The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
Hardcover ISBN: 1501168681
Recounts the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals.
Billy the Kid
The Endless Ride
Paperback ISBN: 039333063x
Complemented by rare images and period photographs, an evocative re-creation of the life of Billy the Kid journeys behind the sensationalized legend to reveal the real world of the celebrity outlaw, a young man who became one of the most enduring icons of the American West. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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)
Buffalo Bill's America
William Cody and the Wild West Show
Hardcover ISBN: 0375412166
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. 20,000 first printing.