DREAMS OF EL DORADO: A History of the American West.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - A history of the settling of the settling of the American West from "John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush." An account which focuses on how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance - 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." SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, maps, notes. xvi, 506 pp.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.