At Ridenbaugh Press, I write, edit and publish a variety of books, primarily but not exclusively about the Northwest, and primarily but not exclusively non-fiction. I also provide editing and publishing services outside the books I publish.
Looking for the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV? Camping Idaho will take you there.This comprehensive guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more than 300 public campgrounds throughout Idaho's widely varied scenery. These are campsites managed by national, state, city, and county parks; the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management; and the Idaho Power Company. They're in t... read more
The frontier towns of Idaho were populated by some of the toughest and most dangerous characters in the West. Serial killer Lyda Lewis poisoned her unsuspecting husbands to cash in on their life insurance. The Eddy and Splawn families created counterfeit U.S. gold pieces. And "Diamondfield" Jack Davis, a notorious killer, even shot a child's dog. From Butch Cassidy to George Levy, Harry Orchar... read more
Governing Idaho: Politics, People and Power, details the history, geography and demographics that make the political structure of this western state a fascinating study.
How did Idaho get this way? There's no one reason, and historical trends have swept across Idaho like everywhere else, but the details easily might have been different. This book is about 100 people who, for better or worse, made Idaho much of what it is today.In Idaho 100, Martin Peterson and Randy Stapilus, who between them have been studying Idaho history for close to a century, unearth the... read more
Newspapers are going through changes. But that's nothing new: From their beginnings they have evolved in more significant and surprising ways than most people know. New Editions shows how time has shaped the newspapers of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, what they're like today, and where they're going. Which may not be where you think. New Editions: The Northwest's Newspapers as they were, are a... read more
Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Idaho History features fourteen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Gem State. It reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from Idaho’s past—both part-time Jerks and others who were Jerks through and through. They ... read more
It was a task many critics said could not be done – and it almost came undone at many turning points. But after 27 years the Snake River Basin Adjudication stands not only as one of the largest legal cases in American history but as a massive achievement in organizing Idaho’s most precious natural resoource – it water – and setting a framework for its management for many decades to come. That ... read more
A memoir of a newspaper editor and publisher who grew up in Maine and came to settle in Idaho, and made other journeys along the way as well. Stephen Hartgen now is a state legislator from Twin Falls.
Idaho’s 200 Cities: Their Past...Their Present… and Their Future. 3 volumes: North, Southwest, East. A special publication of The Association of Idaho Cities. Proceeds from the sale of Idaho’s 200 Cities will finance the not-for-profit efforts of The Association of Idaho Cities.
This book is about the process of settling civil lawsuits for money through negotiation. It’s about tactics and strategies collected by me in over fifty years of practice, including more than thirty years on the bench and in a limited private practice, working to assist in the settlement of cases throughout Idaho and the surrounding states. Although centered on the process of settling civil la... read more
When President John Kennedy challenged young people to help their country, Jim Jones decided on a career of public service: With the Army in Vietnam, as a U.S. Senate staffer, Idaho Attorney General and on the Idaho Supreme Court. This book chronicles Jim’s tour in Vietnam--living and working with South Vietnamese forces, helping an orphanage, serving as an aerial artillery spotter, and gettin... read more
The Old West yielded few murder trials more spectacular or more misunderstood than that of "Diamondfield" Jack Davis. After near brushes with the noose and after years of legal maneuvering, Davis was pardoned though many people continued to believe him guilty. Max Black has spent years researching the Diamondfield saga and found startling new evidence never before uncovered including t... read more
The detailed guide to electoral politics in Oregon in 2014.
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