Which Way to the Wild West? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion

Which Way to the Wild West? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion

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History - with the good bits put back. Welcome to the thrilling, tragic, and downright wild adventure of America’s westward expansion.

1805: Explorer William Clark reaches the Pacific Ocean and pens the badly spelled line "Ocian in view! O! the joy!" (Hey, he was an explorer, not a librarian.)

1836: Mexican general Santa Anna surrounds the Alamo, trapping 180 Texans inside and prompting Texan William Travis to declare, "I shall never surrender or retreat."

1861: Two railroad companies, one starting in the West and one in the East, start a race to lay the most track and create a transcontinental railroad.

With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California - all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.
Info

ISBN: 9781250075765

Published Date: September 22, 2015

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

Page Count: 260

Size: 9.06" l x 5.93" w x 0.83" h

Age Classification: Ages 9 to 12