West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9780062496768
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Language: English
Page Count: 357
Size: 9.30" l x 6.30" w x 1.25"
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The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of American Sniper brings the Pony Express to life in this rich and rollicking new history.

Populated with cast of characters including Abraham Lincoln (news of whose electoral victory the Express delivered to California), Wild Bill Hickock, Buffalo Bill Cody (who fed the legend of the Express in his Wild West Show), and Mark Twain (who celebrated the riders in Roughing It), West Like Lightning masterfully traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri - the edge of the civilized world - west to Sacramento, the capital of California, then booming from the gold rush. Jim DeFelice, who traveled the Pony’s route in his research, plumbs the legends, myths, and surprising truth of the service, exploring its lasting relevance today as a symbol of American enterprise, audacity, and daring.

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