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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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Stone defines this as "the story of the opening of a land and the building of a civilization" — and this is the sweeping effect of his saga of the opening of the Far West, specifically California ... Read full review

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User Review  - norwayken - LibraryThing

This book is worth the time it takes to read, in spite of its age. The author states that the story "has been told in terms of the people who opened that land and built that civilization, each life ... Read full review


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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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