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Title:
Orphans preferred : the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express
Author:
Corbett, Christopher.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Broadway Books, 2003.
Physical Description:
270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
How the story goes, or what do we know? -- In the days of the pony -- "Capital fellows" - Russell, Majors & Waddell -- "A wild, uninhabited expanse" -- "The greatest enterprise of modern times!!" -- Pyramid Lake -- "Orphans preferred" and "The worst imps of satan" -- Captain Sir Richard Burton -- The telegraph: "Our little friend the pony is to run no more" -- After the pony -- Mark Twain ..."To the territory ahead" -- Billy Cody's big adventure -- Buffalo Bill's wild west: "Wholly free from sham and insincerity" -- The colonel and his thrilling and truthful history -- Pony Bob Haslam: a true rider of the purple sage -- "Memory at the best is treacherous": the story of the story of the pony express and how it grew -- The borderland of fable -- Broncho Charlie Miller, "the last of the pony express riders" -- The girl who remembered Johnny Frey.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 17.0 78327.
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ISBN:
9780767906920
Format :
Book

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