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Bill O'reilly's Legends & Lies: The Real West
Bill O'reilly's Legends & Lies
The Real West
Hardcover      ISBN: 1627795073
"The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's documentary television series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know : How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman--and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the west's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies docuseries --from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history"--
A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn--The Last Great Battle of the American West
A Terrible Glory
Custer and the Little Bighorn--The Last Great Battle of the American West
Paperback      ISBN: 0316067474
In June of 1876, on a hill above a winding river called "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 men under his direct command were annihilated by nearly 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. This devastating loss caused an uproar, and public figures pointed fingers in order to avoid responsibility. Custer, who was conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame. The truth, however, was far more complex. A TERRIBLE GLORY is the first book to relate the entire story of this endlessly fascinating battle, and the first to call upon all the vital new forensic research of the past quarter century. It is also the first book to bring to light the details of the army cover-up--and unravel one of the greatest mysteries in US military history.
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter
Wild Bill
The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250173795
The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City. In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO
Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show
Buffalo Bill's America
William Cody and the Wild West Show
Paperback      ISBN: 0375726586
An illuminating study of the life and times of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody examines the accomplishments and self-inventions of the colorful Pony Express rider, trapper, Civil War soldier, professional buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, cavalry scout, actor, and dime-novel hero within the social and cultural context of his era. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0805210040
The diaries of American pioneer women vividly describe their lives and contributions to the settling of the frontier
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
The Prairie Traveler
A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
Paperback      ISBN: 0918222893
Filled with helpful information that was essential for safe travel west as well as a fascinating view of the strenuous life faced by prairie travelers before the era of the railroad.
The Saga of the Pony Express
The Saga of the Pony Express
Paperback      ISBN: 0878424520
Though the transcontinental mail-by-suicide-rider service only lasted 18 months, it has become an icon of American mythology. Di Certo describes the social and political context of its rise, the details of its operation, and the causes for its demise. A film version is in planning. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The West: An Illustrated History
The West
An Illustrated History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316922366
The creators of the landmark public television series The Civil War and Baseball present a lavishly illustrated companion book to the forthcoming series tracing the history of the West. TV tie-in. $300,000 ad/promo. BOMC, History, & QPB Main.
Son of the Morning Star
Son of the Morning Star
Paperback      ISBN: 0060971614
Portrays the life of General Custer and describes the massacre of him and his forces by the Indians at the Little Bighorn
The Wild West: How the West Was Won
The Wild West
How the West Was Won
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616084375
A colorful illustrated history of the American West that separates fact from fiction and shows exactly how "wild" the West really was.