- Compass Guide Montana, a guide book with literary excerpts and short essays;
- High, Wide, and Handsome, a 1943 history of Montana that is still one of the best general histories about the state;
- Bad Land, an American Romance (fiction), which I don't know anything about;
- The Last Best Place, an anthology of Montanan writing both fiction and nonfiction that serves as a great introduction to Montanan literature; and
- a map.
This Essential Reading is followed by a long list of other books that might be of interest to travelers to Montana: guidebooks, history, cultural portraits, biography, natural history, field guides, science, maps, and literature. It is a good selection; I suspect that I will be acquiring some of these books in the near future, even though I already have a pretty good library of Montana books.
Now I just need to figure out somewhere to travel, so I can justify using this site more!