The West from a Car Window. New Introduction and Index by Rawlene LeBaron and Laurel Michele Wickersheim

The West from a Car Window. New Introduction and Index by Rawlene LeBaron and Laurel Michele Wickersheim

Regular price $31.50 Sale

The West from a Car Window. New Introduction and Index by Rawlene LeBaron and Laurel Michele Wickersheim - Richard Harding Davis. Richard Harding Davis was one of the most recognizable journalists of his day. Davis was larger than life for his time, so much the persona of his era that, with its passing, he has been largely forgotten and his reporting on major events or social conditions is difficult to find. In January 1892, he boarded a train to begin a three-month tour of the West to write a series of articles for Harper's Weekly. This series was later published in a book, The West from a Car-Window. The West offered adventure, danger, and potential riches; and had captured the imagination of the country. This well written narrative is beautifully descriptive and detailed. Readers will journey through Texas, from San Antonio to Corpus Christi; meet U.S. troops on the Texas/Mexican border; tour a mining camp, Oklahoma City, a Texas ranch, and an Indian reservation; experience an army post through civilian eyes; and for a finale, visit Denver and Colorado Springs in Colorado. Numerous illustrations by Remington enliven the text. A new full name and place index has been added. (1892), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 262 pp. 101-D3647 ISBN: 0788436473