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The Resource West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express, Jim DeFelice

West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express, Jim DeFelice

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West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express
Title
West like lightning
Title remainder
the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express
Statement of responsibility
Jim DeFelice
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1860 on the eve of a civil war that threatened to tear the country apart, two Americans conceived of an audacious plan for linking the nation's two coasts, thereby joining its present with its future. This book traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri 1,500 miles west to Sacramento
Summary
On the eve of the Civil War, three American businessmen launched an audacious plan to create a financial empire by transforming communications across the hostile territory between the nation’s two coasts. In the process, they created one of the most enduring icons of the American West: the Pony Express. Equally an improbable success and a business disaster, the Pony Express came and went in just eighteen months, but not before uniting and captivating a nation on the brink of being torn apart
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10660313
Cataloging source
AZZPT
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1956-
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DeFelice, Jim
Dewey number
383.143
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Pony express
  • Postal service
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
Target audience
adult
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the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express
Label
West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express, Jim DeFelice
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Publication
Note
Maps on end caps
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 271-357)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1951687
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780062496768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062496768
  • (OCoLC)981549769
Label
West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express, Jim DeFelice
Publication
Note
Maps on end caps
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 271-357)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1951687
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780062496768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062496768
  • (OCoLC)981549769

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