Best of Dee Brown's West by Dee Alexander Brown
An Anthology

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Dee Brown, the foremost popular historian of the American West, has been exploring its "true history" for over 50 years in some 30 books and dozens of historical articles. Known for his forceful and well-documented narratives, Dee Brown changed the way we look at the West. Without a political or ideological axe to grind, he has stripped away familiar stereotypes and romanticised images, he has always shown us the Old West as it really was. The 25 works in this collection span 100 years of history. Brown includes pieces on noted figures such as Lewis and Clark and Geronimo, stories of the Pony Express riders, longhorn ranchers and cowboys, and women who were brought to the West to marry miners and ranchers. He offers accounts of the Trail of Tears, the Santa Fe Trail, western settlement, the Plains Indians, war and peace between whites and Indians, and an assortment of intrigues, crimes, and scandals. Containing some of Brown's best work, this book will captivate readers with an interest in a perennially fascinating chapter of our history.

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Dee Brown is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction relating to American frontier history. Born in 1908, Brown worked as a printer's devil and newspaperman before studying in Washington, D.C., and joining the University of Illinois as an agricultural librarian. He now lives with his wife, Sally, in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Published December 1, 1997 by Clear Light Pub. 366 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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""As well as could be estimated the Cherokees had lost about four thousand by deaths--or one out of every four members of the tribe."" ""A Girl in the Donner Party"" looks at the tragic trip over the Donner Pass through the diary of 12-year-old Virginia Reed.

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Dee Brown, perhaps the most popular historian of the American West, is best known for his book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, but he has also written some outstanding shorter pieces of nonfiction–24 of which appear here.

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