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The American West (Paperback, Ed)

Dee Brown

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From the author of bestselling Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee comes an incisive account of how the American West changed - some say for the worse - during the 19th century. Native American Indians, settlers and cattle barons all vied for a place in the vast spaces that should have provided room for them all - but each had a reason to fight. At times the fights became even bloodier than Hollywood would have us believe, and yet it was not the rifle or the bullet that finally settled the issue of who would rule in the Wild West, but the railroads. Dee Brown writes with the descriptive eye of a journalist and the irony of a novelist in revealing how the various factions both distrusted but respected each other and how a grudging peace came to that troubled land as the century was drawing to a close. The book is illustrated lavishly with maps and evocative black-and-white photographs. (Kirkus UK)
As the railroads opened up the American West to settlers in the last half of the 19th Century, the Plains Indians made their final stand and cattle ranches spread from Texas to Montana. Eminent Western author Dee Brown here illuminates the struggle between these three groups as they fought for a place in this new landscape. The result is both a spirited national saga and an authoritative historical account of the drive for order in an uncharted wilderness, illustrated throughout with maps, photographs and ephemera from the period.


Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2004
Authors: Dee Brown
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 461
Edition: Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-7434-9010-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 0-7434-9010-X
Barcode: 9780743490108

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