Which Way To The Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About America's Westward Expansion
  • Which Way To The Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About America's Westward Expansion
  • Which Way To The Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About America's Westward Expansion
  • Which Way To The Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About America's Westward Expansion
ISBN: 1596436263
EAN13: 9781596436268
Language: English
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8.5" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
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New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor recipient Steve Sheinkin welcomes young readers to the thrilling, tragic, and downright wild historic adventure of America's westward expansion in Which Way to the Wild West? Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About America's Westward Expansion, featuring illustrations by Tim Robinson.

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 spelling bee champion )
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 delivers the wild facts about 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 Read More chevron_right

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