The saga of the West, "the most American part of America", has always fascinated. John Selby's book is a mammoth tour of the United States, concentrating on the colourful and the dramatic. In it are to be found the exploits of Daniel Boone, Meriwether Lewis, Kit Carson and John Fremont; the treks of the Mormons; the pioneer work of the mountain men, the missionaries and the miners; the subjugation of the Native Americans. Here too are the dramatic incidents of American history: The Alamo, the Bear Flag Revolt, the Fetterman Massacre, Custer's Last Stand, Wovoka's Ghost Dances and Wounded Knee.
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John Selby was a former soldier who turned to military history. Born in 1905, he was of an age to hear at first hand stories of the American West which instilled in him a fascination with American history. Among his other distinguished books are Stonewall Jackson, The Boer War, The Iron Brigade, The United States Cavalry and The United States Marine Corps.
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Book Description Allen & U., 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library with usual stamps, marks etc. In VERY GOOD overall condition, with some signs of previous ownership. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001169202
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Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd, UK, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 270 Pages. The saga of the west, which Lord Bryce has called 'the most American part of America', has always fascinated. The American frontiersman, overflowing with energy, materialistic and nationalistic, has a compelling attraction in spite of his obvious faults. Bibliography: p.251-259. _ Includes index. Size: 23cm. 272 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Unallocated; West (U.S.) -- History. ISBN: 0049730088. ISBN/EAN: 9780049730083. Inventory No: V295-1152. Bookseller Inventory # V295-1152
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Book Description London, Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1975. First /1./ Edition.. 270 pages, some maps and photographs. In good condition. Red top edge gilt. Cutting sligtly spotted. Wrapper with transparent protective cover. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 Original coloured wrapper. Red cased binding. Gr.8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 55981