Rebecca Huston's Reviews > Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 1830-1890

Prairie Fever by Peter Pagnamenta
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Sep 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 19th-century, america, non-fiction, wyoming, 2012-around-the-world-in-52-books, 2012-around-the-us-in-52-books
Read from September 05 to 08, 2012 — I own a copy

A very enjoyable book on the British adventurers who came west to explore, hunt, cattle ranch, or simply to have a good time. Full of stories, maps and a slim insert of photos. I had never heard of these stories and found them fascinating to read about this part of hidden American history. Four stars overall and recommended.

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Reading Progress

09/06/2012 page 95
28.0% "A section of American history that I had no idea existed. It seems that the British were mad about the American West."
09/07/2012 page 175
51.0% "More Englishmen, the rise of genre fiction set in the American West, and a land grab by Lord Dunraven in Colorado."
09/08/2012 page 338
100.0% "A very entertaining, insightful book into the American West and the British who came. Quite a few aha moments as well. Review coming soon."

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message 1: by Judy (new)

Judy A different viewpoint for exploring the West. Nice.

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