Wondrous Times on the Frontier by Dee Brown

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A lively, anecdotal history of life in the American West during the nineteenth century
Frontier life, Dee Brown writes, “was hard, unpleasant most of the time,” and “ lacking in almost all amenities or creature comforts.” And yet, tall tales were the genre of the day, and humor, both light and dark, was abundant. In this historical account, Brown examines the aspects of the frontier spirit that would come to assume so central a position in American mythology. Split into sections—“Gambling, Violence, and Merriment,” “Lawyers, Newsmen, and Other Professionals,” and “Misunderstood Minorities—it is mindful in its correction of certain stereotypes of Western life, and is a mesmerizing account of an untamed nation and its wild, resilient settlers.    This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

About Dee Brown

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Dee Brown is most renowned for "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, " which has sold more than five million copies worldwide. He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction relating to American frontier history. He lives with his wife, Sally, in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Published October 23, 2012 by Open Road Media. 328 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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