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The Wild West on Five Bits a Day By Joan Tapper

The Wild West on Five Bits a Day
by Joan Tapper

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Shows the reader what it was really like in everybody's favourite film landscape: the American Wild West in the days of Jesse James and Dodge City. This title offers advice on the boarding houses and filthiest saloons, what to eat, what to wear, who to meet and who to avoid and how to get out of Dodge in a hurry if you fail to spot the difference.
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The Wild West on Five Bits a Day by Joan Tapper

Put on your spurs, fill your pockets with gold dust and ammunition, and plan your trip back in time to America's legendary frontier in 1880. The newest book in Thames & Hudson's bestselling `Time Travel' series shows the reader what it was really like in everybody's favourite film landscape: the American Wild West in the days of Jesse James and Dodge City. Drawing on contemporary newspapers and travel memoirs, Joan Tapper offers advice on the cleanest boarding houses and filthiest saloons, what to eat, what to wear, who to meet - and who to avoid - and how to get out of Dodge in a hurry if you fail to spot the difference. From navigating the new railroads to avoiding calamity when you finally meet Calamity Jane, this entertaining guide belongs in the holster of every time-travelling tourist.

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The Wild West on Five Bits a Day Reviews


'Tells you more about the Wild West than many books in the vast library on the topic' - Independent

About Joan Tapper


JoanTapper and NikWheeler collaborated on The Most BeautifulVillages and Towns of California and The Most BeautifulVillages and Towns of the American Southwest

Table of Contents


Before You Go * Getting There * Practical Advice * Entertainments and Vices * Pastimes and Celebrations * People to Meet * People to Avoid Must-See Sights

Additional information

GOR002658261
The Wild West on Five Bits a Day by Joan Tapper
Joan Tapper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2010-06-17
160
0500288720
9780500288726
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.