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West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express

Author: Jim DeFelice
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim DeFelice
ISBN: 9780062496768 006249676X
OCLC Number: 981549769
Notes: Maps on end caps.
Description: viii, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Jim DeFelice.

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