THE WEST: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY,
by Geoffrey C. Ward (Little, Brown and Company, 446 pages, $60.00).
This stunning companion volume to the PBS series from Ken Burns and Stephen Ives (See September/October 1996 issue of American History) examines the diverse history of the American West from the arrival of the first Spanish explorers through World War I. Richly illustrated and with a text that draws heavily from personal diaries and records, the book is a colorful journey through the era that has come to symbolize the American spirit.
More Reviews the December 1996 issue of American History:DISASTER ON THE MISSISSIPPI: THE SULTANA EXPLOSION, APRIL 27, 1865
FROM THE SHADOWS: THE ULTIMATE INSIDER’S STORY OF FIVE PRESIDENTS AND HOW THEY WON THE COLD WAR
AMERICA’S FIRST LADIES
AMERICA ON WHEELS, THE FIRST 100 YEARS: 1896-1996
THEM DAMNED PICTURES: EXPLORATIONS IN AMERICAN POLITICAL CARTOON ART
WHISPERED SILENCES: JAPANESE AMERICANS AND WORLD WAR II
OLD HICKORY’S WAR: ANDREW JACKSON AND THE QUEST FOR EMPIRE