David Lavender has written more than thirty histories, novels, and young adult books about the American West, including The Way to the Western Sea and One Man's West.
Great Westby David Sievert Lavender, Alvin M. Josephy
The Great West is a sweeping history of the commissioned expeditions, failed settlements, and land speculation that conquered the American West. A noted historian of the region and a dramatic storyteller, Lavender portrays the moments and movements that shaped the growing United States, from the founding of provisional governments to the laying of the railroads.
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