The West

The West

An Illustrated History

Book - 1996
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This vivid narrative history -- magnificently illustrated with more than 400 photographs, many of them never before published -- takes us on a gripping journey through the turbulent history of the region that has come to symbolize America around the world. Drawing on hundreds of letters, diaries, memoirs, and journals as well as the latest scholarship, The West presents a cast as rich and diverse as the western landscape itself: explorers and soldiers and Indian warriors, settlers and railroad builders and gaudy showmen. The book is filled with stories of heroism and hope, enterprise and adventure, as well as tragedy and disappointment. It explores the tensions between whites and the native peoples they sought to displace, but it also encompasses the Hispanic experience in the West. Gracefully written, handsomely designed, meticulously researched, The West is an unrivaled work of history that brilliantly captures all the drama and excitement, the sober realities and bright myths of the American West. Book jacket.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316922364
Branch Call Number: 978 WAR
Characteristics: xvii, 445 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Duncan, Dayton


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May 23, 2016

Great book about The West! Well put together. Great read! The history in this book that I didn't know or wasn't aware of, and some I (somewhat) know. I like the pictures in the book. I do like the west. Thanks to this book I know more about the west than before.

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