Orphans Preferred by Christopher Corbett
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Orphans Preferred
By Christopher Corbett

Orphans Preferred

The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express

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Orphans Preferred by Christopher Corbett

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WANTED. YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS. NOT OVER 18. MUST BE EXPERT RIDERS. WILLING TO RISK DEATH DAILY. ORPHANS PREFERRED. California newspaper help-wanted ad, 1860 The Pony Express is one of the most celebrated and enduring chapters in the history of the United States, a story of the all-American traits of bravery, bravado, and entrepreneurial risk that are part of the very fabric of the Old West. No image of the American West in the mid-1800s is more familiar, more beloved, and more powerful than that of the lone rider galloping the mail across hostile Indian territory. No image is more revered. And none is less understood. "Orphans Preferred" is both a revisionist history of this magnificent and ill-fated adventure and an entertaining look at the often larger-than-life individuals who created and perpetuated the myth of the Pony, as it is known along the Pony Express trail that runs from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. The Pony Express is a story that exists in the annals of Americana where fact and fable collide, a story as heroic as the journey of Lewis and Clark, as complex and revealing as the legacy of Custer s Last Stand, and as muddled and freighted with yarns as Paul Revere s midnight ride. "Orphans Preferred" is a fresh and exuberant reexamination of this great American story."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780767906937
ISBN-10: 0767906934
Format: Paperback
(206mm x 132mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher Corbett

Christopher Corbett has been a working journalist for more than twenty-five years. A former news editor and reporter with the Associated Press, Corbett has also written for" "the "New York Times," " Washington Post," " Philadelphia Inquirer," and" Boston Globe." The author of the novel" Vactionland," he lives in Baltimore and teaches journalism at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County."

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