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The way west : true stories of the American frontier

Author: James A Crutchfield; Western Writers of America.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The history of America is, at its core, the story of the American West. In this new volume from the Western Writers of America, we are taken deep into true stories that helped America form its identity and the people who embodied its essence.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Crutchfield; Western Writers of America.
ISBN: 0765304503 9780765304506
OCLC Number: 58451694
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
An anthology of nonfiction from members of the Western Writers of America.
Description: 304 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Paul Andrew Hutton --
Survival of the cowboy / Darrell Arnold --
Medical necessity / Allen P. Bristow --
Did Lambe lead Mary to slaughter / Larry K. Brown --
Muggins Taylor : the man and the myth / Robert Casemore --
"Is not this the Red River?" : Zebulon Pike, James Wilkinson, and the search for the far Southwest / James A. Crutchfield --
Western trails / David Dary --
Toughest town in Texas / Riley Froh --
Dancing in the eye of the storm / Carmen Goldthwaite --
Last war cry : Battle Butte, January 8, 1877 / Janet E. Graebner --
Alamo / William Groneman III --
Pacific Northwest steamboat days / Bill Gulick --
Spreading the news : California's gold messengers of 1848 / Abraham Hoffman --
Second Declaration of Independence / Elmer Kelton --
Intrepid females of forty-nine / JoAnn Levy --
Jayhawking of Salina / Judy Magnuson Lilly --
Maud, kidnapped by Pancho Villa / Douglas V. Meed --
Fast guns and dead men : the story of John Wesley Hardin / Leon Claire Metz --
Bill Cody gets buffaloed / Rod Miller --
Fourth Company / Candy Moulton --
Idaho gold dust murders / Pat Decker Nipper --
From the heart of chaos : finding Zitkala-Să / Nancy M. Peterson --
Ranald Mackenzie : the forgotten hero / Troy D. Smith --
Murder most foul : a New Mexico cause ceĺeb̀re / Karen Holliday Tanner and John D. Tanner, Jr. --
Images of the Texas Rangers / Robert M. Utley --
"More than a locomotive to separate us" / Lori Van Pelt --
R.I.P. : the whereabouts of forty celebrated westerners / Dale L. Walker --
Thou shalt not, or "How to tame a Texi-Kan" / Sandy Whiting.
Responsibility: edited by James A. Crutchfield ; with an introduction by Paul Andrew Hutton.
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The history of America is, at its core, the story of the American West. In this new volume from the Western Writers of America, we are taken deep into true stories that helped America form its identity and the people who embodied its essence.

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