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KLIATTMen of the West belongs in the every school and YA library. Not only has Luchetti organized her material into distinct facets of men's lives on the American frontier (e.g., "Men on the Overland Crossing," "Gamblers, Lawmen, and Outlaws," "Frontier Hardships," "Beloved Husbands, Faithful Fathers"); to a very large extent, she allows them to tell their own stories. The lively and colorful text is filled with countless excerpts from diaries and letters that the men wrote during this period, roughly 1845 to 1910. Luchetti keeps the reader enthralled through the lively detail of her text and the copious photographs gathered from various western university libraries and historical societies. The text can be read in sections for reports or as a whole for a rich overview. KLIATT Codes: JSA*—Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, Norton, 252p. illus. notes. index., Ages 12 to adult.