Which Way to the Wild West?
Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion
Publication Date: July 7, 2009
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History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West.
With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's "Which Way to the Wild West? "delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.
Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction, and received three starred reviews; and Bomb, a National Book Award finalist and recipient of five starred reviews. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.