West like lightning : the brief, legendary ride of the Pony Express / Jim DeFelice.Material type: TextPublisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, Copyright date: �2018Edition: First edition.Description: viii, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062496768; 006249676X.Subject(s): Pony express -- History | Postal service -- United States -- History | Frontier and pioneer life -- United States | West (U.S.) -- History | Pony express -- HistoryDDC classification: 383/.1430973
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Maps on end caps.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-357) and index.
In the spring of 1860 on the eve of a civil war that threatened to tear the country apart, two Americans conceived of an audacious plan for linking the nation's two coasts, thereby joining its present with its future. This book traces the development of the Pony Express and follows it from its start in St. Joseph, Missouri 1,500 miles west to Sacramento.
Go! -- Money, ambition and other complications -- Bleeding Kansas, bleeding men -- Of colts and cranks -- Threat of dissolution -- Rough men -- Buffalo Bill -- Unbonded -- The great divide -- Saints -- Sand and silver -- Indian wars -- Storms -- A place called tomorrow -- Remains of the day.