School Library JournalYAThis book has the appearance and format of the National Geographic magazine. The text is easy to read and is a combination of modern prose and period quotations. Each brief chapter covers a different aspect of the American West: the California Gold Rush, the great cattle drives, the Oregon Trail, and notorious outlaws. The material is heavily illustrated with both archival photographs and the superb full-color photography that is the Society's trademark. Numerous maps help pinpoint the locations of the events under discussion.Robert Burnham, R. E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA
BooknewsWords and photographs describe the wilder side of life in the West, beginning with the discovery of California gold in 1848 and ending with the stampede to the Klondike in 1898. The author includes photographs from his journeys along the trails of miners and settlers, and his visits to the sites of battles and boomtowns, including Sutter's Mill, Bonanza Creek, Little Bighorn, Wounded Knee, and Abilene. 11.25 x 8.25<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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