Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the West 1840-1900

Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the West 1840-1900

by Irving Stone

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ISBN-13: 9780425093511
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 01/15/1986
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Book 1Revolt in Paradise
IThe Time, the Place, the Cast3
IIOne Man Wants a Wilderness ...4
IIIA Good Soldier Is Embarrassed8
IVHeroic Frauds, or None at All11
VAn Honest Scoundrel Thickens the Plot15
VIThe Time of Action Begins18
Book 2The Opening of a Land
IJohn Sutter Takes the Big Plunge25
II"The state of society is exceedingly loose"29
III"The difficulty of coming here is imaginary"32
IVSchoolteacher Bidwell Lands in Jail37
VA Fort Plays Host40
VIThe Scene Shifts to Colorado, "a Legal Fiction"42
VII"There is no man to whom I owe as much as Fremont"46
VIIICommodore Jones Goes out on a Yardarm48
IX[pound]1,000,000 to Drive out the Americans51
XWagons? Impossible!54
XIThe Men Match the Mountains57
XIILarkin Becomes Consul with a Gold-headed Cane60
XIIISeed Wheat of the Western Migration64
XIVA Democratic Army, Out for No Good68
XVThe Rugged Individualist Train73
XVI"Why is Captain Fremont here?"77
XVIIConfidential Agent82
XVIIIParadise Grows a Trifle Ugly88
XIX"There's that damned flag again!"94
XXArmed Conflict98
XXIThe Furies Pour Their Pent-up Vengeance104
XXII"It is enough. This is the right place."116
XXIIIA Curse Is Removed, San Francisco Is Born123
XXIV"It's GOLD!"128
Book 3Color in a Country
I"A frenzy seized my soul"133
IIIt's as Easy to Find Gold as Steal It138
IIIWhat Gambler Ever Refused to Play?143
IVDedicated Saints148
VGive Colorado Back to the Indians151
VIThe Men Do Not Match the Mountains152
VII"How do we get to the gold?"158
VIIINew States for the Union164
IXDeath Valley Earns Its Name170
XNevada and Colorado Show Their Color176
XIGold and Mormonism Settle a Land181
XIIRise of the Vigilantes185
XIIIThe Glory of Polygamy189
XIVEnterprising and Excitable Young Men193
XVFor Los Angeles, Neither Boom Nor Bust200
XVI"Don't shoot, I am unarmed!"204
XVII"You have struck it, boys!"209
XVIIIThe Mountain Meadows Massacre217
XIX"There is gold in Colorado. We saw it ourselves!"225
Book 4The Building of a Civilization
IPike's Peak or Bust!235
II"Crazy" Judah and the Big Four243
IIIThe Civil War Makes Its Way West249
IVThe Comstock Has as Many Troubles as It Has Prospectors254
VYou Have to Get Up Early to Beat Brigham Young261
VIInside the "Twin Relic of Barbarism"270
VII... With Presses Ready at the Drop of a Frontier277
VIII"They built the Great Wall of China, didn't they?"283
IXThe Saturnalia of Virginia City290
XBilly Ralston's "crackling, pleasure-loving town"298
XIManana Land Gets Itself Subdivided305
XIIThe Sweatbox of Ralston's Ring312
XIIIThe Saints War with the Gentile Merchants324
XIVIt Is Hard for a Land to Be Born333
XVA Polished Laurel Tie, and a Solid Gold Spike347
Book 5Giants Stalk the Land
IThe Tiger and the Octopus355
IIFour Miles to the Mineral Belt366
IIIFour Irishmen Become Silver Kings373
IVA Run on the Bank380
VNevada Cycle of Life and Death389
VI"Only force can settle the Mormon problem"399
VIIFor Brigham Young, Time Runs Out412
VIIIColorado Is a Character424
IX"Come provided with a pair of navy revolvers"435
XBaby Doe Finds H.A.W. Tabor442
XIThe Climate Is Perfection ...450
XIIThey suffered; they wept; sometimes they died ...455
Book 6An Era Ends, a New Story Begins
ISouthern California Has Its Eighty-Seveners469
IIThe Southern Pacific Loses Its Fence477
III"This sure is some Cripple Creek!"481
IVH.A.W. Tabor Completes His Cycle491
VThe Saints Come to Judgment Day497
VIUtah, Forty-fifth State504
VIIThe Rose of Sharon512
VIIIThe Far West Sits for Its Portrait519
IXThe Time, the Place, the Cast526
Acknowledgments and Bibliography527
Source of Quotations537
Index551

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