What They Didn't Teach You about the Wild West

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Presido Press, 2000 - History - 370 pages
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"The Wild West goes back farther in time than you might imagine. The first "cow-boys" were rustlers during the American Revolution and by the end of the Revolution, the "frontier" was the Ohio River Valley. It also extends much farther into modern times than most would think. Early Hollywood cowboy movie star Tom Mix was a real cowboy in the late 1800s. Wyatt Earp and Butch Cassidy lived into the twentieth century. And, there is substantial evidence that the Sundance Kid lived until 1957." "Once again, What They Didn't Teach You ... author Mike Wright breathes life into our nation's history while spotlighting many little-known stories from the Wild West, always with a fine eye for the human element."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Pedestrian title notwithstanding, this is an engrossing, lively, and comprehensive look "beneath the skirts" of our national Western-colonialist myth. Wright (What They Didn't Teach You About the ... Read full review


The Cowboys Making the Wild West Wild Part One
Trails West Head Em Up and Move Em Out
The Cattle Barons Making the Wild West Wild Part Two

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Mike Wright is the author of the "What They Didn't Teach You ..." books. In addition to the American Revolution, he has tackled the Civil War, World War II, & the Wild West. Future volumes will cover the sixties & the twentieth century. Wright, an Emmy-winning television writer, lives in Chicago.

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