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The Great American West: A Pictorial History from Coronado to the Last Frontier
The Great American West A Pictorial History from Coronado to the Last Frontier Author:James D. Horan Here is the full western story, from the days of the conquistadores to the twentieth century, in an account notable not only for its comprehensiveness, but also for its amazing collection of photographs which show all aspects of the West as it actually was. — For many years, in preparation for this book, Mr. Horan has been seeking out pictures of... more » the West and has accumulated over 5,000, including a number of collections that have never been published before, notably the Tim O'Sullivan pictures of the King and Wheeler Expeditions, the General Pitman collection of the Dakota Territories, C. E. Watkins' Yosemite and Columbia River collection, and the Theodore Roosevelt Elkhorn Ranch collection.
From these collections, from museums, libraries, historical societies and all possible private as well as public sources Mr. Horan has selected the photographs for this book.
In addition, among the illustrations are paintings, in full color, by such famous artists of the West as Remington, Catlin, Bodmer, Russell, and many others, contemporary prints, engravings and drawings, maps, some rare and previously unpublished, some made especially for this book, documents and official papers from national and state archives; newly discovered letters and diaries; and a notable pictorial directory of desperadoes and lawmen of the West.
As no other book does, The Great American West presents a thrilling panoramic view of the vast and wonderfully varied land that lies between the Mississippi Valley and the Pacific Ocean, and traces the exciting story of how Americans explored it, settled and developed it, established law and order and made it great.« less