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West Like Lightning : The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express. Cover Image Book Book

West Like Lightning : The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express.

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  • ISBN: 9780062496782
  • ISBN: 0062496786
  • Physical Description: viii, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published: 2018.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 329-341) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Go! -- Money, ambition, and other complications -- Bleeding Kansas, bleeding men -- Of colts and cranks -- Threat of dissolution -- Rough men -- Buffalo Bill -- Unbonded -- The Great Divide -- Saints -- Sand and silver -- Indian wars -- Storms -- A place called tomorrow -- Remains of the day.
Summary, etc.:
West Like Lightning traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri the edge of the civilized world in the mid-nineteenth century 1,500 miles west to Sacramento. Jim DeFelice who travelled the Express's route in his research plumbs the legends, myths, and true facts of the service, viewing it within the context of the American story and exploring its lasting relevance today. Though the Pony Express was eclipsed by the telegraph in less than two years, it remains today an enduring symbol of American values: rugged individualism, perseverance, and speed.
Subject: Pony express > History.
Postal service > United States > History.
Frontier and pioneer life > United States.
West (U.S.) > History.
United States.
West (U.S.)
Genre: History.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Livingston County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Livingston County Library - Main Library.


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