Take a trip to the wild, wild west to find the true history of a land steeped in legend. Exploring the social, cultural, political and economic history of the American West from the earliest times to the 21st century, this is an epic story of a region that has long fascinated people around the world. It explodes the myths of movie-makers with first hand accounts of events and photographs. This is a chronicle of the human drama and momentous events that have shaped both the Old and the New West.
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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.Review:
Edited by seriously scholarly historians and endorsed by the Smithsonian Institute, The Story of the West aims to be the most authoritative illustrated history of the American West ever published. Beautifully produced in DK's distinctive style, this title works well in breaking down an enormous and important historical subject into a manageable and accessible format. Western history is divided into six periods, each having a chapter written by a prominent academic in that period. The 100,000-word narrative is illustrated with 700 images and 50 full colour maps and timelines. The Story of the West will be bought as a home reference guide and purchased by school libraries and by the general armchair historian.
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Book Description DK, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111405300159
Book Description DK, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1405300159