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Dreams of El Dorado

Audiobook
"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps from the California Gold Rush to the Texas Revolution and beyond.In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush. He shows how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance that put their stay-at-home cousins to shame-and how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East.Balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told, Dreams of El Dorado sets a new standard for histories of the American West.

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Publisher: Hachette Book Group Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549154898
  • File size: 495380 KB
  • Release date: October 22, 2019
  • Duration: 17:12:02

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549154898
  • File size: 495434 KB
  • Release date: October 22, 2019
  • Duration: 17:24:03
  • Number of parts: 16

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subjects

History Nonfiction

Languages

English

"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps from the California Gold Rush to the Texas Revolution and beyond.In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush. He shows how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance that put their stay-at-home cousins to shame-and how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East.Balanced, authoritative, and masterfully told, Dreams of El Dorado sets a new standard for histories of the American West.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Book Group
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549154898
    File size: 495380 KB
    Release date: October 22, 2019
    Duration: 17:12:02

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549154898
    File size: 495434 KB
    Release date: October 22, 2019
    Duration: 17:24:03
    Number of parts: 16

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English