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Description - Legends and Tales of the American West by Richard Erdoes

From Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hicock and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and the James boys, here is a wonderfully boisterous treasury of tall tales and fanciful yarns in which everything and everyone is larger than life. These colourful stories of real men and women. The pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors and lawmen whgo settled the wild west, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon train to campfire to rodeo miners quarters, and they created in the process a uniquely American hero and an enduring folk mythology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375702662
ISBN-10: 0375702660
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 156mm x 32mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard Erdoes

Richard Erdoes is co-editor of American Indian Myths and Legends and the author of, among many other books, Lakota Woman; Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions; and Saloons of the Old West. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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