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The Resource Orphans preferred : the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express, Christopher Corbett

Orphans preferred : the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express, Christopher Corbett

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Orphans preferred : the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express
Title
Orphans preferred
Title remainder
the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Corbett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the myths, dangers, and most noted riders of the Pony Express, describing the challenges that prompted its employers to advertise for adventure seekers without families
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165703
Cataloging source
DLC
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Corbett, Christopher
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Pony express
Target audience
adult
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the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express
Label
Orphans preferred : the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express, Christopher Corbett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-263)
Contents
How the story goes, or what do we know? -- In the days of the pony -- "Capital fellows" - Russell, Majors & Waddell -- "A wild, uninhabited expanse" -- "The greatest enterprise of modern times!!" -- Pyramid Lake -- "Orphans preferred" and "The worst imps of satan" -- Captain Sir Richard Burton -- The telegraph: "Our little friend the pony is to run no more" -- After the pony -- Mark Twain ..."To the territory ahead" -- Billy Cody's big adventure -- Buffalo Bill's wild west: "Wholly free from sham and insincerity" -- The colonel and his thrilling and truthful history -- Pony Bob Haslam: a true rider of the purple sage -- "Memory at the best is treacherous": the story of the story of the pony express and how it grew -- The borderland of fable -- Broncho Charlie Miller, "the last of the pony express riders" -- The girl who remembered Johnny Frey
Control code
ocm51799794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
268 p.
Isbn
9780767906920
Lccn
2003041792
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADL-2249
Label
Orphans preferred : the twisted truth and lasting legend of the Pony Express, Christopher Corbett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-263)
Contents
How the story goes, or what do we know? -- In the days of the pony -- "Capital fellows" - Russell, Majors & Waddell -- "A wild, uninhabited expanse" -- "The greatest enterprise of modern times!!" -- Pyramid Lake -- "Orphans preferred" and "The worst imps of satan" -- Captain Sir Richard Burton -- The telegraph: "Our little friend the pony is to run no more" -- After the pony -- Mark Twain ..."To the territory ahead" -- Billy Cody's big adventure -- Buffalo Bill's wild west: "Wholly free from sham and insincerity" -- The colonel and his thrilling and truthful history -- Pony Bob Haslam: a true rider of the purple sage -- "Memory at the best is treacherous": the story of the story of the pony express and how it grew -- The borderland of fable -- Broncho Charlie Miller, "the last of the pony express riders" -- The girl who remembered Johnny Frey
Control code
ocm51799794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
268 p.
Isbn
9780767906920
Lccn
2003041792
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ADL-2249

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