Riding with the Mail: The Story of the Pony Express (Library Binding)

The Story of the Pony Express

By Gare Thompson

National Geographic Society, 9781426301926, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2007

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Description

This was how America communicated in the dangerous days of the Wild West: by a courier service demanding daring dashes through the badlands. The Pony Express was a long, tortuous gauntlet for the brave riders who dared to deliver. Riding with the Mail: The Story of the Pony Express is an amazing-but-true American adventure story. Read of the risks riders ran, from snakebites to bandits, and discover the historic changes that made this famous trail obsolete.
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About the Author

Gare Thompson has long been involved with children's books as an author and editor. He has written several of National Geographic's Science Chapters and History Chapters, including Riding with the Mail: The Story of the Pony Express, Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott Race to the South Pole, and Serengeti Journey: On Safari in Africa. To learn more, visit garethompson-writer.com or follow @ThompsonGare on Twitter.
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