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Wondrous Times on the Frontier (1991)

by Dee Brown

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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.… (more)
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I was looking for a book about everyday life on the frontier. This book provided a glimpse into that although not directly. It focused on the humor and tall tales emanating out of the West. That does capture the sense of fun and devilry in those few highlight moments of life. They reflect back on the mindset and drudgery of day to day existence but don't describe that life. Many of the tales were definitely fun, a few a bit macabre or cruel. ( )
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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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