One about the short-lived Pony Express, and the men, horses and ideals that kept it going in spite of the handicaps of...

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One about the short-lived Pony Express, and the men, horses and ideals that kept it going in spite of the handicaps of nature, Indians and politics. Centered in Carson City and in the nearby Sierra Nevadas, this is the story of Sierra Dave Wagenet-an outwardly cold but respected man whose main drive is to get the mail through the Sierras, and whose main ideal is the principle behind the Pony Express- national unity. There are also the other men who make the runs, some good, some bad, but all toughened to frontier, boom town living. And at the close, when the Pony Express is made obsolete by the telegraph, these men are persuaded by Dave that their work was necessary before this higher level of communication could be possible... Although clichÉ-ridden, sometimes starry-eyed, this has excitement and action.

Pub Date: Feb. 16, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1948