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Michael Wallis


Michael Wallis is a historian and biographer of the American West and also has gained international notoriety as a speaker and voice talent. In 2006, Michael’s distinctive voice was heard in Cars -- an animated feature film from Pixar Studios. In 2016, Michael received an Emmy Award for his work in the documentary film: “Boomtown.” Michael has published 19 books, has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and was also a nominee for the National Book Award. Michael was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, the Oklahoma Professional Writer's Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame and the Tulsa Hall of Fame. He was the recipient of the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Lynn Riggs Award and the first John Steinbeck Award. Also a best-selling author, his work has appeared in Time, Life, People, Smithsonian, and The New York Times. His new book is the best-seller "Best Land Under Heaven."

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Books:
Best Land Under Heaven
History / Biography
W.W. Norton
June 2017
ISBN 9780871407696
320 pages
$27.95, INSTOCK
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Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, bestselling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America s westward expansion. More/less

David Crockett
History / Biography
WW Norton
April 2012
ISBN 9780393342277
Paperback, 400 pages
$16.95, INSTOCK
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"Vivid, Comprehensible . . . cuts through decades of mythmaking." ―Texas Monthly Popular culture transformed his memory into “Davy Crockett,” and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore. More/less

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