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Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900 (1956)

by Irving Stone

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This is probably the biggest, most academic, history book I have read. It is without doubt one of my favorite books. It reads like a novel! ( )
  elsyd | Apr 30, 2011 |
Someone reviewing Bernard DeVoto's "The Year of Decision 1846" said that this was a much better book. Read a little bit of it; lots here to come back to. ( )
  MarkHammer | Sep 15, 2010 |
This book is worth the time it takes to read, in spite of its age. The author states that the story "has been told in terms of the people who opened that land and built that civilization, each life story an integral part of the mosaic." He tells the truth. At times the book reminds one of reading one of those "newspapers" one finds at the supermarket counter.

For anyone interested in learning about the opening of the states of California, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah, this would be a good book. It is not a technical read, but entertaining and educational.

The book includes a bibliography and an index which adds to its value. ( )
  norwayken | Jun 25, 2010 |
Very good overview of the period covered. The writing is excellent. Not surprisingly, given the works he is most famous for, his research and presentation of the people is terrific. Stands up well fifty years later. ( )
  Whiskey3pa | Nov 14, 2009 |
Enjoyable history of early settlement and mining in the mountain West and Great Basin. ( )
  kcslade | Mar 11, 2009 |
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To Jean, my wife who never gives less than her best
June 6, 1956
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This is the story of the opening of a land and the building of a civilization.
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Stone has created an interwoven pageant of stories of the great westward drive which, in a few rousing decades, settled a continent and gave the United States dimensions of which its founders hardly dreamed.

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