The Way West: True Stories of the American Frontier

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James A. Crutchfield
Macmillan, 2005 - 304 halaman
The history of America is, at its core, the story of the American West. In this new volume from the Western Writers of America, we are taken deep into true stories that helped America form its identity, and the people that embodied its essence.
James A. Crutchfield, a long-time WWA Secretary-Treasurer and seasoned historian, has assembled a remarkable cadre of authors. Included are winners of the Owen Wister Award, given each year to the best nonfiction book of the West:
*David Dary explores the network of trails that lead explorers West
*Bill Gulick recalls the Steamboat days of the Pacific Northwest
*Leon Claire Metz goes deep into John Wesley Hardin's world
*Robert M. Utley shows us the true faces of the Texas Rangers
*Dale L. Walker takes us on a tour of the final resting places of forty of the West's most celebrated figures.
The Way West covers many of the now obscure individuals and forgotten stories of our storied past and gives new insights into famous characters and events of this legendary era. So join the Western Writers of America on a journey back in time and lose yourself in the colorful history of the American West.
 

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Introduction
9
Survival of the Cowboy
15
A Medical Necessity
25
Larry K Brown
31
Zebulon Pike
49
Western Trails
59
Riley Froh
71
Carmen Goldthwaite
83
The Jayhawking of Salina
163
Meed
173
Bill Cody Gets Buffaloed
195
Candy Moulton
201
The Idaho Gold Dust Murders
215
Peterson
223
The Forgotten Hero
233
A New Mexico Cause Célèbre
247

Battle Butte January 8 1877
93
The Alamo
105
Pacific Northwest Steamboat Days
121
Elmer Kelton
141
The Intrepid Females of FortyNine
151
Images of the Texas Rangers
257
The Whereabouts of Forty Celebrated Westerners
277
Thou shalt Not or How to Tame a TexiKan
289
Notes on the Contributors
297
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JAMES A. CRUTCHFIELD is a longtime secretary of treasury for the Western Writers of America and one their most-respected historians. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

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