The Resource More than cowboys : travels through the history of the American west, Tim Slessor, (ebook)

More than cowboys : travels through the history of the American west, Tim Slessor, (ebook)

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More than cowboys : travels through the history of the American west
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More than cowboys
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travels through the history of the American west
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Tim Slessor
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eng
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So many books about the American West leave out the more intriguing details: When, in 1803, the young USA doubled its size with the purchase from France of an unexplored vastness called La Louisiane, it was a British bank which lent the Americans most of the $15 million that they didn't have. So the financial papers for the biggest real-estate deal in history are, to this day, held in a London vault. Not many people know that... If his ranching uncle-by-marriage had had his way, the teenaged Winston Churchill - a disappointing scholar - might have been sent west to Wyoming to train as a cowboy. Who knows but, in time, he himself might have become a rancher. How then would history have turned out? Another ranching Englishman played a key role in recruiting a small army of Texas gunmen to "invade" northern Wyoming and kill more than 40 small settlers, men who had too easily been accused of being rustlers. The plan went badly wrong. But the Englishman had slipped away - gone home on holiday... It seems unlikely that Butch Cassidy was killed in a Bolivian shoot-out. It seems that he returned, under a false name, to live out his days in the West. In 1935, he even submitted a autobiographical script to Hollywood - only to have it rejected as being "too preposterous to be believable". He died two years later - penniless. "Royal tourist visits the Colonies" was the local headline. In her VC-10, the Queen had flown into the small town of Sheridan in Wyoming
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Midwest
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Slessor, Tim
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978
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non fiction
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  • Indians of North America
  • West (U.S.)
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More than cowboys : travels through the history of the American west, Tim Slessor, (ebook)
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9781908493941
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MWT11470860
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More than cowboys : travels through the history of the American west, Tim Slessor, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781908493941
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11470860
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11470860
System control number
MWT11470860
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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