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Wonderous Times on the Frontier by Dee Brown

Jules

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Here's a personal favourite Wonderous Times on the Frontier by Dee Brown. This is an account of the Wild West as it really was, rather than how it appears in films.
Dee Brown's most famous work- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, while brilliant, was also incredibly harrowing but this book is vastly lighter.
Who wants the tale of Oscar Wilde's poetry tour of the Klondyke and drinking matches with Cowboys and prospectors? The Czar of Russia's customized train for him to go shooting buffalo on the plains? Peruvian pipe bands becoming the music of choice in saloons in the 1890s etc...
History at its most colourful and -in palces- deeply wierd
 

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Here's a personal favourite Wonderous Times on the Frontier by Dee Brown. This is an account of the Wild West as it really was, rather than how it appears in films.
I like this forum. 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee' was a fantastic and eye opening read. I'm grabbing a copy of 'Wondrous Times On The Frontier'!
 
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