American History


in canoes and prairie schooners among the stalwarts who explored and settled the American West. In powerfully evocative prose, the best-selling author of tells how Americans and immigrants slowly, often violently, crossed the Mississippi in pursuit of wealth, thrills, land, sanctuary

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