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Title:
West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express
Author:
DeFelice, Jim, 1956- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
viii, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
In the spring of 1860 on the eve of a civil war that threatened to tear the country apart, two Americans conceived of an audacious plan for linking the nation's two coasts, thereby joining its present with its future. This book traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri 1,500 miles west to Sacramento.
General Note:
Maps on end caps.
Language:
English
Contents:
Go! -- Money, ambition and other complications -- Bleeding Kansas, bleeding men -- Of colts and cranks -- Threat of dissolution -- Rough men -- Buffalo Bill -- Unbonded -- The great divide -- Saints -- Sand and silver -- Indian wars -- Storms -- A place called tomorrow -- Remains of the day.
ISBN:
9780062496768
Format :
Book

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