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The Wild West: 365 Days

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The Wild West: 365 Days is a day-by-day adventure that tells the stories of pioneers and cowboys, gold rushes and saloon shoot-outs in America's frontier. The lure of land rich in minerals, fertile for farming, and plentiful with buffalo bred an all-out obsession with heading westward. The Wild West: 365 Days takes the reader back to these booming frontier towns that becam ...more
Hardcover, 744 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Harry N. Abrams
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Jackson Burnett
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Wild West is an incredible photo history featuring rare photos from the collection of Robert McCubbin, publisher emeritus of True West magazine. Historian and raconteur Michael Wallis provides an entertaining and informative narrative for each illustration.

While the book is designed as a story/picture-a-day book, it's engaging enough to be read as an overview of the colorful American West. Readers learn stories bawdier than fiction, more tragic than drama.

The entries skew towards the Southwe
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Oct 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
This is a coffee table book. At the top of each page is an almanac entry for what happened in the West on that date. Each date has its own story about a person or an event. The pictures are tremendous.
Lisa Pigna
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: american-history
A fantastic capsule of the time of American history featuring.great photos, illustrations and ephemera of lawmakers, lawbreakers and the majesty of the Indian peoples whose life was changed forever.l

Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed the Old West history shared in this book. The pictures brought the stories to life.
David Roberts
This is a really fascinating daily reading book! Each day starts with an brief excerpt of what happened "on this day in history." (So, for December 31, it says "1852 In California, the most prosperous year of the gold rush ends, with $81.3 million in gold mined." The others are less lame than this one...)

Then we have a daily story about a famous character or event in the old west. Many outlaw, bank and train robbery stories, and featuring old wild west shows and other dramatic events. Last, the
Jun 30, 2014 rated it liked it
This is not a "history book." It is not an almanac or a diary. Yes, you can take a year reading an entry per day, but I didn't.

Each entry contains a replica of an original drawing, etching, painting or photograph of the subject matter. It can be as narrow as a particular place or person, or as broad as a tribe or an activity (such as the fur trade). There are few citations or indications beyond the statements as to the corroboration for the notes provided. For me, Wallis succeeds in easily expan
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Michael Wallis is the bestselling author of Route 66, Billy the Kid, Pretty Boy, and David Crockett. He hosts the PBS series American Roads. He voiced The Sheriff in the animated Pixar feature Cars. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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