The West: an illustrated history
1st illustrated Back Bay pbk. ed.
This vivid narrative history -- magnificently illustrated with more than 400 photographs, many of them never before published -- takes us on a gripping journey through the turbulent history of the region that has come to symbolize America around the world. Drawing on hundreds of letters, diaries, memoirs, and journals as well as the latest scholarship, The West presents a cast as rich and diverse as the western landscape itself: explorers and soldiers and Indian warriors, settlers and railroad builders and gaudy showmen. The book is filled with stories of heroism and hope, enterprise and adventure, as well as tragedy and disappointment. It explores the tensions between whites and the native peoples they sought to displace, but it also encompasses the Hispanic experience in the West. Gracefully written, handsomely designed, meticulously researched, The West is an unrivaled work of history that brilliantly captures all the drama and excitement, the sober realities and bright myths of the American West. Book jacket.
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|Grouping Title||west an illustrated history|
|Grouping Author||ward geoffrey c|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-08 22:33:59PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-14 02:07:53AM|
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|available_at_wilkinson||Telluride Wilkinson Library|
|detailed_location_wilkinson||TELL WPL Adult NonFiction|
|owning_location_wilkinson||Telluride Wilkinson Library|
|subject_facet||West (U.S.) -- History|
|title_display||The West : an illustrated history|
|title_full||The West : an illustrated history / narrative by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film script by Geoffrey C. Ward and Dayton Duncan ; with a preface by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns ; and contributions by Dayton Duncan ... [and others]|
|title_sub||an illustrated history|