• David Frazier's memoir of Vietnam, "Drafted!", is multilayered - from the days of war in the 60s to return visits as a photography - and as complex as the place itself.

Books

(See here for books written by Randy Stapilus which were published by other houses.)

The Unpublished, edited by Roger Plothow (March 2015). A collection of letter to the editor of the Idaho Falls Post Register that did not see publication.

100 Influential Idahoans 2015, by Randy Stapilus (January 2015). An updating from an earlier series about the individual people most affecting the shaping of the state of Idaho.

Raising the Hardy Boys, by Nathalie Hardy (December 2014). Observations, often humorous and always insightful, from an award-winning columnst about the realities of motherhood.

Drafted! Vietnam at War and at Peace, by David R. Frazier (December 2014). Frazier delivers a wry account of his wartime service in Vietnam, and his reflections on returning there 30 years later.

One Flaming Hour: A Memoir of Jerry Blackbird, by Mike Blackbird (September 2014). How a young Vietnam veteran found meaning in public service.

Through the Waters: An oral history of the Snake River Basin Adjudication, edited by the Idaho State Bar Water Law Section and Randy Stapilus (August 2014). Three dozen participants in the massive SRBA action recall how and why it happened, and how it ultimately succeeded.

Fighting the Odds: The Life of Senator Frank Church, 2nd edition, by LRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer (July 2014). Originally published in 1994 by Washington State University Press, Ridenbaugh Press was pleased to bring this definitive biography of the Idaho Senator back to publication.

The Idaho Political Field Guide 2014, by Randy Stapilus and Marty Trillhaase (February 2014). A detailed reference guide to recent Idaho politics, from the statewide level through legislative districts, counties, cities and precincts.

The Oregon Political Field Guide 2014, by Randy Stapilus and Hannah Hoffman (February 2014). A detailed reference guide to recent Oregon politics, from the statewide level through legislative districts, counties, cities and precincts.

Journey West: A Memoir of Journalism and Politics, by Stephen Hartgen (June 2014). A thougtful memoir by a prominent Idaho editor and publisher, and later state legislator.

Without Compromise: 75 Years of Service, Idaho State Police (July 2013), by Kelly Kast. A detailed and compelling history of the state police of Idaho.

New Editions: The Northwest’s Newspapers as They Were, Are and Will Be (October 2013). A survey of the daily and weekly newspapers of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, where they came from and where they’re headed.

Transition, by W. Scott Jorgensen (July 2013). A memoir of hard times in a generation on the rise.

Diamondfield: Finding the Real Jack Davis, by Max Black (May 2013). Much of the story of one of Idaho’s most famous murder trials remained hidden, until this researcher found boxes of key documents and even the long-missing weapons and bullets.

Medimont Reflections: 40 Years of Issues and Idahoans, by Chris Carlson (May 2013). A close observer of Idaho from critical vantage points over 40 years reflects on what has happened, and why.

Idaho 100: The People Who Most Influenced the Gem State, by Randy Stapilus and Martin Peterson (October 2012). The stories of the 100 famous, sometimes infamous and occasionally obscure people who most influenced the development of the state of Idaho.

The Idaho Citizens Guide, by Mark Stubbs, James Weatherby and Randy Stapilus (July 2012). Updated edition of 1999 which brings together perspective from an Idaho political figure, political scientist and journalist on the structure and terrain of Idaho government and politics.

The Idaho Political Field Guide, by Randy Stapilus (April 2012). A detailed reference guide to recent Idaho politics, from the statewide level through legislative districts, counties, cities and precincts.

The Oregon Political Field Guide, by Randy Stapilus (April 2012). A detailed reference guide to recent Oregon politics, from the statewide level through legislative districts, counties, cities and precincts.

From Scratch: Inside the Lightning Launch of the College of Western Idaho, by Dennis Griffin. How to create a public community college from the ground up in two years – told by the man who led the effort to found the College of Western Idaho.

The Water Gates: Water Rights, Water Wars in the 50 States, by Randy Stapilus (November 2010) – A review of water supplies, varied uses and accelerating conflicts in the 50 states.

The Intermediary: William Craig Among the Nez Perce, by Lin Tull Cannell (November 2010) – A new biography of early Idaho settler William Craig, who played a crucial role in the relationship between the Nez Perce Tribe and the new settlers, and armies, who were arriving.

Upstream: Adjudicating the Snake River Basin, by Randy Stapilus (November 2009) – Update and expansion of 1999 title.

Paradox Politics: People and Power in Idaho, 2nd edition, by Randy Stapilus (September 2009) – Revision of 1988 title.

50 Meds for a Sick Health Care System, by Randy Stapilus (September 2009). Proposals for improvements on the American health care system.

Leadership Secrets of Local Government Human Resources Officials (2008) – Published for the International Public Management Association for Human Resources. Out of print.

Leadership Secrets of Government Financial Officials (2005) – Published for the National Association of State Auditors Comptrollers & Treasurers. Out of print.

21st Century Government: A Primer on Technology for Public Officials (2002) – Published for the National Association of State Auditors Comptrollers & Treasurers. Out of print.

Idaho Yearbook Directory 2001, by Randy Stapilus (2001). Out of print.

Idaho Yearbook Directory 2000, by Randy Stapilus (2000). Out of print.

21st Century Government: A Guide to Cross-Boundary Collaboration (2000). Published for the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council.

The Snake River Basin Adjudication Reference, Water for Idaho’s Next Century, by Randy Stapilus (1999). Out of print; updated in 2009.

Idaho Yearbook Directory 1999, by Randy Stapilus (1999). Out of print.

Idaho Yearbook Directory 1998, by Randy Stapilus (1998). Out of print.

Idaho Political Almanac 1996, by Randy Stapilus (1996). Out of print; a few copies are available.

Idaho Political Almanac 1994, by Randy Stapilus (1994). Out of print; a few copies are available.

Boise Visions (1992), published for the Boise Visions Steering Committee, city of Boise, Idaho. Out of print.

The Idaho Political Almanac 1992, by Randy Stapilus (1992). Out of print; a few copies are available.

Harvesting Dollars: How to Find the Good Life in the Country, Make a Good Living and Help the Environment at the Same Time, by Larry L. Eastland, Ph.D., with contributions by Gregory Sali (1991). Out of print.

Idaho Political Almanac 1990, by Randy Stapilus (1990). Out of print; a few copies are available.

Paradox Politics: People and Power in Idaho (1988) was where we started. It told the story of politics in Idaho over the last half-century up to the mid-80s, and a varied and entertaining story it was, with colorful figures, scandal and stolen elections (or allegations of same), dramatic reversals and more. Idaho politics has changed a bit in the years since. A few copies remain available, but this edition is nearly out of print. Updated in 2009.

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