THE OLD WEST IN FACT by Irwin R.- Ed. Blacker

THE OLD WEST IN FACT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Unlike most Western anthologies, this fine collection, companion-piece to the same editor's The Old West in Fiction pays less attention to frontier violence than to personal records of the West as it was before paperbacks and TV turned it into a never-never land. It includes, Jame Clyman's ""trip in and through the Rocky Mountains"", Turner's The Significance of the Frontier in American History, Gregg's account of the Santa Fe trail, Parkman's Oregon Trail, Mark Twain's Roughing It. There is far more in the book than the titles here given; one of the best things in it, for any student of the West, is its ""Notes for a Reader's Bibliography"". Of appeal to any Western buff who prefers historical accuracy to souped-up fiction.

Pub Date: May 4th, 1962
Publisher: Obolensky