics covered include subjects ranging from the Civil War in Montana, to the "Big Die-Up" of 1886-1887, to the myth and reality of the American West, to the end of the homesteading era. According to the author, Dakota is more than a collection of Western verse- it is a raft with twenty-three supporting logs that has skimmed o’er the river of Western history. Dakota paints a picture of the real west and some of its magnificent people.

This book is available in Trade Paperback, Trade Hardback, and eBook formats. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Bette Wolf Duncan was born and raised in southeastern Montana. She is the granddaughter of Montana homesteaders, and the great-granddaughter of some of the earliest settlers in North Dakota’s Red River Valley. Her late husband’s grandfather was one of the early ranchers in eastern Montana.

Dakota * by Bette Duncan
Publication Date: January 24, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 101 pages; 978-1-4568-5365-5
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 101 pages; 978-1-4568-5366-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-5367-9

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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