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4.0 out of 5 stars quick review of Dee Brown's "The American West"
A lot of the material about the Indian Wars overlaps with that in Brown's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" but there is in addition interesting information about the cattle drives, cowboys, the colourful characters who lived and died in Abilene, Dodge City etc. I skipped quickly through the chapters on entertainments. Well worth reading but not in the same league as...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to American frontier history
The American West centers on three subjects: Native Americans, settlers, and ranchers. Dee Brown re-creates these groups struggles for their place in this new landscape and illuminates the history of the old West in a single volume, containing maps and vintage photographs. In his spirited telling of this national saga, Brown demonstrates once again his abilities as a...
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5.0 out of 5 stars dee brown, 31 Dec 2012
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Can say that all the books I have read by Dee Brown have been very good. Excellent if you are interested in the Old West.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One star down..., 18 Sep 2013
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I have read the other more well known book by Dee Brown, the incomparable 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee' and, it proved to be an excellent read, stacked with more information than you shake a stick at. However, the proof of Dee Brown's interest in Native Americans lies within the pages of this book as well. Although 'The American West' must feature the Indian people as a large part of history, it does tend to be overly included here. The rest of the book is both factual and well written. A number of pictures are included which happily dismisses the modern day trend of Hollywood-ised western scenarios.
A very decent read for anyone interested in the story of how America became colonised by all manner of races, creeds and types for the umpteenth time and, how the 1800's indigenous peoples were defeated and usurped. A good take on settlers, hunters, townships, and entertainment in far flung places. Superbly documented and written, well recommended.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Superb Book, 12 April 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book . Dee Brown writes well and brings his subject wonderfully to life . Whether you want to learn about indians , cowboys , ranchers , saloon girls , he covers them all in this superb book . A highly recommended read .
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4.0 out of 5 stars stories about the conquest of the west, 28 April 2014
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interesting stories, but is lacks an hystorical background, in any case godd for who wants s to understand the West
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dee Brown's "The American West"., 21 Nov 2013
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This is a fantastic account of "The Old West". It's written in chronological order of events, from the early days of exploration and the frontiersmen to the later "civilising" of this once wild land. It covers briefly the Indian wars and, although only brief, it left me deeply saddened at the European's vile treatment of the native Americans.
It covers the ranchers and the cowboys and the growth of the towns etc. There is also a charming and funny chapter on the myth of the wild west and how that was fuelled by fiction writers blending truth with imagination.
This is a highly satisfying and enjoyable book, written by a man who knows his subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This bok is a excellent book and is very educational, 15 Aug 2000
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This is a excellent and a first class book you can refer to it when you need some infomation about thr amercian west and can get it out of it. This book really helped me do my school project on the amercian west and made me understand and learn more about it. You would reccommand this book to anybody who is doing or is just wants do know about it. I am looking foward to any other book that Dee Brown writes about anything. Once again a supherb bok thanks a lot for you help.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Wild West Comes to Life!, 5 May 1998
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The audio set of Dee Brown's The American West brings to life the characters and personalities that made the wild west an exciting and at times dangerous place to live.
Although the book is very good there is nothing like listening to Mitchell Ryan's rich voice as he almost waxes rhapsodically about the adventures of Wild Bill Hickok or Big Nose Kate or Billy the Kid.
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