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The Resource Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West, H.W. Brands

Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West, H.W. Brands

Label
Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West
Title
Dreams of El Dorado
Title remainder
a history of the American West
Statement of responsibility
H.W. Brands
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes readers from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush
Summary
H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush. He shows how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance that put their stay-at-home cousins to shame-and how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East
Storyline
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10815929
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brands, H. W
Dewey number
978/.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.B814 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history of the American West
Label
Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West, H.W. Brands
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Napoleon's gift -- Part II. A skin for a skin -- Part III. Gone to Texas -- Part IV. The great migration -- Part V. The world in a nugget of gold -- Part VI. Steel rails and sharps rifles -- Part VII. The middle border -- Part VIII. The cowboy in the White House
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 524 pages
Isbn
9781541672529
Lccn
2018048887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1057730722
  • (OCoLC)1057730722
Label
Dreams of El Dorado : a history of the American West, H.W. Brands
Publication
Note
Maps on end pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Napoleon's gift -- Part II. A skin for a skin -- Part III. Gone to Texas -- Part IV. The great migration -- Part V. The world in a nugget of gold -- Part VI. Steel rails and sharps rifles -- Part VII. The middle border -- Part VIII. The cowboy in the White House
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 524 pages
Isbn
9781541672529
Lccn
2018048887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1057730722
  • (OCoLC)1057730722

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