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Title:
What they didn't teach you about the wild West
Author:
Wright, Mike, 1938-
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Publication Information:
Novato, CA : Presido Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xviii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1130 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780891416906
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A snappy, easy-reading history comprised mainly of the more obscure details relating to the people, places, names, and culture of the western frontier, from the first cowboy rustlers (which Wright notes were actually at the time of the American Revolution) to contemporary evidence that the Sundance Kid lived until 1957. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author Notes

Mike Wright is the author of the "What They Didn't Teach You ..." books. In addition to the American Revolution, he has tackled the Civil War, World War II, & the Wild West. Future volumes will cover the sixties & the twentieth century. Wright, an Emmy-winning television writer, lives in Chicago.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Chronologyp. ix
Introductionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xviii
1 When the East Was West: Sunrise to Sunsetp. 1
2 The Cowboys: Making the Wild West Wild, Part Onep. 44
3 Trails West: Head 'Em Up and Move 'Em Outp. 65
4 The Cattle Barons: Making the Wild West Wild, Part Twop. 91
5 Westward Ho! Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beerholderp. 108
6 Settlers and Celestials: Those Who Toiled, Those Who Weptp. 139
7 The Railroads: Iron Horse and Pony Expressp. 170
8 The Native Americans: Warriors of the Westp. 201
9 America's Black West: Buffalo Soldiers and Maroonsp. 248
10 Gold Fever: When the World Rushed Inp. 264
11 Heroes, Heroines, and Myths: The Stuff of Dreamsp. 275
12 Wyatt Earp and Friends: Shootouts and Stickupsp. 292
13 Trail's End: The Sun Slowly Setsp. 315
Epilogue: Personal Thoughts on the Wild Westp. 350
Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 365