Men to match my mountains: the opening of the Far West 1840-1900

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Doubleday, 1956 - History - 459 pages
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A collection of stories which provide an insight into the colorful and diverse personalities of the settlers who helped tame America's Far West

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Review: Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West 1840-1900

User Review  - David - Goodreads

I am reading this book and I am about 1/2 way through it. It is a fascinating read about the history of how the Far West (California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, etc.) became part of the United States. It ... Read full review

Review: Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West 1840-1900

User Review  - Nina - Goodreads

Best history of the far west I've ever read. Irving Stone wrote a lot of biographical novels. I think this is the only true history book he ever wrote, and it is terrific. It covers the original ... Read full review


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About the author (1956)

Irving Stone was born Irvin Tenenbaum on July 14, 1903, in San Francisco, California. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from U. C. Berkeley in 1923 and a Master's Degree in 1924 from the University of Southern California. Stone first came to prominence with the publication of Lust for Life, a vivid fictionalized biography of the painter Vincent Van Gogh. He is known for his historically accurate fictionalized biographies. Stone won a Western Spur Award for Men to Match My Mountains and was a member of the Western Writers of America in 1959. Irving Stone August 26, 1989 at the age of 86.

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