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Sacagawea's Nickname: Essays on the American West (New York Review Books…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0940322927, Hardcover)For nearly 40 years, Larry McMurtry's novels and essays have vividly portrayed the American West, exploring life on the frontier, in small western towns, and in increasingly urban stretches of what was once open country. In these 11 essays, all originally published in The New York Review of Books, Larry McMurtry brings his unique narrative gift and dry humor to a variety of western topics. The author explores James Wilson's history of Native Americans; the writers Zane Grey and Janet Lewis; the expedition of Lewis and Clark; and the myths and reality surrounding the larger-than-life figures of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.
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"What was achieved and destroyed, what was made up and forgotten in the American West as the continent was mapped, the natives were displaced, and exploits were transformed into legends? In this new collection, Larry McMurtry profiles explorers and martyrs, hucksters and scholars - figures in the West's enduring yet ever-shifting mixture of myth and reality."--BOOK JACKET.
Two editions of this book were published by NYRB Collections.
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