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This blend of social, cultural, political, and economic history tells the complete story of the American West -- from prehistoric mammoth hunters to present-day Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Written in an clear, engaging style by prominent historians in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, The Story of the West brings to life the historical figures behind the myths with photos, objects, paintings, and drawings from the Smithsonian's collection. Contributors include: James P. Ronda, John Logan Allen, Glenda Riley, and W. Raymond Wood.

About the Author:
Robert M. Utley is one of the founders of the Western History Association. His works include Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers, Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier, and High Noon in Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789496607
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 10.16(w) x 12.08(h) x 1.11(d)

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