Chapter One's Top 10 for 2018

Our top selling titles for 2018

1. TIED! Becoming by Michelle Obama/Bitterroot Mountain Trails Vol. 2 by Mike Hoyt

3. Brush with a Wild Thing or Two by Dale Burke

4. Indian Creek Chronicles by Pete Fromm

5. 100 Classic Montana Hikes by Douglas Lorain

6. The Names of the Stars by Pete Fromm

7. TIED Bitterroot Mountain Trails Vol. 1 by Mike Hoyt/From Battlefields to Beet Fields by Larry Strate

9. Hiking the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness by Scott Steinberg

10. Birds of Montana by Stan Tekiela

Becoming Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524763138
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312422721
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - October 17th, 2003

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The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250139191
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (Falcon Guides Where to Hike) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762770892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Falcon Press Publishing - June 19th, 2012

Birds of Montana Field Guide (Bird Identification Guides) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781591930976
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Adventure Publications - November 3rd, 2004

Jeremy Smith Reading Thursday March 14th at 6PM

Hacking is in the news everyday--governments, corporations, individuals; no one or organization is completely safe.  With this in mind, we at Chapter One are excited to host Missoula author Jeremy Smith reading from his new book Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "alien" .  

Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called
ISBN: 9780544903210
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 8th, 2019


This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hacker-- a woman known only as Alien. 

When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school's tradition of high-risk physical trespassing: the original "hacking." Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien's adventures were only just beginning. 

After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top cybersecurity firm where she deployed her cache of virtual weapons--and the trespassing and social engineering talents she had developed while "hacking" at MIT. The company tested its clients' security by every means possible--not just coding, but donning disguises and sneaking past guards and secretaries into the C-suite. 

Alien now runs a boutique hacking outfit that caters to some of the world's biggest and most vulnerable institutions--banks, retailers, government agencies. Her work combines devilish charm, old-school deception, and next generation spycraft. In Breaking and Entering, cybersecurity finally gets the rich, character-driven, fast-paced treatment it deserves.

Marc Johnson Reading Thursday May 9th at 6:00 pm

Burton Wheeler is a political legend in Montana.  Marc Johnson will be at Chapter One to read from his new biography of Wheeler--Political Hell-Raiser: The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana.  This is an event not to be missed.

Political Hell-Raiser: The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806140858
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University of Oklahoma Press - March 21st, 2019


Burton K. Wheeler (1882-1975) may have been the most powerful politician Montana ever produced, and he was one of the most influential--and controversial--members of the United States Senate during three of the most eventful decades in American history. A New Deal Democrat and lifelong opponent of concentrated power--whether economic, military, or executive--he consistently acted with a righteous personal and political independence that has all but disappeared from the public sphere. Political Hell-Raiser is the first book to tell the full story of Wheeler, a genuine maverick whose successes and failures were woven into the political fabric of twentieth-century America. 

Wheeler came of political age amid antiwar and labor unrest in Butte, Montana, during World War I. As a crusading United States attorney, he battled Montana's powerful economic interests, championed farmers and miners, and won election to the U.S. Senate in 1922. There he made his name as one of the "Montana scandalmongers," uncovering corruption in the Harding and Coolidge administrations. Drawing on extensive research and new archival sources, Marc C. Johnson follows Wheeler from his early backing of Franklin D. Roosevelt and ardent support of the New Deal to his forceful opposition to Roosevelt's plan to expand the Supreme Court and, in a move widely viewed as political suicide, his emergence as the most prominent spokesman against U.S. involvement in World War II right up to three days before Pearl Harbor. 

Johnson provides the most thorough telling of Wheeler's entire career, including all its accomplishments and contradictions, as well as the political storms that the senator both encouraged and endured. The book convincingly establishes the place and importance of this principled hell-raiser in American political history. 

Pete Fromm Reading Tuesday May 7th at 6:pm

Join us for another smashing event with Chapter One favorite Pete Fromm as he launches his world-wide book tour celebrating the release of his new novel  A Job You Mostly Won't  Know How to Do. The book's release date is 05/07/2019.  Preorder now.



A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640091771
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - March 5th, 2019

Five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award Pete Fromm returns with his big-hearted new novel, a love story about family and resiliency and second chances. For young couple Taz and Marnie, their fixer-upper is the symbol of their new life together: a work in progress, the beginning of something grand, all the more so when they learn a baby is on her way. But the blueprint for the perfect life eludes Taz when Marnie dies in childbirth, plummeting the taciturn carpenter headfirst into the new, strange world of fatherhood alone, a landscape of contradictions, of great joy and sorrow. With a supporting cast as rich and compelling as the wild Montana landscape, the novel follows Taz's first two years as a father--a job no one can be fully prepared for.

With more than eleven books in over twenty years, Pete Fromm has become one of the West's best literary legends. A Job You Mostly Won't Know How To Do beautifully captures people who end up building a life that is both unexpected and brave.

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