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Wonderous Times On The Frontier (original 1991; edition 1991)
by Dee Brown
Wondrous Times on the Frontier by Dee Brown (1991)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0874836751, Paperback)In his first work of nonfiction in twelve years, celebrated historian Dee Brown draws on more than fifty years of research in this good-humored social history of the American frontier. In a work rich in anecdotes about pioneers, women, lawmen, outlaws, newspapermen, schoolteachers, cowboys, tenderfeet, preachers, and native Americans, Brown portrays the diversity of the frontier experience.
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A lively, anecdotal history of life in the American West during the nineteenth century Frontier life, Dee Brown writes, "was hard, unpleasant most of the time," and " lacking in almost all amenities or creature comforts." And yet, tall tales were the genre of the day, and humor, both light and dark, was abundant. In this historical account, Brown examines the aspects of the frontier spirit that would come to assume so central a position in American mythology. Split into sections-"Gambling, Violence, and Merriment," "Lawyers, Newsmen, and Other Professionals," and "Misunderstood Minorities-it is mindful in its correction of certain stereotypes of Western life, and is a mesmerizing account of an untamed nation and its wild, resilient settlers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
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