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Synopsis: Deadwood, South Dakota, has been a source of American legend for over one hundred years. European exploration, Indian wars, gold booms and busts, presidential visits, frontier shootouts, and the natural beauty of the surrounding Black Hills have all captured the imagination of Americans and foreigners. Deadwood: The Golden Years recreates the town that assimilated all that its geography, gold, natural disasters, and the extremes of human behavior could throw in its way. Deadwood was a microcosm of the American frontier and the gold rush town. This history of Deadwood emphasizes its most volatile period, 1875-1925, with careful scrutiny of before and after. The author, a western historian and foremost raconteur, carefully separates legend from fact and presents them both: the spirit of Deadwood was real. Witty and sympathetic understanding born of a lifetime in the Black Hills and acquaintance with many of the characters who traipse through the pages give this book a comprehensiveness rarely found. It is a lively, reliable, and sometimes irreverent narrative of Deadwood—the next best thing to having lived there for the last century.
About the Author: Watson Parker is professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the author of Gold in the Black Hills and Black Hills Ghost Towns.
Title: Deadwood: The Golden Years
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Condition: New
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1981. Condition: Fair. First Edition, First Printing. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97092773
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020803209738
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 1981. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0803209738-2-4