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The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express

Large Print - 2003
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One of the most celebrated and enduring chapters in U.S. history, the Pony Express exemplified the traits of bravery, bravado, and entrepreneurial risk that formed the fabric of the Old West. No image is more beloved or more powerful than that of the lone rider galloping the mail across hostile Indian territory. No image is more revered and less understood. Although rooted in actual events, the saga of "the Pony" has been embellished in everything from Mark Twain's Roughing It and dime novels to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and John Ford's films. Here is both the real story of this ill-fated adventure and an entertaining look at the larger-than-life characters who created and perpetuated the myth. Book jacket.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, c2003.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780786259625
Characteristics: 524 pages (large print) ;,illustrations ;,22 cm.


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